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 238: 18th August 2019

Although there was a similar announcement buried away in the updates channel last month, this week we've been told that the Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK v3 is now generally available, with various usability and performance improvements. We've also been told about the general availability of Azure Ultra Disk Storage, "a new Managed Disks offering that delivers unprecedented and extremely scalable performance with sub-millisecond latency" for your demanding VM and container workloads. There is now also the preview of GitHub Actions for Azure, making it easier for devs to build, test and deploy code from GitHub repos to Azure. Remember - the rest of this week's announcements and updates are now part of the main body of the newsletter!

Issue 237: 11th August 2019

We'sre switching things up a little this week. As time has progressed and the larger Azure has grown, more and more updates and announcements have been making their way into this editorial. We've decided to stop with the long list of updates, and rather only cherry-pick a few. You'll find the rest in the main body of the newsletter, as you do every week. So, bear that in mind from now on! Here are this week's featured announcements:

Issue 236: 4th August 2019

David Smith has written about Data on demand: Azure SQL Database in serverless mode, Eric Egland has described how Microsoft technology is Transforming law enforcement with the cloud and AI, and Vincent-Philippe Lauzon has written a detailed blog about API Management – OAuth and private back-ends.

Issue 235: 28th July 2019

This week, Parul Matah has written a two part series about "Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB", exploring the Advanced Threat Protection team's journey in adopting Cosmos DB and the resulting benefits. Read part one here, and part two here. Elsewhere, Glenn Prince has written a detailed article about Cheap Static Web Hosting using Azure Storage.

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