#Azure Weekly 20150907 – the Best New Azure Content of the Past Week

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Here is a roundup of Azure content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I manually gather the most shared Azure content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 is now available on Microsoft Azure Gallery”
We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform.

Publish date: 9/4/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
58 56 466 2

“Introducing Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging (Channel 9)”
Azure Service Bus is the core messaging platform that sits at the heart of many sophisticated Azure-based solutions today.

Publish date: 9/2/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
98 51 31 1

“Azure Resource Manager Preview SDKs”
We are happy to announce Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Preview SDKs are available for multiple languages and platforms. These include Java, Python, Go and Ruby SDKs. Each of these language implementations are available through their ecosystem package managers and GitHub, and they’re ready for a test drive! The SDKs are preview, so consumers of the SDKs should expect some upcoming changes before their full release. However, even though there will likely be some upcoming change, we’re excited and believe the code is ready for use!

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
14 85 42 0

“Zend Brings Zend Server 8.5 Community-Driven Innovation to Microsoft Azure”
The new version, which features Zend’s new gallery of community-driven add-ons, brings a new ecosystem of innovation around Z-Ray and Zend Server to Azure. Z-Ray provides unrivaled visibility into application performance. The new Zend Gallery delivers unlimited extensibility and innovation to an active community of developers, giving them increased visibility into PHP-based applications and frameworks.

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
14 13 38 2

“BitLocker-based Device Encryption and Azure Active Directory”
Can I use BitLocker-based Device Encryption for Windows computer accounts that are joined to an off-premise Azure Active Directory (AD)?

Publish date: 9/4/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
19 19 13 6

“Microsoft Azure VMs Aimed at Bigger Enterprise Cloud Workloads”
Following January’s launch of the G-Series high-performance virtual machines for Azure, Microsoft is eyeing even bigger enterprise cloud workloads.

Publish date: 9/2/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
48 11 26 4

“Security can make or break your Azure project -“
All or nothing is a really bad strategy for securing your Microsoft Azure workloads. You need to know exactly what it is that you must secure. But you can’t do it alone. Microsoft provides robust physical security, network infrastructure, and virtualization layer. Ideally, you will match their excellence with equally robust security for your workloads, including operating system, applications, and data.

Publish date: 9/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
10 9 47 0

“Most of the Azure units in PB Gardens are reserved”
Developer Tom Frankel says the pace of unit sales has been faster than he expected

Publish date: 9/5/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
39 6 8 0

“Why do some resources in Azure say (classic)?”
I notice in the new Azure portal may types of resources have (classic) in their name, what does this mean?

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
16 7 3 5

“Azure Backup update – New features in IaaS VM backup support”
Today we are excited to announce new features to Azure Backup’s support for Azure IaaS VM backup, which was previewed earlier this year. The new set of features include support for virtual machine backup with more data disks, long-term retention and more. These features strengthen Azure Backup’s ability to backup Azure IaaS virtual machines in a simple and reliable way.

Publish date: 9/2/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
2 7 37 0

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