Thursday, September 13, 2018

An Overview of Azure DevOps


Microsoft VSTS did a tremendous help for developers to maintain their code, Tasks, Deployments. After that DevOps came to the scene. So Microsoft is releasing Azure DevOps to make developers life easier and for team success.
 there are couple of services that feature in DevOps. The services are span the breadth of the development lifecycle to help developers ship software faster and with higher quality.

What's Include:
Azure Boards
Can be track your tasks with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting

Azure Artifacts

Maven, npm, and NuGet package feeds from public and private sources

Monday, September 10, 2018

Azure IOT Hub integration with Azure Event Grid

Couple of years ago Azure Released Azure IoT Hub based on Microsoft Azure to control and manage billions of devices, transferring data to the cloud to gain some business insights for their customers. Now a days its growing rapidly. Now they have released IoT Hub integration with Azure Event Grid to simplify their customer needs. It will gain more insights into actions by simplifying the architecture of IoT solutions.

What is include:
·       To automate workflows with apps like Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps is now easy with the event grid. Since they are serverless architectures, it works well with event hub. Even the user can downstream the processes.

·       Will always alert about the device status such as creation, deletion, connection, and disconnection of devices. And the response time is really quick.

·       It will always reduce the complexity expense of polling services. This is integrated with events, with 3rd party applications using webhooks such as ticketing, billing system, and database updates

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.3.0 provides Multi-member consortium support

Recently Azure Blockchain workbench has released and seems its popular now. The Happy News is the Azure Blockchain Workbench 1.3.0 has released with Multi-member consortium support. Users can now upgrade their deployments to 1.3.0 or either users can create a new instance of workbench. To upgrade you can use upgrade script that released by Microsoft.

Once upgrade following enhancements will be added
It is fast and more reliable
Microsoft always check their telemetry to identify issues that affect to their customers, and decided to made some changes to make deploying Workbench more reliable. And faster.
Transaction reliability is much better
Microsoft has made a massive improvement for monitoring in version 1.1.0 and there are reliability improvements to the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) Watcher and DLT Consumer microservices. There may be some errors like, “It looks like something went wrong …”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

MySQL and PostgreSQL gets VNet Service Endpoints


Recently Microsoft has released Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL.
What’s it offers?
These include the high availability of the community versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL (99.99%) and also include elastic scaling for performance, and industry-leading security and compliance on Azure.
And as a part of the service Microsoft has introduced new features and capabilities such as increased storage and availability across more regions worldwide.
Now they have announced the general availability of Virtual Network (VNet) 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 check the service availability by visiting region expansion for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

SQL Database Reserved Capacity is now generally available


The general availability of Azure SQL Database reserved capacity has released by Microsoft Azure team. It’s now available on single and elastic pool databases. This will be the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads. And the pricing tier saves up to 33% compared to license-included pricing by pre-paying for your SQL database vCores for a one or three-year term.

What makes Azure as the most cost-effective cloud for SQL Server workloads

Now a days users can save up to 55 percent using Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server with the new vCore-based purchasing model in SQL Database. By using reserved capacity on single databases and elastic pools users can save even more up to 80%. And the best part is you combine your Azure Hybrid Benefit with reserved capacity as well.



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Azure CosmosDB JavaScript SDK 2.0: Public Preview

The Azure Cosmos DB team has released the latest version (version 2.0 RC) of the JavaScript SDK for SQL API, now in public preview!
It is available in npm now and install it to your project using following command. You can get the latest version through npm

npm install @azure/cosmos


Cosmos DB is
A globally distributed, multi-model database service. It offers turnkey global distribution, guarantees single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, and elastic scaling of throughput and storage.
Microsoft supports a JavaScript SDK For the SQL API to enable development against Azure Cosmos DB from JavaScript and Node.js projects. Now the Version 2.0 of the SDK is written completely in Typescript, and we’ve redesigned the object model and added support for promises as well.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Windows Container Support in Azure App Services: Public Preview

When a developer wants to have more control over what is installed in their containers, now can use Windows Server Containers in Web App. The public preview has released to community.

Now it supports Windows Containers on Azure App Service and enables number of opportunities for Application 
  •    Relaxed security restrictions – The Windows Container is an isolation and security boundary, When deploying a containerized application. Normally Libraries will be blocked by Azure App Service and instead of it will be succeed when running inside of a Windows Container
  •        Lift and Shift to PaaS – When a developer wants to  migrate .NET Framework and .NET Core applications to Azure, and is trying to transform straight to a PaaS service to get the many productivity benefits from the App Service platform.
  •        Third-party application migration – Customers often have business critical applications developed by third parties with which the company no longer has a relationship. Containerizing these types of applications unlocks the opportunity to migrate applications to Azure App Service.
  •        Applications with dependencies – Ina scenario, when a developer deploying an app within a Windows Container, it allows to install custom dependencies. Even when a developer wants to install libraries into  Global Assembly Cache (GAC) done by easily.