Category Azure News

Class schedules on Azure Lab Services

Classroom labs in Azure Lab Services make it easy to set up labs by handling the creation and management of virtual machines and enabling the infrastructure to scale. Through our continuous enhancements to Azure Lab Services, we are proud share that the latest deployment now includes added support for class schedules.

Schedules management is one of the key features requested by our customers. This feature helps teachers easily create, edit, and delete schedules for their classes. A teacher can set up a recurring or a one-time schedule and provide a start, end date, and time for the class in the time zone of choice. Schedules can be viewed and managed through a simple, easy to use calendar view.

Screenshot of Azure Lab Services scheduling calendar

Students virtual machines are turned on and ready to use when a class schedule starts and will ...

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More reliable event-driven applications in Azure with an updated Event Grid

We have been incredibly excited to be a part of the rise of event-driven programming as a core building block for cloud application architecture. By making the following features generally available, we want to enable you to build more sophisticated, performant, and stable event-driven applications in Azure. We are proud to announce the general availability of the following set of features, previously in preview:

  1. Dead lettering
  2. Retry policies
  3. Storage Queues as a destination
  4. Hybrid Connections as a destination
  5. Manual Validation Handshake

To take advantage of the GA status of the features, make sure you are using our 2019-01-01 API and SDKs. If you are using the Azure portal or CloudShell, you’re already good to go. If you are using CLI or PowerShell, make sure you have versions 2.0...

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Azure.Source – Volume 70

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Anomaly detection using built-in machine learning models in Azure Stream Analytics

Many customers use Azure Stream Analytics to continuously monitor massive amounts of fast-moving streams of data to detect issues that do not conform to expected patterns and prevent catastrophic losses. This in essence is anomaly detection. Built-in machine learning models for anomaly detection in Azure Stream Analytics significantly reduces the complexity and costs associated with building and training machine learning models. This feature is now available for public preview worldwide. See how to use simple SQL language to author and deploy powerful analytics processing logic that can scale-up and scale-out to deliver insights with millisecond latencies.

Anomaly detection using machine lear...

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How Azure Security Center helps you protect your environment from new vulnerabilities

Recently the disclosure of a vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) was announced in the open-source software (OSS) container runtime, runc. This vulnerability can allow an attacker to gain root-level code execution on a "host. runc" which is the underlying container runtime underneath many popular containers.

Azure Security Center can help you detect vulnerable resources in your environment within Microsoft Azure, on-premises, or other clouds. Azure Security Center can also detect that an exploitation has occurred and alert you.

Azure Security Center offers several methods that can be applied to mitigate or detect malicious behavior:

  • Strengthen security posture – Azure Security Center periodically analyzes the security state of your resources...
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Update 19.02 for Azure Sphere public preview now available

The Azure Sphere 19.02 release is available today. In our second quarterly release after public preview, our focus is on broader enablement of device capabilities, reducing your time to market with new reference solutions, and continuing to prioritize features based on feedback from organizations building with Azure Sphere.

Today Azure Sphere’s hardware offerings are centered around our first Azure Sphere certified MCU, the MediaTek MT3620. Expect to see additional silicon announcements in the near future, as we work to expand our silicon and hardware ecosystems to enable additional technical scenarios and ultimately deliver more choice to manufacturers.

Our 19.02 release focuses on broadening what you can accomplish with MT3620 solutions...

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