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Azure Flash News Episode #76 - 9/13/2019

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Expanded Azure Maps coverage, preview of Azure Maps feedback site, and more

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/expanded-azure-maps-coverage-preview-of-azure-maps-feedback-site-and-more/

Azure Maps services continue to expand our support for Microsoft enterprise customers’ needs in Azure. And, we’ve been busy expanding our capabilities. Today we’re announcing Azure Maps is now available in Argentina, India, Morocco, and Pakistan. We have also launched a new Azure Maps data feedback site that is now in preview. In addition, we’re also introducing several enhancements that are available via our Representational state transfer (REST) services and Azure Maps web and Android SDKs.

Monitoring on Azure HDInsight part 4: Workload metrics and logs

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitoring-on-azure-hdinsight-part-4-workload-metrics-and-logs/

This is the fourth blog post in a four-part series on monitoring on Azure HDInsight. Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 1: An Overview discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status and logs. Part 2 is centered on the first topic, monitoring cluster health and availability. Part 3 discussed monitoring performance and resource utilization. This blog covers the third of those topics, workload metrics and logs, in more depth.

Satellite connectivity expands reach of Azure ExpressRoute across the globe

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/satellite-connectivity-expands-reach-of-azure-expressroute-across-the-globe/

Staying connected to access and ingest data in today's highly distributed application environments is paramount for any enterprise. Many businesses need to operate in and across highly unpredictable and challenging conditions. For example, energy, farming, mining, and shipping often need to operate in remote, rural, or other isolated locations with poor network connectivity.

Today, I want to share the progress we have made to help customers address and solve these issues. Satellite connectivity addresses challenges of operating in remote locations.

Microsoft cloud services can be accessed with Azure ExpressRoute using satellite connectivity. With commercial satellite constellations becoming widely available, new solutions architectures offer improved and affordable performance to access Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Germany

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-available-from-new-cloud-regions-in-germany/

Today, we’re announcing the availability of Azure in our new cloud regions in Germany. These new regions and our ongoing global expansion are in response to customer demand as more industry leaders choose Microsoft’s cloud services to further their digital transformations. As we enter new markets, we work to address scenarios where data residency is of critical importance, especially for highly regulated industries seeking the compliance standards and extensive security offered by Azure.

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Produced by Emily Mackmiller

MTC Facility

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