October 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 SQL Database - Instance pools are now in preview

Posted on 04 September, 2019

Instance pools is a new managed instance option that provides a convenient and cost-effective way to migrate smaller instances to the cloud at scale, reducing or eliminating the extra work of consolidating less compute-intensive workloads. [Read More]

Retiring v1.x of the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB, on 30th August, 2020

Posted on 04 September, 2019

We have recently released updates to the JavaScript SDK for Azure Cosmos DB to provide performance, stability and feature improvements.[Read More]

Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019

Posted on 06 September, 2019

The Azure Logic Apps updates for July and August 2019 include new features for ISE, designer improvements including support for portal themes, support for gateway across subscriptions, SAP connector features, new connectors and other major feature updates and announcements.
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Upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version by 25th October, 2019

Posted on 06 September, 2019

Required action Please upgrade all Kubernetes 1.10.x clusters to a supported version (1.11, 1.12, 1.13, or 1.14) by 25th October, 2019. [Read More]

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations (SQL DB and Cosmos DB)

Posted on 09 September, 2019

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.
[Read More]

Auto-failover for managed instances in Azure SQL Database is now available

Posted on 18 September, 2019

Now generally available, auto-failover groups enable business continuity after a catastrophic failure or other unplanned event by creating and managing a geographically redundant copy of a managed instance.
[Read More]

Azure Kubernetes Service is now available in Azure Government

Posted on 18 September, 2019

Azure Governments customers can now build Kubernetes applications on Azure Kubernetes Service in a dedicated cloud that meets stringent government security and compliance requirements.
[Read More]

Egress lockdown in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available

Posted on 18 September, 2019

Achieve additional security by restricting outbound (egress) traffic for cluster nodes to a limited number of ports and addresses.
[Read More]

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

Posted on 18 September, 2019

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.
[Read More]

Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in additional regions

Posted on 18 September, 2019

The Service Map feature of Azure Monitor is now available in Japan East, North Europe and East US2.
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Extending the retirement date for Scheduler to 31st December 2019

Posted on 23 September, 2019

Based on customer feedback and requests, offering an extension to the deadline for service retirement for Scheduler from 30th September 2019 to 31st December 2019
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Azure Cosmos DB recommendations keep you on the right track

Posted on 25 September, 2019

Azure Cosmos DB gets updated frequently, so to make it easier to stay up-to-date, we’ve introduced automatic and tailored recommendations for all Azure Cosmos DB users.
[Read More]

Azure API Management update—September 2019

Posted on 26 September, 2019

A regular Azure API Management service update was started on September 23, 2019, that included the following bug fixes, changes and new features, along with other improvements.
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Azure Kubernetes Service—Retiring support for Kubernetes versions 1.11 and 1.12

Posted on 30 September, 2019

On Monday, 9th December 2019 (09-12-2019), we are removing support for Kubernetes versions older than the latest version (N) and two minor versions prior (N-2), because support for Kubernetes 1.15 will become available on that date. Customers running Kubernetes versions older than Kubernetes 1.13.x must upgrade by Monday, 9th December 2019, to remain in support.
[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. Containers versus Serverless for Microservices
    by Mark Heath
  2. Understanding Azure Durable Functions - Part 11: The Asynchronous Human Interaction Pattern
    by Jason Roberts
  3. Azure Event Grid vs Event Hub
    by Nadeem Ahamed
  4. Business Activity Monitoring in Serverless360: Cab Booking Management Application
    by Nishanth Prabhakaran
  5. Azure Service Bus Queues vs Topics
    by Surya Venkatasubramanian
  6. ALM with Azure Service Bus
    by Michael Stephenson
  7. How to send an email attachment using Microsoft Flow
    by Nadeem Ahamed
  8. They can't hack your servers if you don't have any servers, right?
    by Matthew Henderson
  9. Protect your function app with Azure KeyVault
    by My
  10. Create and Deploy Azure Functions with Serverless
    by My
  11. Build your first serverless app with Angular, NestJS and Azure
    by Yohan Lasorsa
  12. Elegant Azure Functions Development in C# with Function Monkey
    by James Randall
  13. Azure Functions Security: Best Practices
    by Tal Melamed
  14. Using Durable Entities and Orchestrators to Create an Api Cache
    by Aaron Powell
  15. Implement a Serverless JavaScript Node.js Function with an Azure Storage Cache
    by Jeremy Likness
  16. Building a serverless blog site on Azure
    by Erik Lieben
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