Azure Flash News Episode for 2019-02-01

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Rick Weyenberg email: twitter: @codeboarder

Mark Garner email: twitter: @mgarner


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Microsoft joins the SciKit-learn Consortium

  • As part of our ongoing commitment to open and interoperable artificial intelligence, Microsoft has joined the SciKit-learn consortium as a platinum member and released tools to enable increased usage of SciKit-learn pipelines.

Read Replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL now in preview

  • We are excited to announce public preview availability of Read Replicas for Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports continuous, asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server (the “master”) to up to five Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers (the “read replicas”) in the same region. This allows read-heavy workloads to scale out horizontally and be balanced across replica servers according to users' preferences. Replica servers are read-only except for writes replicated from data changes on the master. Stopping replication to a replica server causes it to become a standalone server that accepts reads and writes.

Development, source control, and CI/CD for Azure Stream Analytics jobs

  • Do you know how to develop and source control your Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) jobs? Do you know how to setup automated processes to build, test, and deploy these jobs to multiple environments? Stream Analytics Visual Studio tools together with Azure Pipelines provides an integrated environment that helps you accomplish all these scenarios. This article will show you how and point you to the right places in order to get started using these tools.

Azure Security Center can detect emerging vulnerabilities in Linux

  • Recently a new flaw was discovered in PolKit – a component which controls system-wide privileges in Unix OS. This vulnerability potentially allows unprivileged account to have root permission. In this blog post, we will focus on the recent vulnerability, demonstrate how attacker can easily abuse and weaponize it. In addition, we will preset how Azure Security Center can help you detect threats, and provide recommendations for mitigation steps.

Disaster Recovery support for Linux on VMware

  • Over the last five years, a gradual shift is observed toward open source environments for a number of advantages over boxed open sources. Factors of lower cost, flexibility, security, performance, and community support for open source operating systems, primarily Linux distros have largely been driving this shift across organizations. Microsoft has embraced this industry trend and has been continuously working with providers hand in hand to contribute and strengthen the community. All major platform providers of Linux have also witnessed frequent release upgrades, assuring the developers with continued support. With all the more increasing adoption of Linux worldwide, a large number of organizations are moving their mission-critical workloads to Linux based server machines.
  • Azure Site Recovery (ASR) has always been onboarded with all major Linux server versions on VMware and/or physical machines for disaster recovery. Also, over the last six months, it has continued to put a keen focus on extending support for the latest OS version releases from multiple providers such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, and Oracle.


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