Episode 251 - Getting skilled in Azure
Published October 22, 2018
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    Azure Skills Evangelist and Cloud Solutions Architect, Daniel Baker, comes back on the show and this time he is very passionate about the resources, tips and tricks for getting skilled in Azure. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode251.mp3   Azure Learn - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/learn/azure Azure Labs - https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs  Azure Interactives - http://azureinteractives.azurewebsites.net  Microsoft YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/user/MSCloudOS  Citadel - https://azurecitadel.github.io  Azuredan – http://www.azuredan.co.uk  Pluralsight - https://www.pluralsight.com    Other updates: You can now choose which sets of user accounts should be synchronized into a managed domain. You do this by selecting groups in Azure Active Directory whose members should be synchronized to the managed domain. The current experience is PowerShell based. We’ve improved the sync performance in multiple stages. For large benchmark customers, we’ve been able to bring initial sync down to a few days. Further, the virtual machine SKU on which Azure AD DS is hosted scales automatically based on the number of objects in the directory. This enables larger customers to get better sync performance—for both initial and ongoing sync from Azure AD. Accessibility and array support with Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.4.0 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/accessibility-and-array-support-with-azure-blockchain-workbench-1-4-0/ Sweet updates about Truffle on Azure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sweet-updates-about-truffle-on-azure/ Improved governance experience with Ethereum Proof-of-Authority 1.2 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improved-governance-experience-with-ethereum-proof-of-authority-1-2/ Azure IoT Reference Architecture 2.1 release https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-iot-reference-architecture-2-1-release/ Azure Cognitive Services available in new regions Wednesday, October 17, 2018 New regions are now available for Azure Cognitive Services. The Content Moderator, Computer Vision, Face, Translator Text, and Language Understanding (LUIS) Services are now generally available in US Government regions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/content-moderator/ Azure Digital Twins | Public Preview disclosure Azure Digital Twins is the first of its kind cloud service that virtually represents the physical world across people, places and devices, and will enter public preview in mid-October. Azure Digital Twins significantly reduces time and complexity for building next generation IoT solutions by automating endpoint actions based on incoming telemetry and using predefined templates that are attuned to specific industries. Azure Digital Twins enables customers to build solutions that analyze how space is used and then optimize it to better serve your needs at every level. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-iot-reference-architecture-2-1-release/ 
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