Get started with U-SQL: It’s easy!

Azure Data Lake Analytics combines declarative and imperative concepts in the form of a new language called U-SQL. The idea of learning a new language is daunting. Don’t worry!  U-SQL is easy to learn. You can learn the vast majority of the language in a single day. If you are familiar with SQL or languages…


Bring Custom Vision into Azure IoT Edge

The Custom Vision Service is a Microsoft Cognitive Service that lets you build custom image classifiers. It makes it very easy and fast to build, deploy, and improve an image classifier. Since May 7, we are able to export tensorflow model to Dockerfile in custom vision service, that means we can download the artifacts to…


Postmortem: Global VSTS availability issues – 22 May 2018

Customer Impact: On 22 May 2018, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) experienced a major incident across multiple regions between 15:00 and 16:55 UTC.  An event in a Western European scale unit of the Team Foundation Service (TFS), caused a chain reaction that sporadically took other TFS scale units offline in other regions.  Based on our…


Using AI and Bots as an underpinning for modern UI

In this post, Consultant/App. Dev. Manager Timothy Baillis explains how AI and Bots can improve modern UI designs. It has been said that every great developer is inherently lazy- or at least inspired by boring or repetitive tasks. The idea that you can code a program to automate a task or overcome an obstacle is…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2018.05.25

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics, listed in no specific order: TOP STORIES Chip Off The Ol’ Blockchain – Part 3: How to Setup a CI/CD Pipeline with VSTS and TruffleBlaize Stewart outlines how to use VSTS to create a simple…


What’s new in VSTS Sprint 134 Update

The Sprint 134 Update of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has rolled out to all accounts. In this Update we continue to increase the breadth of services offered in Azure DevOps Projects to enable you to get started quickly. The (newly renamed) Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), a fully managed Kubernetes container orchestration service, Azure Service…


Why GDPR is a $3.5 billion business opportunity

  There’s a huge regulatory change just around the corner. And with it comes a $3.5 billion business opportunity. Two-thirds of Australian companies that know they’re affected expect to make significant changes. But half aren’t even sure they need to comply.   What is it? Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Part of…


Performance Degradation in West Europe – 05/25 – Mitigated

Final Update: Friday, May 25th 2018 16:39 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal as of 15:00 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 13:45 UTC and that during the 1 hour and 15 minutes that it took to resolve the issue. Users may have experienced performance degradation in the West…


[Azure SQL Database] どうする? SQL Database の価格レベル変更が終わらない!

山田 浩史 Technical Advisor 普段は 10分~15分で完了する SQL Database の価格レベルの変更処理がなかなか終わらない。 なにか Azure で障害が起きているのか?もう少し待てば終わるのか? Microsoft に問合せを上げるべきかどうか判断が出来ない。 そんな時にまずは確認したいポイントをまとめました。   前提: SQL Database の価格レベルを変更すると、新しい価格レベルで元のデータベースのコピーが作成され、接続先がそのコピー環境に切り替えられる事があります。価格レベル変更処理の大部分が、このデータベースのコピーを作成するのにかかる時間です。価格レベル変更が早く終わるケースは、このデータコピーが行われずにリソースの割り当てが行えた場合であり、時間がかかるケースはデータコピーが行われている場合となります。 つまり、データベースサイズが大きい場合や、IO が速い Premium 以外のサービスレベルをご利用の場合は、このコピー処理に長時間かかる事があります。具体的には、250 GB のデータベースを Standard サービス レベルとの間または Standard サービス レベル内で変更する場合は、6 時間程度かかる事があります。 とは言え、あとどれくらいで処理が完了するのか目安となる時間くらいは知りたいですよね。   進捗確認方法: master データベースにて以下クエリを実行する事で、現在の価格レベル変更の進捗状況が確認出来ます。 select major_resource_id, operation, state_desc, start_time, percent_complete from sys.dm_operation_status; major_resource_id:該当の DB 名 operation:価格レベルの変更は ALTER DATABASE start_time:処理開始時刻(UTC) percent_complete:進捗(パーセント) 出力結果例:…


Developer Preview – May 2018 Update

Welcome to the May 2018 Developer Preview update. In this release we have focused primarily on burning down the outstanding bugs reported through GitHub. This milestone contains ~300 events and bug fixes and brings the number of outstanding bugs close to 0. See the list of closed bugs here: https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/milestone/16?closed=1. We have also added a few small…