#Azure and #MSOMS notable updates w9-17


Azure CLI 2.0 is now Generally Available for acs, vm, storage and network command modules.

Azure HDInsight 3.6 has entered public preview. You can try all the features available in the open-source release of Apache Spark 2.1, along with the rich experience of using notebooks on Azure HDInsight

WebJobs SDK 2.0 released

Azure stack TP3 available to test it should be the last preview version before GA. The licnesing model has been officially announced with no surprises: the customer buy the hardware solution form a vendor and pays Microsoft based on actual consumption like on Azure or by number of cores.

AAD Connect Health simplifies licensing. Basically if you already have SCOM you can monitor just the AAD Connect machine with 60€/year. I mean SCOM will take care of ADFS and DCs.

The world of IoT at large is really intriguing with the public cloud opening plenty of opportunities. Azure has announced real-time Geospatial Analytics in Azure Stream Analytics. The new capabilities provide native functions that can be used in Azure Stream Analytics to compute geospatial operations. In a related news Azure IoT Suite adds device management capability updates


The Public Preview of the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner has been announced, currently it just supports VMWare to Azure scenario. This tool that helps enterprise customers to understand their on-premises networking requirements, Microsoft Azure compute and storage requirements for successful ASR replication, and test failover or failover of their applications.

A new interesting community based solution for OMS OMS – Azure Storage Analytics Solution

Public preview: Instant file recovery from the cloud by using Azure Backup.

System Center

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Management Pack for System Center 2016 has been released.

Update rollup for System Center Configuration Manager current branch, version 1610 among other things fixes an issue with Windows 10 Anniversary Edition updates.

UR2 for System Center 2016 DPM finally released:

Key Features:

  • Protect your 2016 Server Workloads: The much awaited features are now here. You can begin protecting your SQL 2016, SharePoint 2016, and Exchange 2016 workloads with SC 2016 DPM. Further, you can also have your SC 2016 DPM DB stored on SQL 2016.
  • Auto protection to cloud: If auto protection is enabled for a SQL instance, SC 2016 DPM UR2, and SC 2012 R2 DPM UR12 now auto-protect your SQL databases to Azure. This means that DPM detects and creates an offsite copy for any new SQL DBs on your protected server to meet the offsite copy and compliance needs .
    S- ecurity Features for your Backups: SC 2016 DPM UR2, and SC 2012 R2 DPM UR 12 announce enhanced security for your cloud backups. These features provide an additional layer of protection, and the ability to recover in case of attacks.

btw UR12 for DPM 2012 R2 has been released as well


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  1. #1 by Steve Burkett on March 5, 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Azure CLI 2.0 link above is incorrect, it’s pointing to the WebJobs 2.0 repo.

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