Category Archives : Announcements

25

Jul

Azure App Service now supports Java SE on Linux
Azure App Service now supports Java SE on Linux

Lately there have been a whole lot of changes to Java and its vibrant communities. Now shared between Oracle for Java SE and Eclipse Foundation for Jakarta EE (formerly Java EE), Java continues to be the leading programming language by developers and enterprises. As a matter of fact, it is now well-positioned to thrive in the cloud considering how modern application development is trending with over 12 million Java developers worldwide, and digital transformation being top of mind for many IT organizations.

With the sheer volume of Java apps in existence and soon to be developed, Java developers will benefit greatly from cloud services that will enable fast and secure application development while saving time and cost. Couple this with a vast geographic region coverage, it is a cloud solution every developer should experience.

Today, Microsoft is pleased to announce that Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 based applications on Linux, now available in public preview. This and subsequent time released versions will be supported for an extended period, as well as upcoming LTS versions. Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates

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25

Jul

Azure App Service now supports Java SE on Linux
Azure App Service now supports Java SE on Linux

Lately there have been a whole lot of changes to Java and its vibrant communities. Now shared between Oracle for Java SE and Eclipse Foundation for Jakarta EE (formerly Java EE), Java continues to be the leading programming language by developers and enterprises. As a matter of fact, it is now well-positioned to thrive in the cloud considering how modern application development is trending with over 12 million Java developers worldwide, and digital transformation being top of mind for many IT organizations.

With the sheer volume of Java apps in existence and soon to be developed, Java developers will benefit greatly from cloud services that will enable fast and secure application development while saving time and cost. Couple this with a vast geographic region coverage, it is a cloud solution every developer should experience.

Today, Microsoft is pleased to announce that Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 based applications on Linux, now available in public preview. This and subsequent time released versions will be supported for an extended period, as well as upcoming LTS versions. Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates

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25

Jul

New recommendations in Azure Advisor
New recommendations in Azure Advisor

Azure Advisor is a free service that analyzes your Azure usage and provides recommendations on how you can optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.

We are excited to announce that we have added several new Azure Advisor recommendations to help you get the most out of your Azure subscriptions.

Buy Reserved Instances to save over pay-as-you-go costs

Azure Reserved Instances (RIs) allow you to reserve virtual machines (VMs) in advance on a one or three-year term and save up to 80 percent versus pay-as-you go rates. RIs are ideal for workloads with predictable, consistent traffic.

Azure Advisor will analyze your last 30 days of VM usage and recommend purchasing RIs when it may provide cost savings. Advisor will show you the regions and VM sizes where you could save money and give you an estimate of your potential savings from purchasing RIs if your usage remains consistent with the previous 30 days.

Create Azure Service Health alerts

Azure Service Health is a free service that provides personalized guidance and support when Azure service issues might affect you. You can create Service Health alerts for any region or service so that you

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25

Jul

New recommendations in Azure Advisor
New recommendations in Azure Advisor

Azure Advisor is a free service that analyzes your Azure usage and provides recommendations on how you can optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.

We are excited to announce that we have added several new Azure Advisor recommendations to help you get the most out of your Azure subscriptions.

Buy Reserved Instances to save over pay-as-you-go costs

Azure Reserved Instances (RIs) allow you to reserve virtual machines (VMs) in advance on a one or three-year term and save up to 80 percent versus pay-as-you go rates. RIs are ideal for workloads with predictable, consistent traffic.

Azure Advisor will analyze your last 30 days of VM usage and recommend purchasing RIs when it may provide cost savings. Advisor will show you the regions and VM sizes where you could save money and give you an estimate of your potential savings from purchasing RIs if your usage remains consistent with the previous 30 days.

Create Azure Service Health alerts

Azure Service Health is a free service that provides personalized guidance and support when Azure service issues might affect you. You can create Service Health alerts for any region or service so that you

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19

Jul

Score one for the IT Pro: Azure File Sync is now generally available!

Azure File Sync replicates files from your on-premises Windows Server to an Azure file share. With Azure File Sync, you don’t have to choose between the benefits of cloud and the benefits of your on-premises file server – you can have both! Azure File Sync enables you to centralize your file services in Azure while maintaining local access to your data.

Visit our product page to learn more about Azure File Sync.

We created Microsoft Azure Files with the goal of making it easy for you to reap the benefits of cloud storage. We know from decades of experience building Windows file server that file shares are useful for more than just application development; file shares are used for everything under the sun. With Azure Files, we are focused on building general purpose file shares that can replace all the file servers and NAS devices your organization has, and today, we are happy to share an important milestone on that journey: the general availability of Azure File Sync! 
 
Azure File Sync grew out of our conversations with thousands of customers about the challenge of balancing the need for local and fast access to their frequently accessed data with the

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19

Jul

Score one for the IT Pro: Azure File Sync is now generally available!

Azure File Sync replicates files from your on-premises Windows Server to an Azure file share. With Azure File Sync, you don’t have to choose between the benefits of cloud and the benefits of your on-premises file server – you can have both! Azure File Sync enables you to centralize your file services in Azure while maintaining local access to your data.

Visit our planning guide to learn more about Azure File Sync.

We created Microsoft Azure Files with the goal of making it easy for you to reap the benefits of cloud storage. We know from decades of experience building Windows file server that file shares are useful for more than just application development; file shares are used for everything under the sun. With Azure Files, we are focused on building general purpose file shares that can replace all the file servers and NAS devices your organization has, and today, we are happy to share an important milestone on that journey: the general availability of Azure File Sync! 
 
Azure File Sync grew out of our conversations with thousands of customers about the challenge of balancing the need for local and fast access to their frequently accessed data with the maintenance

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17

Jul

R3 on Azure: Launch of Corda Enterprise v3.1

As part of our ongoing partnership, which my colleague Kashif Ali discussed in his November update, we are delighted to announce the launch of Corda Enterprise v3.1 to the Azure Marketplace.

This comes at a time when the state of digital ledger, blockchain technology, and the surrounding industry are maturing and continuing to rapidly growth. In particular, maturity around the R3 ecosystem is accelerating.

Today, R3 launches their Corda Enterprise v3.1 offering to the Azure Marketplace with a free trial offer, giving you the opportunity to kick the tires before you buy. As one of the few general purpose enterprise digital ledgers in the market, R3 continues to drive interesting projects like the recently launched KYC solution involving 33 institutions sharing KYC data geographically spread around the world all running in Azure.

Corda Enterprise offers a number of unique Azure features that make standing up a digital ledger environment inside an enterprise much simpler.

The deployment template in the Azure Marketplace:

Dramatically speeds deployment and configuration of Corda Enterprise. Is the gold standard reference implementation. Offers resilience and high availability. Easily integrate with existing enterprise systems through Azure services such as Logic Apps and Power Apps.

Some of the technical

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17

Jul

R3 on Azure: Launch of Corda Enterprise v3.1

As part of our ongoing partnership, which my colleague Kashif Ali discussed in his November update, we are delighted to announce the launch of Corda Enterprise v3.1 to the Azure Marketplace.

This comes at a time when the state of digital ledger, blockchain technology, and the surrounding industry are maturing and continuing to grow rapidly. In particular, maturity around the R3 ecosystem is accelerating.

Today, R3 launches their Corda Enterprise v3.1 offering to the Azure Marketplace with a free trial offer, giving you the opportunity to kick the tires before you buy. As one of the few general purpose enterprise digital ledgers in the market, R3 continues to drive interesting projects like the recently launched KYC solution involving 33 institutions sharing KYC data geographically spread around the world all running in Azure.

Corda Enterprise offers a number of unique Azure features that make standing up a digital ledger environment inside an enterprise much simpler.

The deployment template in the Azure Marketplace:

Dramatically speeds deployment and configuration of Corda Enterprise. Is the gold standard reference implementation. Offers resilience and high availability. Easily integrate with existing enterprise systems through Azure services such as Logic Apps and Power Apps.

Some of the technical nuances

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17

Jul

Announcing the Azure Cloud Shell editor in collaboration with Visual Studio Code

Last year at the //Build conference we launched the Azure Cloud Shell in the Azure portal, providing our users with a cloud-native command-line environment from any device, anywhere in the world. Over the last year, we’ve seen incredible adoption, with thousands of users logging in every day.

We’ve added some incredible integrations that make Cloud Shell even more powerful. We added automatic authorization for pre-installed open source tools like Terraform, Ansible, and InSpec. We’ve also partnered with other Microsoft teams to enable the Try It experiences for Azure and .NET documentation. Additionally, we worked with the Visual Studio Code team to embed Cloud Shell inside of Visual Studio Code and the Azure mobile app team to integrate Cloud Shell into the Azure mobile app for easy access from mobile devices everywhere.

Overall, the feedback we received from our active user base demonstrates the utility and value of Cloud Shell to our users. As we looked at the ways that people are using Cloud Shell, we realized early on that providing our users with easy-to-use choices for managing their cloud infrastructure via the web browser was critical to success.

Since launch, we have provided a variety of editors (vi, emacs, nano)

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17

Jul

Announcing the Azure Cloud Shell editor in collaboration with Visual Studio Code

Last year at the //Build conference we launched the Azure Cloud Shell in the Azure portal, providing our users with a cloud-native command-line environment from any device, anywhere in the world. Over the last year, we’ve seen incredible adoption, with thousands of users logging in every day.

We’ve added some incredible integrations that make Cloud Shell even more powerful. We added automatic authorization for pre-installed open source tools like Terraform, Ansible, and InSpec. We’ve also partnered with other Microsoft teams to enable the Try It experiences for Azure and .NET documentation. Additionally, we worked with the Visual Studio Code team to embed Cloud Shell inside of Visual Studio Code and the Azure mobile app team to integrate Cloud Shell into the Azure mobile app for easy access from mobile devices everywhere.

Overall, the feedback we received from our active user base demonstrates the utility and value of Cloud Shell to our users. As we looked at the ways that people are using Cloud Shell, we realized early on that providing our users with easy-to-use choices for managing their cloud infrastructure via the web browser was critical to success.

Since launch, we have provided a variety of editors (vi, emacs, nano)

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