Azure outages - new material from this week - and October and November meetups are booked

Azure outages - new material from this week - and October and November meetups are booked
10/6/2014 7:52:17 PM

Great news!  We have locked up October and November presentations.  We will have Josh Handel at the next Meetup discussing faceted search in Azure Search.  He will also show us the new Elastic SQL.  In November we will have Paul Drew show us how to build environments using BoxStarter and other tools.

If you would like to present please confirm with me so that I can get you on the schedule!

Thank you goes to Clear Measure for sponsoring us.  But we are certainly up for making the group better with more sponsors.  If you know of anyone that is interested in sponsoring the AzureAustin group please send them my way. 

New Azurians (73 total):

Let’s get this number up!  I would love to get us to 90 or 100 users by the end of the year if possible.  Let’s start a competition.  If you refer a friend to the group please send me your name and their name.  I will enter you to win something fun in a drawing at the end of the year.  Perhaps a resharper license or similar?  I am open on the prize ideas.

Gil R Rosales

Azure info for the week:

Web Casts

- HATEOAS, REST, and Hypermedia Primer with Mat Velloso

- Azure Redis Cache 103 – Failover and Monitoring

- Machine learning, IoT: ThyssenKrupp uses predictive analytics to give burgeoning cities a lift

- Offline Sync with Donna Malayeri

Pod Casts

- Sharepoint apps on Azure

- Azure Podcast: Roundtable discussion on new Azure updates

- Evolution of CoreOS

- Building and managing scalable SaaS services

Posts

- Azure SQL Database point in time restore

- Azure web application gallery on azure.microsoft.com

- Introducing elastic scale preview for azure SQL Database

- New D-Series of Azure VMs with 60% faster cpus, more memory and local SSD disks

- Introducing DocumentDB

- How to guard your application from Azure outages

- Vowpal Wabbit Modules in AzureML

- Fastest way to spin-up your test lab environment in the cloud with Microsoft Azure

- SQL Server always on and ILB

- Chef and Orchestration

- Learn Chef – now with tracks for Windows Server and Ubuntu!

- Online learning ans dub-linear debugging

- Diagnosing issues with ModSecurity in Azure Websites

- Azure search new samples and videos

- ModSecurity web application firewall on Azure Websites

- Monitoring, diagnosing and troubleshooting Azure Storage

- Troubleshooting common configuration issues with Azure backup

Snippets/Tools

- Announcing the 1.0.0-rc1 of Microsoft Azure webjobs SDK

News

- Media in the Cloud Summit

- Microsoft offers price reductions on select Azure services

- Microsoft Azure announce as cloud computing winner at 2014 Tech Impact Awards

Free

- Scott Gu free ebook "Building cloud apps with azure"

- Microsoft Azure courses

Jobs

- If you like building cutting edge apps targeted for Auzre come apply at the coolest engineering shop in Austin - Clear Measure!  We are always looking for talented people.  http://www.clear-measure.com/careers/

- Others listed on Indeed!

Last Week’s Outages (status)

Man oh man have we had some outages in the past week or so.  Egad.  We have been helping folks that thought the simple fact of being in the cloud means auto high availability and scale.  Nope!

October 2014

10/2

Cloud Services \ Service Management - Southeast Asia - Partial Service Interruption

This incident has now been mitigated. From 01 Oct, 2014 12:30PM to 02 Oct.3:00AM UTC a small subset of customers in Southeast Asia using Cloud Services might have experienced issues while performing service management operations, such as creating new Cloud Services or updates existing services.

10/1

Notification Hub - worldwide advisory

We have confirmed that all disabled accounts are operational again and Notification Hub functionality has returned to normal for all impacted customers. From 00:00 UTC on 9/30/2014 through 23:59 UTC on 9/30/2014 a subset of customers who used Notification Hub may have seen incorrect billing resulting in disabling their subscriptions. Azure Billing Support will continue to work with all impacted customers to resolve their related billing discrepancies.

10/1

HDInsight - West US - Partial Performance Degradation

This incident has now been mitigated. From 6:30 UTC to 11:52 UTC on 9/30/2014 a subset of HDInsight customers in West US region may have experienced an inability to create clusters. Existing clusters should have been unaffected.

September 2014

9/30

Cloud Services and Virtual Machines - East US - Advisory (Limited Impact)

From 29 Sept, 2014 22:00 to 30 Sept 2014 11:30AM UTC a very small subset of customers in East US might have experienced issues with RDP operation to newly created Virtual Machines or Cloud Services. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/27

Service Management - Multiple Services - Southeast Asia - Partial Performance Degradation

From 27 Sep, at 11:30 to 15:20 UTC, customers may have experienced issues performing Service Management functions across Multiple Services deployed in Southeast Asia. Customers may have been unable to create new Azure Services, and may have faced issues updating, or deleting existing Azure Services. Availability of existing Azure Services in Southeast Asia was not impacted by this incident. Engineers have validated that full Service Management functionality has been restored to Southeast Asia. This incident is now mitigated.

9/27

Network Infrastructure - Central US - Partial Service Interruption

From 11:47 to 12:04 UTC on 27, September, 2014 a subset of customers using Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, SQL, or associated Service Management functions for services in the Central US region may have been unable to access their service resources. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/26

HDInsight - West Europe - Partial Performance Degradation

From 26 Sep, at 11:34 to 14:45 UTC, customers may have experienced intermittent failures when attempting to provision new HDInsight clusters in West Europe. Engineers have completed their mitigation steps and validated that this issue has been resolved. This incident is now mitigated.

9/26

RemoteApp - Multi-Region - Advisory

From 25, Sep 2014 11:15 UTC to 26, Sep 2014 00:26 UTC, A subset of customers in Multiple Regions may have experienced issues with their Remote App Data or Services not properly populating within the Remote App UI. Core Remote App functionality was not impacted by this incident. A subset of customers may have also had issues creating new Remote App Services or performing Service Management tasks during this incident. Engineers have validated that full functionality has returned for the Remote App Service. This incident is now mitigated.

9/25

Visual Studio Online - Multi-Region - Partial Service Interruption

From 25 Sep, 2014 14:15 to 14:34 UTC customers using Visual Studio Online in Multiple Regions may have experienced issues logging in to the VSO service. More information may be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsoservice/archive/2014/09/25/issues-with-vs-online-9-25-investigating.aspx. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

Multi-Factor Authentication - Multi-Region - Advisory

From 25, Sep 2014 at 16:54 UTC to 19:20 UTC, Customers using Multi-Factor Authentication in Multiple Regions may have experienced intermittent failures when attempting to authenticate with their mobile devices. A retry of the request would likely have resulted in a successful authentication. Engineers have verified that full Multi-Factor Authentication functionality has been returned to impacted mobile customers. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

Azure Redis Cache - Multi-Region - Advisory

From 25 Sep, 2014 14:00 to 16:30 UTC Azure Redis Cache customers may have experienced instances where their Redis Cache data did not properly populate in their Azure Management Portal. Core Azure Redis Cache availability was not affected by this incident. Engineers have validated that Redis Cache data is properly populating in Azure Management Portals and this incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

Service Bus - South Central US - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:10 UTC to 04:09 UTC on 25th September, 2014 a subset of customers using Service Bus in South Central US may have experienced server errors or time outs while accessing their resources. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

StorSimple - West US, North Europe and Japan East - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:10 UTC to 04:09 UTC on 25th September, 2014 a subset of customers using StorSimple in West US, North Europe and Japan East may have been unable to to restore customer VMs. This incident has been mitigated.

9/25

Websites - South Central US - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:10 UTC to 04:09 UTC on 25th September, 2014 a subset of customers with Websites in the South Central region may have may have experienced latency or error 503 when attempting to access their Websites. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

HDInsight - South Central US - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:10 UTC to 04:09 UTC on 25th September, 2014 a subset of customers using HDInsight may have been unable to create new HDInsight clusters. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

Visual Studio Online - Multi-Region - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:23 UTC to 04:19 UTC on 25th September, 2014 a subset of customers using Visual Studio Online in Multi-Region may have been unable to log in or access Visual Studio Online resources. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/25

Management Portal - Multiple Regions

This incident has now been mitigated. From 03:10 to 04:09 UTC on 25, September, 2014 a subset of customers using Management Portal in Multiple Regions may have experienced errors or time outs when attempting to access the Management Portal.

9/25

Cloud Services and Virtual Machines \ Service Management - South Central US - Partial Service Interruption

From 03:10 UTC to 04:09 UTC on 25 September, 2014 a subset of customers using Virtual Machines, Cloud Services and Virtual Machines \ Service Management in South Central US may have experienced inability to access service resources.. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/24

Media Services \ Encoding - East Asia - Partial Performance Degradation

From 22:13 UTC on 23 September to 01:40 UTC on 24 September, 2014 customers using Media Encoding Services may have experienced extended encoding times when processing their media jobs. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/22

ExpressRoute - Silicon Valley, Washington DC and London - Partial Performance Degradation

From 20 Sep, 2014 01:00 UTC to 22 Sep, 23:25 UTC, ExpressRoute customers in Silicon Valley, Washington DC, and London may have had difficulty accessing Storage or SQL endpoint resources via ExpressRoute. Other ExpressRoute services were not impacted by this incident. Engineering teams have validated their mitigation and full ExpressRoute Service for customers accessing Storage and SQL endpoints has been restored. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/22

Management Portal - Multi-Region - Advisory

From 22 Sep, 2014 11:06 to 15:00 UTC a subset of customers may have experienced intermittent issues logging in to the Management Portal, or seen Error 503 when logging in. A subset of customers may have also seen Error 503 if they refreshed their successfully logged-in instance of the Management Portal. In both cases, a retry of the login operation would likely have resulted in a successful connection. Engineers have validated that full Management Portal connectivity has been restored to the subset of impacted customers. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/22

Management Portal - Multi-Region - Partial Service Interruption

From 11:06 - 11:39 UTC on 22 September, 2014 a subset of customers using Management Portal in multiple regions may have experienced an error when attempting to log into their Management Portal. This incident has now been mitigated.

9/20

Network Infrastructure - Southeast Asia - Partial Service Interruption

From 20th Sep, 2014 at 2:17 AM to 3:35 AM UTC a subset of customers using Azure Services in Southeast Asia may have experienced connectivity issues due to an interruption to our Network Infrastructure. If you encountered any errors please retry your request. This incident has now been mitigated.

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