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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Functions 2.0

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 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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Serverless Platforms Compared for Performance

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Sep 23, 2018

Most major cloud providers have serverless platforms which offer functions as a service (FaaS). Some recent benchmarks study the differences in their performance vis-à-vis the runtime, cold start times, dependencies and resource allocation.

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Azure Orchestrators Simplify the Creation of Stateful Serverless Workflows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 09, 2018

Azure Durable Functions aim to extend the paradigm of serverless computing by introducing the concept of orchestrator functions, enabling the definition of more complex workflows. If you have ever fancied using them, Microsoft has just published a good walk-through to help developers start their journey in serverless computing and orchestrator functions.

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Azure Functions Now Support Java

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 27, 2017

At JavaOne, Microsoft announced that Azure Functions, which allows users to run small pieces of code in the cloud, support Java. This update adds to the number of supported languages for Azure Functions and makes Microsoft the second major cloud provider to introduce serverless Java support.

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Microsoft Ships Azure Event Grid for Unified Event Processing

by Richard Seroter Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 16, 2017

Today, Microsoft released a novel service for ingesting and processing cloud events. The Azure Event Grid takes events generated from Azure services, or custom apps, and routes them to chosen handlers.

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Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

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John Gossman on Microsoft’s Serverless Platform, Azure Functions and Logic Apps

by Srini Penchikala Follow 37 Followers on  Apr 28, 2017

John Gossman, lead architect at Microsoft Azure, spoke on Thursday at ServerlessConf Conference about Microsoft's open source Serverless platform. The Microsoft team also gave demos on Azure Functions, Logic Apps and how to monitor the platform components.

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Microsoft Adds Application Insights Support for Azure Functions

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Microsoft recently announced an initial preview of Application Insights support for Azure Functions. As a result of this integration between the two services, developers now get built-in instrumentation for their code and a portal to view trends in their code’s performance. Developers are also able to set monitoring thresholds which can be used to create alerts or a callout to external webhooks.

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Microsoft Launches Cloud Bot-as-a-Service Platform

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 28, 2016 1

This past November, Microsoft launched, what it is calling, the Industry’s First Cloud Bot-as-a-Service platform. The Azure Bot Service is powered by the Microsoft Bot Framework and has a serverless compute back-end built on Azure Functions. Using the Bot service allows developers to build conversational applications that plug into many popular chat applications.

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Azure Functions Reach General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 10, 2016 2

Microsoft recently announced an addition to its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering called Azure Functions. Initially launched as a preview service in March 2016, Azure Functions provide developers with an event-driven serverless compute platform that allow organizations to pay for only what they consume.

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Azure Functions Support Added to Azure IoT Gateway SDK

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 22, 2016

Earlier this month, Microsoft added support for their serverless event driven platform, Azure Functions, within the Azure IoT Gateway SDK. This addition provides a cloud-based extensibility point for developers building IoT solutions on top of Azure.

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