Enable Azure CDN Azure Storage Account Portal Eextension, More

Azure Active Directory now support third-party apps, enable Azure CDN for workflow, HDInsight tools for IntelliJ & Eclipse April updates, Data driven troubleshooting of Azure Stream Analytics jobs.

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The Azure Active Directory (AD) app gallery features more than 2,800 pre-integrated, third-party apps, which means apps written by someone other than Microsoft. Now a new data released on Monday, reveals the scope of that third-party app use:

  • In April, 6.7 million unique active users signed into a third-party app using Azure AD – a number that's growing by at least 10 percent each month.
  • Those 6.7 million unique active users signed into more than 190,000 third-party apps – a number that's rising by 10,000 to 20,000 apps per month.

A new integration on Monday, now allows enabling and managing Azure CDN from Azure webs app service or Azure storage account – all without leaving the portal experience.

For users who manage websites, storage accounts or streaming endpoints for media events, adding CDN boosts scalability and performance making CDN enablement experience easy for these Azure workflow, writes Manling Zhang.

Already from Azure media services portal extension, a CDN can be enable for streaming endpoint with one click with CDN integration with Azure media services, Now this integration extends to Web App and storage account.

Now you can go to Azure portal web app service or storage account extension, and select resource, then search for "CDN" from the menu and enable CDN! Very little information is required for CDN enablement. After enabling CDN, click the endpoint to manage configuration directly from this extension.

Enabling Azure CDN from Azure web app and storage account portal extension

In the April updates of HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ & Eclipse, which is touteda as a quality milestone, Microsoft's primarily focus is on refactoring components and fixing bugs, alongise, added Azure Data Lake Store support and Eclipse local emulator support in this release.

The HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ & Eclipse serve the open source community and are of interest to HDInsight Spark developers. The tools run smoothly in Linux, Mac, and Windows.

"HDInsight Visual Studio plugin, Eclipse plugin, and IntelliJ plugin now support Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS). Users can now view ADLS entities in the service explorer, add ADLS namespace/path in authoring, and submit Hive/Spark jobs reading/writing to ADLS in HDInsight cluster<" writes program manager.

To use Azure Data Lake Store, users firstly need to create Azure HDInsight cluster ,"with Data Lake Store as storage. Follow the instructions to Create an HDInsight cluster with Data Lake Store using Azure Portal.

The public preview of metrics in the Job Diagram for data driven monitoring and troubleshooting of Azure Stream Analytics jobs, announced on Monday, enables quick and easy isolation of issues to specific components and query steps using metrics on the state of the inputs, outputs, and each step of the processing logic.

To access this capability, click on the "Job diagram" button in the "Settings" blade of the of the Stream Analytics job. For existing jobs, it is necessary to restart the job first.

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