Category Archives : Last week in Azure

20

Aug

Azure.Source – Volume 45
Azure.Source – Volume 45

Now generally available

Announcing VNet service endpoints general availability for MySQL and PostgreSQL – Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL in all regions where the service is available for General Purpose and Memory Optimized servers. You can use virtual network service endpoints to isolate connectivity to your logical server from only a subnet or a set of subnets within your virtual network. The traffic to Azure Database for MySQL from your virtual network always stays within the Azure backbone network. Preference for this direct route is over any specific routes that take internet traffic through virtual appliances or on-premises.

News and updates

New customizations in Azure Migrate to support your cloud migration – Azure Migrate is a generally available service, offered at no additional charge, that helps you plan your migration to Azure. Azure Migrate discovers servers in your on-premises environment and assesses each discovered server’s readiness to run as an IaaS VM in Azure. Several new features in Azure Migrate enable you to customize the assessments to meet your migration needs, including support for Reserved Instances (RI) and specifying VM series and storage types.

Azure HDInsight Apache Phoenix now supports Zeppelin – Apache

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13

Aug

Azure.Source – Volume 44
Azure.Source – Volume 44

Now in preview

Announcing the public preview of Windows Container Support in Azure App Service – Windows Server Containers in Web App are now available in public preview. Azure App Service provides pre-defined application stacks on Windows like ASP.NET or Node.js, running on IIS. The preconfigured Windows environment locks down the operating system from administrative access, software installations, changes to the global assembly cache, and so on. If your application requires more access than the preconfigured environment allows, you can deploy a custom Windows container instead. Azure App Service caches several parent images to reduce start-up time.

New Azure #CosmosDB JavaScript SDK 2.0 now in public preview – Version 2.0 RC of the JavaScript SDK for SQL API is now available in public preview, which is also open source and available via NPM. For the SQL API, we support a JavaScript SDK to enable development against Azure Cosmos DB from JavaScript and Node.js projects. Version 2.0 of the SDK is written completely in TypeScript, and we’ve redesigned the object model and added support for promises.

Now generally available

Announcing general availability of Azure SQL Database reserved capacity – Azure SQL Database reserved capacity is generally available and is now

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06

Aug

Azure.Source – Volume 43
Azure.Source – Volume 43

Now in preview

Announcing public preview of Azure IoT Hub manual failover feature – IoT Hub cloud service manual failover enables customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region with a recovery time objective (RTO) of 10 min–2 hours. The IoT Hub service provides cross-regional automatic disaster recovery as a default mitigation for region-wide failures or extenuated outages, which has an RTO of 2 – 26 hours. If your business uptime goals are not satisfied by the RTO that the Microsoft-initiated failover provides, you should consider using manual failover to trigger the failover process yourself.

Azure Monitor: Route AAD Activity Logs using diagnostic settings – Azure Monitor diagnostic settings enable you to stream log data from an Azure service to three destinations: an Azure storage account, an Event Hubs namespace, and/or a Log Analytics workspace. This allows you to easily route logs from any Azure service to a data archive, SIEM tool, or custom log processing tool. Now you can route your AAD audit and sign-in logs to these same destinations, centralizing all of your Azure service logs in one pipeline.

Now generally available

General availability of instance size flexibility for

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06

Aug

Azure.Source – Volume 43
Azure.Source – Volume 43

Now in preview

Announcing public preview of Azure IoT Hub manual failover feature – IoT Hub cloud service manual failover enables customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region with a recovery time objective (RTO) of 10 min–2 hours. The IoT Hub service provides cross-regional automatic disaster recovery as a default mitigation for region-wide failures or extenuated outages, which has an RTO of 2 – 26 hours. If your business uptime goals are not satisfied by the RTO that the Microsoft-initiated failover provides, you should consider using manual failover to trigger the failover process yourself.

Azure Monitor: Route AAD Activity Logs using diagnostic settings – Azure Monitor diagnostic settings enable you to stream log data from an Azure service to three destinations: an Azure storage account, an Event Hubs namespace, and/or a Log Analytics workspace. This allows you to easily route logs from any Azure service to a data archive, SIEM tool, or custom log processing tool. Now you can route your AAD audit and sign-in logs to these same destinations, centralizing all of your Azure service logs in one pipeline.

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General availability of instance size flexibility for

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30

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 42
Azure.Source – Volume 42

Now in preview

Azure App Service now supports Java SE on Linux – Support for Java SE 8-based applications on Linux in Azure App Service is now available in public preview. Now you can build and deploy Java web apps on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft. Additional performance features include scaling to support millions of users with multiple instances, applications, and regions in a dynamic scaling intelligent configuration.

Build richer applications with the new asynchronous Azure Storage SDK for Java – Azure Storage SDK v10 for Java is currently in Preview and supports Blob storage only. Azure Storage SDK v10 for Java adopts the next-generation Storage SDK design providing thread-safe types that were introduced earlier with the Storage Go SDK release. This new SDK is built to effectively move data without any buffering on the client, and provides interfaces close to the ones in the Storage REST APIs.

Also in preview Public preview: Metric alerts for logs Public preview: Azure App Service support for Java SE on Linux Now generally available

Security Center’s adaptive application controls are generally available – Adaptive application controls help you define the

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23

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 41
Azure.Source – Volume 41

Now in preview

Azure Service Fabric Mesh is now in public preview – Azure Service Fabric Mesh is a fully-managed service that enables developers to deploy and operate containerized applications without having to manage VMs, storage or networking configuration, while keeping the enterprise-grade reliability, scalability, and mission-critical performance of Service Fabric. Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers, so you can develop with the programming language and framework of your choice. The public preview of Service Fabric Mesh is available in three Azure regions – US West, US East, and Europe West. We will expand the service to other Azure regions in the coming months.

Azure Friday | Azure Service Fabric Mesh preview – Chacko Daniel joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Service Fabric Mesh, which offers the same reliability, mission-critical performance and scale customers get with Service Fabric, but no more overhead of cluster management and patching operations. Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers allowing you to develop with any programming language and framework of your choice.

Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience – Azure Security Center is available in public preview from within

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23

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 41
Azure.Source – Volume 41

Now in preview

Azure Service Fabric Mesh is now in public preview – Azure Service Fabric Mesh is a fully-managed service that enables developers to deploy and operate containerized applications without having to manage VMs, storage or networking configuration, while keeping the enterprise-grade reliability, scalability, and mission-critical performance of Service Fabric. Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers, so you can develop with the programming language and framework of your choice. The public preview of Service Fabric Mesh is available in three Azure regions – US West, US East, and Europe West. We will expand the service to other Azure regions in the coming months.

Azure Friday | Azure Service Fabric Mesh preview – Chacko Daniel joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Service Fabric Mesh, which offers the same reliability, mission-critical performance and scale customers get with Service Fabric, but no more overhead of cluster management and patching operations. Service Fabric Mesh supports both Windows and Linux containers allowing you to develop with any programming language and framework of your choice.

Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience – Azure Security Center is available in public preview from within

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16

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 40
Azure.Source – Volume 40

Highlights

New Azure innovation advances customer success for the cloud- and AI-powered future – In preparation for Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week (where partners and Microsoft meet to connect, learn, and collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation and success of our customers), Jason Zander (Executive Vice President, Microsoft Azure) highlighted new offers and technologies that will help organizations navigate their own digital transformation and build the critical foundations for cloud and AI. He showcases momentum from businesses and partners who are investing in intelligent tech from the cloud to the edge. This roundup post provides an overview of news items included below, including Azure Data Box Disk, Azure Virtual WAN, Azure Firewall, Azure SQL Data Warehouse performance, an offer for customers of Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2, Azure Stack, and more.

Announcing new offers and capabilities that make Azure the best place for all your apps, data, and infrastructure – Windows Server and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 are nearing the end of support in January 2020 and July 2019, respectively. Julia White (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure) explains how you can migrate to Azure with free Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 extended security updates for

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09

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 39
Azure.Source – Volume 39

Now in preview

Azure Event Hubs and Service Bus VNET Service Endpoints in public preview – Azure Event Hubs and Service Bus joins the growing list of Azure services enabled for Virtual Network Service Endpoints. Virtual Network (VNet) service endpoints extend your virtual network private address space and the identity of your VNet to the Azure services, over a direct connection. Endpoints allow you to secure your critical Azure service resources to only your virtual networks. Traffic from your VNet to the Azure service always remains on the Microsoft Azure backbone network.

IP filtering for Event Hubs and Service Bus – IP Filter rules are now available in public preview for Service Bus Premium and Event Hubs Standard and Dedicated price plans. For scenarios in which you want Service Bus or Azure Event Hubs to only be accessible from certain well-known sites, IP filter rules enable you to configure when to reject or accept traffic originating from specific IPv4 addresses.

New Azure #CosmosDB Explorer now in public preview – Azure Cosmos DB Explorer (https://cosmos.azure.com) is a full-screen, standalone web-based version of the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer found in the Azure portal, which provides a rich and unified developer experience

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09

Jul

Azure.Source – Volume 39
Azure.Source – Volume 39

Now in preview

Azure Event Hubs and Service Bus VNET Service Endpoints in public preview – Azure Event Hubs and Service Bus joins the growing list of Azure services enabled for Virtual Network Service Endpoints. Virtual Network (VNet) service endpoints extend your virtual network private address space and the identity of your VNet to the Azure services, over a direct connection. Endpoints allow you to secure your critical Azure service resources to only your virtual networks. Traffic from your VNet to the Azure service always remains on the Microsoft Azure backbone network.

IP filtering for Event Hubs and Service Bus – IP Filter rules are now available in public preview for Service Bus Premium and Event Hubs Standard and Dedicated price plans. For scenarios in which you want Service Bus or Azure Event Hubs to only be accessible from certain well-known sites, IP filter rules enable you to configure when to reject or accept traffic originating from specific IPv4 addresses.

New Azure #CosmosDB Explorer now in public preview – Azure Cosmos DB Explorer (https://cosmos.azure.com) is a full-screen, standalone web-based version of the Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer found in the Azure portal, which provides a rich and unified developer experience

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