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Microsoft Azure News - August 2020

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Monthly news roundup as delivered by Damien Berry to the Brisbane Azure User Group

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Microsoft Azure News - August 2020

  1. 1. @BrisbaneAzureUG meetup.com/Brisbane-Azure-User-Group
  2. 2. Microsoft Azure News August 2020
  3. 3. Sponsorship Update
  4. 4. Upcoming Presentations Month Presenter(s) Topic January 2019 Gayatri Guru Sneak Peek into Azure Billing API February 2019 Alex Apergis / Josh Hurn Life in CloudOps March 2019 Valeriia Savenko Azure IoT 101 April 2019 COVID19 Isolation May 2019 Jernej Kavka From Paper to Power using Azure Form Recognition June 2019 Todd Whitehead Best of Build 2020 July 2019 Bill Chesnut Azure Application Insights for Developers August 2019 Wagner Silveira A Lap Around API Management VS Code Extension September 2019 Johannes Strydom Blazor’ing’ly simple secure app development with immutable infrastructure October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 Various UNCONVENTION NIGHT! Got Topic? Send message on Meetup or email baug@outlook.com.au
  5. 5. Blob storage 200 TB objects (GA) Increasing from the current 5TB size, (40x increase!) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/run-high-scale-workloads-on-blob-storage-with-new-200-tb-object-sizes/
  6. 6. M (GA) allows a single disk to be simultaneously attached and used from multiple virtual machines (VMs), Must be P15 or above There is a per mount cost on the disks as seen on the right. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-azure-shared-disks-and-new-azure-disk-storage-enhancements/
  7. 7. New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities (GA) Azure portal integration With the Azure portal integration, you get a simple interface to deploy and manage your apps and virtual desktops. Azure role-based access control (RBAC) You can use Azure RBAC to provide fine-grained access control to your Windows Virtual Desktop resources. User management Previously, you could only publish Remote Apps and Desktops to individual users. You can now publish resources to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) groups, which makes it much easier to scale. Monitoring The monitoring logs are now stored in Azure Monitor Logs. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-windows-virtual-desktop-capabilities-now-generally-available/
  8. 8. Cost Management + Billing updates (GA) When you see groups like "no value," "other purchases," or "untagged". Now you can filter down to these empty values and group by other attributes to drill in and understand your costs. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-general-purpose-and-memoryoptimized-azure-virtual-machines-with-intel-now-available/
  9. 9. HashiCorp Consul Service (GA) HCS on Azure enables Azure users to natively provision Consul servers in any supported Azure region directly through the Azure Marketplace. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/fully-managed-hashicorp-consul-service-generally-available-on-azure-today/ Consul servers are managed and operated by HashiCorp SREs while Azure takes care of the underlying infrastructure, virtual machines (VMs), and networks.
  10. 10. Azure Monitor for SAP (Preview) Key features of Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions include: Multi-instance/multi-provider: Customers can get telemetry data from multiple systems of different source system types. SAP HANA DB telemetry: Customers can collect and view Backup and telemetry, infrastructure utilization in the Azure portal. Microsoft SQL Server telemetry: Telemetry data, visualizations and key statistics from SQL Server, High-availability (HA) cluster telemetry: Customers can get telemetry data from Pacemaker clusters and identify which clusters are healthy https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-monitor-for-sap-solutions-is-now-in-preview/
  11. 11. JMS 2.0 over AMQP on Azure Service Bus (Preview) Here is a list of JMS features that are supported today: (Full parity planned by GA) Queues. Topics. Temporary queues. Temporary topics. Subscriptions. Shared durable subscriptions. Shared non-durable subscriptions. Unshared durable subscriptions. Unshared non-durable subscriptions. QueueBrowser. TopicBrowser. Auto-creation of all the above entities (if they don’t already exist). Message selectors. Sending messages with delivery delay (scheduled messages). https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-preview-of-java-message-service-2-over-amqp-on-azure-service-bus/
  12. 12. NFS 3.0 support for Azure Blob storage (Preview) NFS 3.0 support for Azure Blob storage helps with large scale read-heavy sequential access workloads where data will be ingested once and minimally modified further including large scale analytic data, backup and archive. During the preview, NFS 3.0 is available to BlockBlobStorage accounts with premium performance in the following regions: US East, US Central, and Canada Central. Support for GPV2 accounts with standard tier performance will be announced soon. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/nfs-30-support-for-azure-blob-storage-is-now-in-preview/
  13. 13. www.integrationdownunder.com
  14. 14. Azure Australia Slack Team! http://bit.ly/azure-au-slack
  15. 15. BAUG You-Tube Channel PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!! http://bit.ly/BAUGYouTubeChannel
  16. 16. On Demand Training - Updates https://aka.ms/learn/ •Azure Fundamentals •Introduction to Azure •Create Serverless Logic with Azure Functions www.pluralsight.com •Designing a Hybrid Cloud in Azure •Docker for Web Developers •Azure AD for Developers www.opsgility.com •Azure For AWS Experts •Deploying Hybrid Identitity Solutions Using Azure AD •Monitoring Apps with Application Insights
  17. 17. http://www.hanselman.com/ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/bg-p/ITOpsTalkBlog
  18. 18. A Lap Around API Management VS Code Extension Speaker: Wagner Silveira Wagner Silveira is a Microsoft Azure MVP and the Principal Integration Architect at Theta. Originally from Brazil, where he started his IT career as a class-led instructor of Microsoft products, Wagner came to New Zealand in 2002, and has been working in integration related projects using Microsoft Technologies ever since.

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