Episode 214 - Functions Microservices

by Sujit D'Mello February 1, 2018

Nir Mashkowski, Product Management Director for various Azure PaaS services, talks to us about his favorite - Functions! He shares his thoughts around using Functions as a 'Practical Microservices Platform' using some of the new features in the service.

Some resources:
Azure Functions Linux: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appserviceteam/2017/11/15/functions-on-linux-preview/
Some success stories: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/case-studies/?service=app-service&term=Azure+Functions+
Hacks with startups and ISVs: https://microsoft.github.io/techcasestudies/#SearchPhraseText=Azure Functions
Azure Functions Proxies: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appserviceteam/2017/11/15/azure-functions-proxies-is-now-generally-available/
Contact the team on Twitter @AzureFunctions or @nirmsk

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode214.mp3

Indexed audio: https://www.videoindexer.ai/media/8943c94906/

Other updates:


We announced the general availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers in September 2017. Today, we’re adding additional language runtime support for built-in images. You can now create a Linux web app by using .NET Core 2.0 as a runtime stack.

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/net-core-2-0-support-for-app-service-on-linux/>


Network Watcher in Germany and AzGov


Announcing the general availability of Azure Event Grid

Azure ExpressRoute updates – New partnerships, monitoring and simplification

ITSM Connector for Azure is now generally available

Azure Search enterprise security: Data encryption and user-identity access control

 

 

 

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Episode 207 - Functions & Serverless

by Russell Young December 9, 2017

In this special All-UK episode, Russell Young has an in-depth discussion with Christos Matskas, a Senior Azure PFE in the UK, about the growing popularity of serverless computing in Azure using services like Functions and Event Grid.

Social Media: https://cmatskas.com  https://twitter.com/christosmatskas
Resources on Azure bits:
- Architecture best practices: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-best-practices
- Function Proxies: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-proxies
- Functions Runtime: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-runtime-overview
- Durable Functions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/durable-functions-overview
- Functions & Containers: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appserviceteam/2017/11/15/functions-on-linux-preview/

DDDScotland: http://dddscotland.org

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode207.mp3

Indexed audio: https://www.videoindexer.ai/media/5bd125a054/

Other updates:

 

Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud

 

In DevTest Labs, you can post announcements to notify users about recent changes or additions to your lab, and custom images with licensing terms are now enabled

 

Azure Migrate service launched in preview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/launching-preview-of-azure-migrate/

 

Provides guidance, insights and mechanisms to help you migrate to Azure (IaaS)

 

  • Readiness of an azure VM
  • Right sizing of VMs
  • Cost
  • PLUS - Enables ASR and Database Migration Service (SQL).
  • Free of charge, supported for production environments.

 

Azure Advisor - new dashboard and some new functionality (best practices advisor) gives recommendations on high availability, security, performance and cost across your subscription

 

Elastic DB tools for Java (support for cross shard query, aimed at multi-tenant SaaS apps), routing of data to correct shards based on keys and shard map management.

 

Location Based Services public preview - geospatial services for mapping, iot, logistics, asset tracking type solutions.  Services include mapping, routing, search, time zones and traffic (partnering with TomTom).  RESTful service APIs plus a javascript mapping control - cost all managed to your subscription

 

Able to run Azure CLI within VS Code now directly

 

Azure functions runtime preview 2 - functions as a service on-prem if you want, and on Windows Nano containers.

 

B and M series now GA - lowest cost by giving flexible vCPU - good for small web servers, small db's, dev/test environments that have spikey workloads/util.  Build up credits when cpu usage is low, to be spent when you spike.  M Series are the largest VMs, up to 128 vCPUs, 4TB RAM, hyper-threading.   Great for SAP HANA and SQL Hekaton

 

Iot Hub device provisioning now GA

Sunset of classic portal, Jan 8th 2018

 

 

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Episode 128 - Azure Functions

by Sujit D'Mello May 20, 2016

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