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Azure Serverless Monthly

Your Serverless digest!

Azure Serverless Monthly is a quick read version that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Serverless Updates like blog articles, podcasts and videos from Microsoft Azure and the rich ecosystem built around this community.

It is aimed at Developer, Architect working in your Enterprise Application Integration projects involving Azure Serverless components trying to keep on top of the latest Azure serverless developments.

Microsoft Announcement and updates

Microsoft Azure team publishes various blogs, updates and product announcements. Here we compile all the serverless related content from to help make it easier for you to view the articles you are interested in reading.

Schema validation with Event Hubs

by Volkan Civelek | on 1 April, 2019

If the schema validation is required, one can use Event Hubs PaaS service with a single Schema Registry VM instance, or can leverage the Event Hubs Capture Event feature for the schema validations. [Read More...]

Azure Front Door Service is now generally available

by Sharad Agrawal | on 4 April, 2019

Azure Front Door Service (AFD) which was launched in preview last year – a scalable and secure entry point for fast delivery of global applications. AFD is your one stop solution for the global website/applications. [Read More...]

Event-driven Java with Spring Cloud Stream Binder for Azure Event Hubs

by Asir Selvasingh | on 3 April, 2019

It is simple to build highly scalable event-driven Java apps using Spring Cloud Stream with Event Hubs, a fully managed, real-time data ingestion service on Azure that is resilient and reliable service for any situation. [Read More...]

Unlock dedicated resources and enterprise features by migrating to Service Bus Premium

by Ashish Chhabria | on 3 April, 2019

Azure Service Bus has been the Messaging as a Service (MaaS) option of choice for our enterprise customers. We’ve seen tremendous growth to our customer base and usage of the existing namespaces, which inspires us to bring more features to the service. [Read More...]

Extending Azure security capabilities

by Gilad Elyashar | on 3 April, 2019

This blog post was co-authored by Ron Matchoro, Principal Program Manager, Ronit Reger, Senior Program Manager, Miri Landau, Senior Program Manager, and Devendra Tiwari, Principal PM Manager, Azure Security Center.
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Announcing the Azure Functions Premium plan for enterprise serverless workloads

by Alex Karcher | on 3 April, 2019

The Azure Functions Premium plan is available in preview to try out! This plan enables a suite of long requested scaling and connectivity options without compromising on event-based scale. [Read More...]

Hybrid storage performance comes to Azure

by Jeff Tabor | on 8 April, 2019

The Azure FXT Edge Filer is a combination of hardware provided by Dell EMC and software provided by Microsoft. For ease, a complete solution will be delivered to customers as a software-plus-hardware appliance through a system integrator. [Read More...]

How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 1

by Parul Matah | on 8 April, 2019

This is a three-part blog post series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. This post explores the challenges Skype faced that led them to take action. [Read More...]

How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 2

by by Parul Matah | on 8 April, 2019

This post examines how Skype implemented Azure Cosmos DB to modernize its backend infrastructure. [Read More...]

How Skype modernized its backend infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 3

by by Parul Matah | on 8 April, 2019

This post covers the outcomes resulting from the efforts explained in the part 1 and 2 blogs. [Read More...]

Move your data from AWS S3 to Azure Storage using AzCopy

by Sercan Guler | on 16 April, 2019

AzCopy v10 (Preview) supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 as a data source. Copy an entire AWS S3 bucket, or even multiple buckets, to Azure Blob Storage using AzCopy. [Read More...]

Azure Notification Hubs and Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging Migration

by John M. Wargo | on 24 April, 2019

Azure Notifications team has updated their service backend, then published updates to API and SDKs as needed. With this implementation, the decision is made to maintain compatibility with existing GCM notification schemas to minimize customer impact. [Read More...]

Azure Tips and Tricks - Become more productive with Azure

by Michael Crump | on 26 March, 2019

The series spans the entire universe of the Azure platform from App Services, to containers, and more!​Featuring a new weekly tip and video it is designed to help boost productivity with Azure [Read More...]

Securing Azure SQL Databases with managed identities just got easier

by Nick Brown | on 25 April, 2019

This release enables simple and seamless authentication to Azure SQL Database for existing .NET applications with no code changes – only configuration changes!
[Read More...]

Community Content

Here's a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted by community enthusiast over the last month.

  1. Connecting your Java microservices to each other? Here’s how to use Spring Cloud Stream with Azure Event Hubs. by Richard Seroter
  2. Learn how to Authorize your Key Vault Secrets to Serverless Azure Function by Saillesh Pawar
  3. My first findings on the Azure Key Vault connector by Toon Vanhoutte
  4. Azure Messaging Crossroads by Sean Feldman
  5. Azure Functions Live – April 2019 by Mohan Nagaraj
  6. Hot Vs Cool Vs Archive access tiers – Azure Blob Storage by Antariksh Mistry
  7. Integration Down Under | How we are using Microsoft Integration features and related Azure technologies to improve our processes | Video and slides are available by Sandro Pereira
  8. Testing Azure Logic Apps with Mock Data by Kent Weare
  9. Scaling Out Azure Logic Apps ISE by Kent Weare
  10. Integrating business systems (without coding) by Jasminka Thunes
  11. Headers and calling Logic Apps from APIm by Mikael Sand
  12. APIm managed identity in keyvault by Mikael Sand
  13. New Pluralsight course about serverless computing is now available by Richard Seroter
  14. Responding back to SAP from Logic App by David Burg
  15. New Logic App connector error responses to SAP by David Burg
  16. A Power User friendly method of connecting hundreds of sites, list and libraries to a single Flow by John Liu
  17. Always subscribe to Dead-lettered messages when using an Azure Service Bus by Mahindra Morar
  18. Azure Logic Apps Life Cycle – The Big Picture by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  19. How we are using Logic Apps (and/or Microsoft Flow): Real cases scenarios by Sandro Pereira
  20. DevOps easier with Logic Apps and Teams by Jan de Vries
  21. Running Python Flask apps on Azure App Service) by Simon Waight
  22. Generating realistic speech on-the-fly with Azure Functions and Cognitive Service’s Speech APIs by Gary Pretty
  23. Building a Serverless IoT Solution with Python Azure Functions and SignalR by Dave Glover
  24. Assessing Cloud Backup Solutions: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud by Gilad David Maayan
  25. The Emerging Role of PaaS In Building Cloud-Native Applications by Ankur Kumar

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