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Microsoft Announces the Availability of the MongoDB Atlas Free Tier on Azure

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 17, 2018

Microsoft announced the usage of MongoDB Atlas for free on Microsoft Azure. A free tier known as M0 is available on Azure, which grants users 512 MB of storage to allow learning MongoDB, prototyping, and early development.

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Microsoft Updates Azure Event Grid with Event Domains, Advanced Filtering Features and More

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 12, 2018

With Event Grid, customers can manage all their event in one place in Azure. Recently, Microsoft announced enhancements to this service with two new features, advanced filters, and Event Domains. Furthermore, the team responsible for Event Grid has been working to improve the developer experience, and has made Event Grid available in more regions.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 09, 2018

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Event Hubs for Apache Kafka. Customers will get the best of both worlds—the ecosystem and tools of Kafka, along with Azure’s security and global scale.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of the New Azure Media Services API (V3)

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 02, 2018

With Azure Media Services, customers can encode, protect, index, and deliver videos at scale. Recently, Microsoft announced several enhancements to this service in Azure, including the general availability of the new Azure Media Services v3 API, as well as updates to Azure Media Player.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure IoT Central

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure IoT Central, a software as a service solution for working with the internet of things. With Azure IoT Central, Microsoft envisions a low-code approach to designing, developing, configuring and managing IoT devices, while providing out-of-the-box security, scalability, and integration with processes and applications.

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Microsoft Announces Several Updates to Azure Cosmos DB Features

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2018 1

Microsoft has announced multiple updates to Azure Cosmos DB, their globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service. The announcements include features around support for globally scaled multi-master, the addition of a Cassandra API, and price-lowering options with reserved capacity.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Functions 2.0

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 04, 2018 2

Microsoft announced the general availability of the second version of Azure Functions, an event-driven, compute-on-demand service on the Azure platform. This new version release of Azure Functions includes several capabilities to let developers build scalable serverless applications more easily than with version one.

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Robot Operating System Comes to Windows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Oct 03, 2018

Robot Operating System (ROS), a meta-operating system for robot development, is now available on Windows 10. Microsoft’s initial, experimental build, dubbed ROS1, is integrated within Visual Studio and includes a full port of ROS Core and several modules. According to Microsoft, ROS on Windows will evolve to include full integration with GPU-based machine learning and Azure IoT Hub.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of the Immutable Storage Functionality in Azure Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 23, 2018

With the immutable storage, feature blobs will be non-erasable and non-modifiable for a specific retention interval. Now Microsoft announced that this new feature is generally available in all public Azure regions after its preview since June of this year.

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Microsoft Announces Azure Pipelines with Unlimited CI/CD Minutes for Open Source

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

Microsoft has announced Azure Pipelines, their new CI/CD service which is part of the Azure DevOps offering. Azure Pipelines allows to build, test, and deploy workloads and works together with a diverse range of languages, project types, and platforms.

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Microsoft Pushes New Azure Offerings into the High-Performance Computing Market

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 14, 2018

Microsoft is entering the high-performance computing (HPC) market with their announcement of the general availability of Azure CycleCloud, a tool for creating, managing, operating, and optimizing HPC clusters of any scale in Azure. Furthermore, Microsoft announced it would support NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC).

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure IoT Hub’s Integration with Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 07, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of the integration of IoT Hub with Azure Event Grid after a public preview period of six months. With the combination of IoT Hub and Event Grid, customers can enhance the support of device events to automate actions like database updates, ticket creation, and billing management.

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Auth0's Move to a Single-Cloud Architecture on AWS

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 25, 2018

Auth0, a provider of authentication, authorization and single sign on services, moved their infrastructure from multiple cloud providers (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud) to just AWS. An increasing dependency on AWS services necessitated this, and today their systems are spread across four AWS regions, with services replicated across zones.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Linux on App Service Environment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment (ASE), which enables customers to combine the features of App Service on Linux and App Service Environment. This release is a follow up on May's public preview, which allowed customers to deploy Linux and containerized apps in an App Service Environment.

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Microsoft Releases Azure Service Fabric Mesh as a Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 23, 2018

Service Fabric now has a relative in the cloud – Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a fully managed service in Azure that will enable developers to deploy and operate containerised applications. This service is now publicly in preview after its initial private preview debut during Build 2018 last May.

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