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Azure Preview Portal Improvements (June Update)

Today we’re proud to announce a new set of improvements to the Azure Preview portal. Like last time, all these enhancements are in response to the great feedback we’ve received from you.

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A Brand New Docker Extension

Today, we are releasing a brand new version of Docker VM Extension with some very cool new features like Docker Compose support, Docker Hub/Registry authentication support.

Big Data

How-old.net: Augmenting Virality in Real Time with Batch Analytics using Data Factory

Microsoft launched the How-old.net demo as part of the keynote presentation at Build2015. We started the demo as a test for 50 users but it went viral with more than 33 million users and 236 million images in less than a week of activity. Very soon, this turned out to be a big data question, and we decided to augment real time with historic data analytics.

Search

Inside Azure Search: Chaos Engineering

As systems scale, we expect nodes to fail ungracefully in random and unexpected ways, networks to experience sudden partitions, and messages to be dropped at any time. Azure Search uses chaos engineering to help solve this problem.

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The Evolving Role of the Managed Service Provider

Nearly every enterprise has at least one relationship with a managed service provider today and it’s very likely that relationship has evolved over the years. Get ready, it’s changing again and very much to the advantage of the enterprise.

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Azure SQL DB Previews Elastic Database Query

A flexible new distributed query capability is now available in preview in Azure SQL Database. Elastic database query allows tools and applications to retrieve data from an entire collection of databases through a single connection.