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In Azure, Data Lake Analytics and Data Lake Store Now Available in Europe and More

Now available in the North Europe, Azure Data Lake Analytics and Data Lake Store with included capabilities making it easier for developers, data scientists and analysts to store data of any size, shape and speed, and do all types of processing and analytics across platforms and languages.

Data Lake Store is a no-limit cloud data lake built so enterprises can unlock value from unstructured, semi-structured and structured data.

Microsoft published new demos on improved virtualization tools, and how to set up Azure SQL Database.

One below, demonstrates how to improve GPU (graphics processing unit) virtualization. A second shows how to set up Azure SQL Database – and how to beat the remote “logon storm.”

Improve GPU virtualization

Beat the remote “logon storm”

Partners Technical Services now available to help develop apps for Microsoft Azure and Office 365 including Dev Chat, technical tips to help plan Microsoft Azure and Office 365 apps and solutions; webcasts about application migration, developer operations (DevOps), building cross-platform apps and more; and personalized consultations with a Microsoft Azure or Office 365 technical expert throughout the application development cycle.

Power BI solution templates now support Azure Analysis Services effective Tuesday, and offer quick guided experience to create compelling analytics and visualizations on an extensible, scalable, and secure architecture that offer immediate value and that you can customize as you see fit.

Azure Analysis Services is supported for the Campaign/Brand Management for Twitter, System Center Configuration Manager, Sales Management for Dynamics 365, and Sales Management for Salesforce solution templates, Azure team says.

Aside, Power BI Gateways March update released on Tuesday brings several improvements, from re-designing summary page for the gateway, to adding new functionality to make it easier to connect to the gateway in your environment as well as to troubleshoot issues you might run into, wrties BI team.

List of features shipping today:

  • New Gateway settings and UI
  • Gateway uses FQDN for communications
  • Modified network connectivity checks

The link to download the latest gateway:

Microsoft announced Tuesday, they now support the use of Azure Blob Storage and Managed Disks with Cloud Foundry.

Microsoft and Google published a notice for developers using Azure AD B2C tenants configured for Google sign-ins stating that on “April 20th 2017, Google will block OAuth requests from embedded browsers, called ‘web-views’.”

Applications impacted:

  • Xamarin and MSAL Preview
  • Given it’s preview status, MSAL should not be in use in production, but in case you did, contact Azure Support and we’ll help you out.

  • Any library that uses embedded web-views such as AndroidAuthClient/OIDCAndroidLib (Android), NXOAuth2Client (iOS) and ADAL Experimental (iOS & Android) or codes against the protocol using embedded web-views directly, WebView (Android) and UIWebView (iOS). Android and iOS B2C samples posted before today used some of these libraries.
  • Our updated Android and iOS samples have instructions and working code with AppAuth, an open source library that uses the system web-views, writes Azure team.

Those, who are using Google as an identity provider in Azure Active Directory B2C, “need to make changes to their applications to avoid downtime,” you can use following Google libraries and samples:

Google is also calling all those who are using Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office to upgrade before April 20, 2017.

The updated version of the plug-in is bow more secure and easier to use. In particular, plug-in authentication flow has been updated to now “require users to authenticate via default browser on their system,” and not through embedded browsers known as ‘web-views’, G suide team said.

If you Google Update enabled, an atomatic updating will begin this week. You can also manually download the plug-in HERE.

The SQL Server Management Studio DAX Query Editor that helps to author a DAX query in SSMS is released today.

You can get RC3 for vNext from the SSMS release candidate download page over here.

ssmx dax query editor

Finally, Microsoft has released more documentation for Azure Command-Line Interface for managing Azure resources on macOS, Linux and Windows.

There are samples for Linux and Windows VMs (virtual machines), Web Apps and Azure SQL Database, all of which can be found on this overview page.

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