November 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.

New analytics storage for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Azure Cosmos DB containers are now internally backed by two storage engines—a transactional storage engine and a new analytical storage engine. Both the storage engines are log-structured and write-optimised for blazing fast updates. [Read More]

Azure SQL Database serverless is now generally available

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price-performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage. [Read More]

New Azure API Management developer portal is now generally available

Posted on 04 November, 2019

The new, open-source API Management developer portal is now generally available. It delights the consumers of your APIs with a carefully redesigned modern look and feel and unlocks new scenarios such as automation. [Read More]

Management experience updates for Azure Cosmos DB are now available

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Azure Cosmos DB has two important updates that improve the management experience for Azure Cosmos DB.[Read More]

UTF-8 support for Azure SQL Database is now available

Posted on 04 November, 2019

UTF-8 support is now generally available for Azure SQL Database, allowing more options to companies extending their businesses to a global scale.[Read More]

Azure Data Factory wrangling data flows is now in preview

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Azure Data Factory wrangling data flows are now in preview.[Read More]

Azure Monitor Logs—Stream every type of activity log for your subscription

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Using the new subscription diagnostic settings, it is now possible to stream every type of activity log for your subscription to Azure Monitor Logs, Event Hub and Azure Storage.[Read More]

Azure SQL Database—Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

Posted on 04 November, 2019

Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect 1st November 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage.[Read More]

New version of Durable Functions available now

Posted on 05 November, 2019

Announcing the general availability of the version 2.0 of Durable Functions, the extension of the Azure Functions runtime that enables stateful functions and workflow orchestrations in a serverless environment.[Read More]

Azure Functions integration with Azure Monitor Logs is now in public preview

Posted on 05 November, 2019

Azure Functions now offers an integration with Azure Monitor Logs, enabling a more consistent observability of Azure resources and integration with external monitoring tools.[Read More]

Azure Data Factory has added Avro and CosmosDB to data flows

Posted on 11 November, 2019

Azure Data Factory has added native CosmosDB and Avro connectors to mapping data flows.[Read More]

Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019

Posted on 15 November, 2019

The Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019 include features, connector updates and announcements about regional deployments.[Read More]

Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019

Posted on 15 November, 2019

The Azure Logic Apps updates for September and October 2019 include features, connector updates and announcements about regional deployments.[Read More]

Enhanced observability for event-driven applications with Azure Event Grid now in preview

Posted on 18 November, 2019

Azure Event Grid now integrates with Azure Monitor alerts.[Read More]

Azure Event Grid can now publish events to AAD protected endpoints

Posted on 18 November, 2019

Azure Event Grid can now publish events to AAD protected endpoints.[Read More]

Batch delivery in Azure Event Grid for high-throughput scenarios now in preview

Posted on 18 November, 2019

Azure Event Grid subscriptions can now be configured to publish events to your endpoints in batches (and not only individually) in order to handle more efficiently high-throughput scenarios.[Read More]

Azure Functions premium plan meter ID changes

Posted on 20 November, 2019

Starting on 1st January, 2020, Azure Functions premium plan meter ID names will change.[Read More]

Change feed support now available in preview for Azure Blob Storage

Posted on 21 November, 2019

Change feed support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.[Read More]

New Azure SQL Database backup storage metrics are now generally available

Posted on 25 November, 2019

New metrics are now available to monitor Azure SQL Database backup storage consumption.[Read More]

Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API

Posted on 27November, 2019

Now in general availability, Azure Cosmos DB supports GROUP BY for queries for SQL (Core) API. This is one of our top asks from users and we are excited to release this capability.[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. Move Data from On-Premise SQL Server to Azure Blob Storage Using Azure Data Factory
    by Web Systemer
  2. Using the ‘Run a Child Flow’ Action to Call Nested Flows
    by Kent Weare
  3. Moving away from shadow IT with Excel and Serverless
    by Jim
  4. Azure Functions v2 Trigger and Binding with PowerShell Core
    by Olivier
  5. Implementing smart caching of secrets in Azure API Management policies
    by Eldert
  6. Azure Serverless Services most used: findings from Microsoft Ignite 2019
    by Ezhil
  7. Event Grid Delivery and Retry Policy
    by Ranjith
  8. Azure Logic App Expressions
    by Bala
  9. Serverless for the enterprise with Microsoft Azure
    by Jeff Hollan
  10. Stateful Programming Models in Serverless Functions
    by Chris Gillium
  11. Build a Simple Microservice with C# Azure Functions
    by Chris Green
  12. Create and retrieve Azure Functions function keys in ARM template
    by Eldert
  13. Merry and Bright with Azure Advocates’ 25 Days of Serverless
    by Jen Looper
  14. Tracing request in Azure API Management
    by Vincent-Philippe Lauzon
  15. Retrieve Azure Key Vault secrets from API Management policies
    by Eldert
  16. Using Azure Event Hubs and Blob Storage with the Dapr framework
    by Abhishek
  17. Create an Azure Function to execute SQL on a Snowflake Database - Part 2
    by Koen Verbeeck
  18. Durable Functions Scale Logic in a Table
    by Tsuyoshi Ushio
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