Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are presenting at Microsoft Ignite.
Azure Active Directory meets Power BI
Alex Simons from Microsoft has announced a new Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory.
With this integration of Azure Active Directory APIs with Power BI, you can easily download pre-built content packs and dig deeper into all the activities within your Azure Active Directory. All this data is enhanced by the rich visualisation experience that Power BI offers. You can also create your own dashboard and share it easily with anyone in your organisation.
Microsoft Expands Azure Machine Learning Availability
Customers in the West Central region can now use Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft’s cloud-based solution for creating analytic solutions. The availability brings the number of supported Azure ML regions to seven.
Collaboration and federation, Changes to Azure Service Bus Messaging for on-premises
Microsoft have announced that they will not provide an immediate successor for the standalone, on-premises Service Bus for Windows Server 1.1 product. The product, available as a free download, will go out of mainstream support on January 9, 2018. Future on-premises messaging capabilities will be delivered in the context of Azure Stack where Microsoft can deliver a consistent experience with the public cloud services.
Announcing the availability of Clear Linux* OS in Azure Marketplace
Microsoft have announced the availability of Clear Linux* OS for Intel® Architecture in Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud provider to offer Clear Linux. Clear Linux OS is a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments and tuned to maximise the performance and value of Intel architecture.