April 2019
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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 Azure.Microsoft.com to help make it easier for you to view the articles you are interested in reading.

Azure Premium Blob Storage public preview

by Claus Joergensen | on 5 March, 2019

Azure Premium Block Blob Storage became generally available. For more information, please refer to the blog post [Read More...]

Real-time serverless applications with the SignalR Service bindings in Azure Functions

by Zhidi Shang | on 6 March, 2019

Every month thousands of developers worldwide have leveraged the Azure SignalR Service bindings for Azure Functions to add real-time capabilities to their serverless applications. [Read More...]

Build a CI/CD pipeline for API Management

by Miao Jiang | on 6 March, 2019

APIs have become mundane. They have become the de facto standard for connecting apps, data, and services. In the larger picture, APIs are driving digital transformation in organizations. [Read More...]

Azure Stack IaaS – part three

by Spencer Shepler, David Armour, Tiberiu Radu | on 8 March, 2019

This blog explores some of the characteristics of the Azure Stack infrastructure that allows to run cloud-native VMs directly in your facility. [Read More...]

Accelerating enterprise digital transformation through DevOps

by Christine Alford | on 11 March, 2019

IT organizations are under more pressure than ever to do more with less, they are expected to drive competitive advantage and innovation with higher quality while managing smaller teams. This blog addresses some the challenges to create the DevOps Acceleration Engine. [Read More...]

Azure Stack IaaS – part four

by Hector Linares | on 11 March, 2019

This post covers the concepts and best practices to protect your IaaS virtual machines (VMs) on Azure Stack. This post is part of the Azure Stack Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery white paper. [Read More...]

Securely monitoring your Azure Database for PostgreSQL Query Store

by Harini Gupta | on 19 March, 2019

This blog post covers how you can set up alerting on query performance related metrics using Azure Functions and Azure Key Vault. [Read More...]

March 2019 changes to Azure Monitor Availability Testing

by Morgan Grobin | on 19 March, 2019

This post will highlight some of the changes, as well as describe some of the changes you should be aware of to ensure that your tests continue running without any interruption. [Read More...]

Azure Stack IaaS – part five

by David Armour | on 20 March, 2019

Self-service is core to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Back in the virtualization days, you had to wait for someone to create a VLAN for you, carve out a LUN, and find space on a host. When you can take care of yourself, your admins can manage the underlying infrastructure without being interrupted by you. This means they can work on the things important to them and you can focus on what is important to you. [Read More...]

Building serverless microservices in Azure - sample architecture

by Gorka Madariaga | on 25 March, 2019

The benefits of using a microservices architecture are maximized when those applications are built in the cloud, with a wide range of managed services that will make it easier to materialize the microservices promise. [Read More...]

Azure Premium Block Blob Storage is now generally available

by Claus Joergensen | on 25 March, 2019

Premium Blob Storage is a new performance tier in Azure Blob Storage for block blobs and append blobs, complimenting the existing Hot, Cool, and Archive access tiers. [Read More...]

Blob storage interface on Data Box is now generally available

by Vivek Darera | on 26 March, 2019

The blob storage interface on the Data Box has been in preview since September 2018 and the team has announced the general availablity. This is in addition to the server message block (SMB) and network file system (NFS) interface already generally available on the Data Box. [Read More...]

High-Throughput with Azure Blob Storage

by Claus Joergensen | on 27 March, 2019

High-Throughput Block Blob (HTBB) is globally enabled in Azure Blob Storage. HTBB provides significantly improved and instantaneous write throughput when ingesting larger block blobs, up to the storage account limits for a single blob. [Read More...]

Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management generally available

by Yuan Zheng | on 27 March, 2019

Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management offers a rich, rule-based policy which you can use to transition your data to the best access tier and to expire data at the end of its lifecycle. Now it is generally availabile so that you can automate blob tiering and retention with custom defined rules.
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Azure Stack IaaS – part six

by David Armour | on 27 March, 2019

A fundamental quality of a cloud is that it provides an elastic pool for your resource to use when needed. Since you only pay for what you use, you don’t need to over provision. Instead, you can optimize capacity based on demand.
[Read More...]

Analysis of network connection data with Azure Monitor for virtual machines

by Scott Kinghorn | on 27 March, 2019

Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) collects network connection data that one can use to analyze the dependencies and network traffic in VMs. The newly released VMBoundPort data set enables analysis of open ports and their connections for security analysis. [Read More...]

Azure Storage support for Azure Active Directory based access control generally available

by Chris Brooks | on 28 March, 2019

With the general availability of Azure Active Directory (AD) based access control for Azure Storage Blobs and Queues, Enterprises can now grant specific data access permissions to users and service identities from their Azure AD tenant using Azure’s Role-based access control (RBAC). [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. Tracking, resolving, storing and presenting AKA.MS short links from social media using Serverless capabilities in Azure by Jussi Roine
  2. Creating the Azure Functions Updates Twitterbot by Marc Duiker
  3. How to call a Microsoft Graph API from Azure Logic App by Salvatore Pellitteri
  4. Logic App SAP connector IDoc support – going under the hood by David Burg
  5. Using Azure Functions to empower your Teams by Jan de Vries
  6. Looping options in Azure Logic Apps by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  7. 5 Things about Azure Functions by Arunkumar Kumaresan
  8. Mapping options in Azure Logic Apps by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  9. Scaling Out Azure Logic Apps ISE by Kent Weare
  10. Monitoring Azure Logic Apps using Serverless360 by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  11. Scheduling with Azure Logic Apps by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  12. Building Azure Functions in Visual Studio code using .NET Core by Rami Chalhoub
  13. Batching with Azure Logic Apps by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  14. Persisting data with Azure Logic Apps by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  15. Azure Logic Apps and Cognitive Services by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  16. Logic Apps SAP connector BAPI support – going under the hood by David Burg
  17. A first look at the Logic Apps mocking feature by Toon Vanhoutte
  18. Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer by David Emelianov
  19. Ensure Active Client Device Interaction through Azure Event Hubs Monitoring using Serverless360 by Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan
  20. The Best Digital Transformers Choose When to Choose by Richard Seroter
  21. A first look at Azure Integration Service Environments (ISE) by Olaf Loogman
  22. Logic Apps 2018 Retrospective by Alessandro Moura
  23. Azure Functions, Serverless architecture in action by Saman
  24. Log Azure alerts in ServiceNow using Azure Logic Apps by Kent Weare
  25. Using the Azure SignalR Service Bindings in Azure Functions to Create Real-time Serverless Applications by Jason Roberts
  26. A Real-World Scenario with Azure Serverless Application Challenges Solved by Serverless360 by Nishanth Prabhakaran
  27. 7 things you should know when getting started with Serverless APIs by Simona Cotin
  28. What are Composite Applications in Serverless360?by Michael Stephenson
  29. Azure Functions Internals by Surya Venkatasubramanian
  30. How do you structure your code when moving your API from express to Serverless Functions? by John Papa
  31. Introducing Business Activity Monitoring & Tracking in Serverless360 by Arunkumar Kumaresan
  32. Azure Logic Apps Live – March 2019 by Mohan Nagaraj
  33. Using Flow to let users drive an integration Scenario by Micheal Stephenson
  34. Use Azure Logic Apps Function expressions by Steef-Jan Wiggers
  35. Azure Event Domain and Event routing with Functions ,Cosmos DB ,Event Hub and Logic Apps by Abhishek
  36. Azure Logic Apps: How to use Microsoft’s Serverless & Codeless Integration Platform by Steven McLintock
  37. Strongly typed date, time and numerical fields from SAP DATS, TIMS and NUMC support in Azure Logic Apps SAP connector by David Burg
  38. Azure Functions hosting options and best practices by Saman
  39. Azure Logic Apps vs Microsoft Flow, Why Not Both? by Kent Weare
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