#Azure and #MSOMS notable updates week 16/17


Azure

AAD Connect version 1.1.486.0 released(https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47594)

Now even entry level VMs support at least 2 NICs. Information on specific numbers for different sizes can be found for Windows and Linux

Azure batch got a ton of new features. Worth a read if you’re using Batch Jobs they updated everything from authentication to VM pools creation and size.

Public preview starts for Microsoft Time Series Insights a comprehensive service that helps you analyze in near realtime data streams such as those you get from IoT devices.

Azure IoT Suite connected factory now available. This is indeed another step to make IoT standardized and accessible to all businesses.

Microsoft Cognitive Services – General availability for Face API, Computer Vision API and Content Moderator

Announcing Azure Analysis Services general availability and building on that a new basic tier has been added as well as backup and restore capabilities

Starting with Ubuntu 17.04 you can now access Azure File Service from on premises systems.

OMS

Log Analytics Public Preview for OMS Update Management- Linux Update (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qIgAR1ZnHU). Now you can patch your Linux systems exactly as you do for Windows.

OMS agent is adding a new diagnostic channel on Linux, let’s see what it will be used for once ready and if we can leverage it in our extensions. The plugin will be named out_oms_diag.

OMS Service Map is finally GA. If you haven’t had a look at it yet, now it’s time to do that. SM is the Blue Stripe technology brought into OMS, it is a great tool for troubleshooting, migration planning and getting an insight on how your systems and applications communicate one to each other.

Speaking of OMS now the DNS solution is in public preview. The solution collects three types of data from the DNS servers on which the OMS agents are installed: DNS inventory, DNS events, and DNS performance counters. The inventory-related data (number of DNS servers, zones, resource records etc.) is collected by running the DNS PowerShell cmdlets. The event-related data (lookup queries, dynamic registrations, and configuration change) is collected from the Analytic and Audit logs provided by enhanced DNS logging and diagnostics available in Windows Server 2012 R2 and later. Plus you can now find Azure Web App and Azure SQL database solutions in your solution gallery

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