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New Azure for Operators solution accelerator offers a fast path to network insights
Azure for Operators is introducing a network analytics solution accelerator program, providing a standardized approach to data acquisition and visualization that aids operators on their journey toward complete end-to-end AI Operations (AIOps).
Advancing anomaly detection with AIOps—introducing AiDice
This post introduces AiDice, a novel anomaly detection algorithm developed jointly by Microsoft Research and Microsoft Azure that identifies anomalies in large-scale, multi-dimensional time series data.

AiDice captures incidents quickly and provides engineers with important context that helps them diagnose issues more effectively, providing the best experience possible for end customers.
Serverless image classification with Azure Functions and Custom Vision
In the first article of this series, you will build and deploy an image classification model using the Custom Vision SDK for Python.
How to Create Serverless Logic with Azure Functions   ✅
By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Create an Azure function app in the Azure portal.
  • Exercise a function using triggers.
  • Monitor and test your Azure function from the Azure portal.
Using WSL 2 on Windows Server 2022 to run Linux containers
Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) is one of the most popular features for developers on Windows 10 and 11. It has recently been made available on Windows Server 2022. With this addition, you can now run Linux containers on WSL 2 on Windows Server 2022 for development and testing purposes.
Attention Developers: The Cloud-Scale Data for Spring Developers Quick Start Guide is Finally Here!
Spring and Java developer’s quick start guide is to help you build cloud-native Java applications in Azure. You’ll gain insights about using NoSQL and why you should consider Azure Cosmos DB, our fully managed, distributed NoSQL database service on Azure.
Securing Web APIs with Azure AD: Connecting External Clients   ✅
The previous post of this series looked at enabling local development by creating an Azure AD Group, assigning a user to that group, and assigning the appropriate App Roles (modeled as permissions) to that group. In this post, you'll be doing similar with an external client.
Build and deploy containerized apps with Azure Kubernetes Service & Azure Cosmos DB
GCP, AWS, and Azure ARM-based server performance comparison   ✅
This article compares the performance of Google, AWS, and Azure ARM-based servers in network IO-intensive scenarios through the API gateway Apache APISIX.
Strengthen your security with Policy Analytics for Azure Firewall
Policy Analytics for Azure Firewall is now in preview.Policy Analytics helps IT teams address these challenges by providing visibility into traffic flowing through the Azure Firewall. Check how.
Quick Hits
SAS Viya analytics suite is now available on Azure Marketplace. Viya’s move to the Azure Marketplace allows enterprise customers to access its tools and features in a pay-as-you-go model, the company said.
If you previously migrated your SQL databases onto the Hyperscale tier, you can now reverse that migration to move back onto the general purpose tier
Cado Security announced the availability of its platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications, and services for use on Azure. Cado Security customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.
Microsoft next month will start phasing out Client Access Rules (CARs) in Exchange Online – and will do away with this means for controlling access altogether within a year.
Smart tiering to vault-archive tier for Azure Backup is now GA.
Microsoft has finally unveiled its Arm-hosted virtual machines, a lower-power option for your cloud-native code.
Azure functions v4 is now generally supports .NET framework 4.8 in an isolated process. The isolation model decouples your function process from the Azure Functions runtime, giving the flexibility to target different versions of .NET, and more efficiently manages dependencies and service registrations.  
With the latest addition of Difenda Microsoft Information Protection & Governance, Difenda now offers eight managed and professional security services on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. 
Microsoft has announced this week that Azure Virtual Desktop support for passwordless authentication has now entered public preview.
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