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 250: 10th November 2019

It's our 5th Anniversary! 250 issues young! I hope all those who attended Microsoft Ignite this week had a great time! There were a huge amount of announcements and updates from the conference, some highlights include:

Issue 249: 3rd November 2019

Is everyone prepared for Ignite? I have a feeling there is going to be an influx of announcments this coming week... Make sure you catch next week's issue of Azure Weekly, where we'll be sharing all the news from Ignite. This week has seen a number of announcements. Among them, we've been told about the preview of a new set of weather services in Azure Maps, perfect for integrating "highly dynamic, real-time weather data and visualizations" into applications. Also, we've been given a summary of the New features in Stream Analytics which will start being rolled out tomorrow, ranging from real-time scoring in Azure Machine Learning to custom de-serializers in C#.

Issue 248: 27th October 2019

This week, Microsoft has become the first cloud with a fully managed, first-party service to ingest, persist, and manage healthcare data in the native FHIR format, providing "a turnkey platform to provision a cloud-based FHIR service in just minutes and begin securely managing PHI data in Azure". We've also been told about the new Azure Repos app for Microsoft Teams, helping you to monitor your repos and branches within Teams channels.

Issue 247: 20th October 2019

This week, Gunjan Jain has announced the general availability of larger, more powerful standard file shares for Azure Files, providing significant perf improvements over the earlier versions. We've also been told that Azure Monitor has added Worker Service SDK and new ASP.NET core metrics, providing: support for more applications types, new alertable metrics, support for ASP.NET Core 3.0 and cross-vendor distributed tracing.

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