Azure Weekly

Your weekly Azure news fix

Azure Weekly is a summary of the week's top news to help you build on the Microsoft Azure Platform.

From AI to Availability Zones, it aims to keep you on top of the latest Azure developments.

Issue 242: 15th September 2019

This week, we've been told that Azure is now available from new cloud regions in Germany, and we've been told about the preview of Azure HPC Cache: Reducing latency between Azure and on-premises storage. We've also been busy blogging here at endjin this week: Jon George has written about Running Azure Functions in Docker on a Raspberry Pi 4, Carmel Eve has spoken about Increasing C# performance via low memory allocation (which allowed us to do high performance compute inside Azure Functions), and Ed Freeman (who also curates Power BI Weekly) describes how to Import and export notebooks in Databricks.

Issue 241: 8th September 2019

It's a relatively quiet week this week - here are the main updates: the Form Recognizer now supports handwritten and mixed-mode, you can now create targeted budgets with filters and forecast costs in Azure Cost Management, and Microsoft has acquired Movere to help customers unlock cloud innovation with seamless migration tools. Elsewhere, Anna Thomas and David Peter Hansen have provided an overview of the new Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services, and Cecil Philip has spoken about Leveraging the Dependency Injection support in Azure Functions with Fabio Cavalcante.

Issue 240: 1st September 2019

Amongst this week's updates, we've been informed that Azure is now available from new cloud regions in Switzerland, and that there are now 31 new Azure edge sites, to help optimize network performance around the world. Also in this week's edition, Bryan Soltis discusses Using a Custom Translator with Azure Cognitive Services, and Charbel Nemnom has described How To Enable Immediate Sync On Azure File Share With Azure File Sync.

Issue 239: 25th August 2019

This week, we've seen the GA of a few different services/features; two of which are the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions (i.e. it's now ready for your production workloads!), and the general availability of SQL Data Discovery & Classification, a feature used for the discovery, classification, labeling & the protecting of sensitive data in your Azure SQL databases and warehouses. Elsewhere, Jason Roberts has written part 8 of his Durable Functions series, where he talks about the Fan Out/Fan In Pattern, and Daniele Polencic has written a detailed blog on Getting started with Terraform and Kubernetes on AKS.

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