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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Management Groups

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018 3

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure management groups, which provide the ability to organize and apply governance to all subscriptions in a management group. Azure management groups do this by implementing centralized management of Azure policies, role-based access control and more.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure SQL Data Sync

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Azure SQL Data Sync, a service allowing customers to synchronize data between Azure SQL Databases and any of other SQL endpoints unidirectionally or bidirectionally. Furthermore, this release includes a few new capabilities in configuration, faster database schema refresh, and a more secure data synchronization process.

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Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Is Now Generally Available - More Regions and New Features

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 20, 2018

At the end of October last year Microsoft announced a preview of AKS (Azure Container Service), a managed Kubernetes service in Azure. Now almost seven months later this service in Azure is generally available - and it joins a space with many competitive managed kubernetes services by other cloud providers, each offering different functionality and deployment locations.

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Microsoft Announces Support for CloudEvents through Its Azure Event Grid Service

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 15, 2018

Microsoft announced it would provide support for CloudEvents, a new open specification, and standard for consistently describing event data. This open standard was created by the Serverless Working Group of the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF), who partners with many cloud services and cloud providers.

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AWS Releases Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

by Richard Seroter Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 13, 2018 1

In 2017 at re:Invent, AWS previewed a Kubernetes-based container service. Now six months later, the Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is generally available. It joins a crowded space of managed Kubernetes cloud services, each offering different functionality and deployment locations.

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Microsoft Announces Preview of Azure SignalR Service

by Martin Abbott Follow 3 Followers on  May 18, 2018

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of the Azure SignalR Service during their annual Build developer conference in Seattle. SignalR has been available for download as a separate ASP.NET library but this is the first time it has been available as a fully-managed service.

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CEO Satya Nadella Gives the First Day Keynote at Microsoft Build 2018

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  May 07, 2018

Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, delivered the first day keynote at the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle today. The first part of the keynote was about the opportunities and responsibilities facing Microsoft and the technology community today. The second part presented the focus of the conference: the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge, specifically Azure and Microsoft 365.

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Securing IoT Devices with Microsoft's Azure Sphere

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 25, 2018

To improve security of IoT devices, Microsoft announced Azure Sphere, an end-to-end solution for Internet-connected microcontrollers (MCUs). Azure Sphere has a three-layer architecture based on hybrid microcontrollers running a new IoT-optimized Linux kernel and leveraging a cloud-based security service. The first Azure Sphere chip, the MT3620, is developed by MediaTek Inc.

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Archive Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017 2

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Archive Storage has become generally available. The archive feature for Azure Storage has been available in preview with customers for a few months with customers, and the release includes Blob-Level Tiering. This tier enables customers to optimize storage of the lifecycle data across tiers.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

On the 16th of November, Microsoft made Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances (RIs) generally available to customers worldwide. They are now able to reserve VMs on a one- or three-year term and have up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. The cost savings can be even more for Windows Server customers combining Azure RIs with Azure Hybrid Benefits.

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Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Container Service (AKS), a New Managed Kubernetes Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 706 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview version of a new managed Kubernetes service, “Azure Container Service (AKS)”, which is a separate product from the existing ACS that offers support for multiple orchestrators Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

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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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Terraform and the Increasing Ease of Multi-Cloud

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

Raf Gemmail surveys recent developments around multi-cloud and Hashicorp’s Terraform cloud provisioning tool.

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Azure Application Insights for Node.js Hits 1.0

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 21, 2017

At Node.js Interactive North America 2017, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Application Insights for Node.js SDK, closing a big gap in their product offering.

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