There are many solutions available within the Azure Marketplace. One of these is the F5 WAF (web application firewall) solution. The F5 WAF solution is built using the industry-proven F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager technologies, and it one of the many solutions available in the Azure Marketplace from third party vendors. Read More
A while ago I posted on the fact that Microsoft Azure Data Centers are Made of ITPAC Containers. This doesn’t just make the data centers more modular and easier to maintain, but it’s also done in an effort to optimize for power usage, and overall water and energy consumption. Read More
Build Azure Weekly is a series that offers a single source for a consolidated view on the weeks news, service updates, blogs, as well as other links surrounding the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The links shared include those both from Microsoft and other members of the community. The goal of Build Azure Weekly is to help keep you up-to-date in the ever changing Microsoft Azure ecosystem.
Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates that have been announced this past week from Microsoft:
- General availability: HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ
- Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Introducing Premium Storage
- General availability: Spark on HDInsight
- Azure DocumentDB is available in Canada East and Canada Central
- Export API definitions from API Management developer portal
- Introducing appLens for Web Apps in Azure App Service
- Announcing: F-Series of compute-optimized virtual machines
- Retiring support for PHP 5.4
- General availability: Azure Redis Cache Premium tier in India and Canada
- Public preview: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services
- Log Analytics in Microsoft Operations Management Suite available in additional regions
- Azure Search S3 and S3 High Density tiers in public preview, and Basic tier generally available
Over the last couple years Microsoft has been working to make FreeBSD a first class VM guest on Hyper-V. One of the primary reasons to work on this effort was to be able to enable FreeBSD VMs to run in Microsoft Azure. The day has finally come, and FreeBSD is available in the Azure Marketplace to run in Azure. Read More
The “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure” book written by Carl Rabeler has been made a free eBook by Microsoft Press. This book is part of the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” books series. With this book you will learn how SQL Server in Azure is similar to SQL Server in an on-premises environment. You will also learn how they are different. The author, Carl Rabeler, is a content lead for Azure.com and will walk you through the steps of getting started with SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine as well as Azure SQL Databases. Read More
It’s the middle of a war… The cloud war! Ok, not nearly as dramatic as a real war (thankfully!) but still just as intense as the browser wars in the early days of the Internet. One of the difficulties in navigating the features of each cloud provider is the ability (or lack of…) to be able to compare what feature is equivalent from one cloud provider to another. This is especially difficult with new feature announcements and updates coming out weekly! The pace has picked up, and it’s extremely difficult to keep up with!
There are very similar and some almost identical features of each Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Each company uses different names for each feature set that really are NOT simply Microsoft SQL vs Amazon SQL. Because of the naming and feature differences, this is extremely difficult to navigate when attempting to compare a Microsoft Azure product page to an Amazon Web Services product page. Read More
The Build Azure Weekly series brings a single, consolidated source for the current weeks Microsoft Azure news, blogs, service updates, and other links. The Azure ecosystem is constantly changing, with new features coming all the time. It can be difficult to keep up with, and the Build Azure Weekly series is an attempt to help you stay up-to-date with all that is latest with the Azure platform / ecosystem.
Here’s a list of the Azure Service Updates that were announced by Microsoft for the week:
- New DocumentDB throughput calculator
- Preview update: DocumentDB protocol support for MongoDB
- Azure Redis Cache: General availability of support for Resource Manager-based virtual networks
BlogEngine.NET is an Open Source, ASP.NET blogging engine. It can easily be hosted on any Windows Server running IIS. In addition to this, BlogEngine.NET is available within the Azure Marketplace. The Azure Marketplace offers the ability to easily deploy BlogEngine.NET into an Azure App Service Web App. Read More
Setting up a Minecraft server generally takes a bit of work from installing the Operating System, installing Java, to setting up the Minecraft Server to run itself. This is all in addition to putting some kind of hardware together to run it, and if you do it at home it’s only available to players on your local Wifi / network. When you create a Minecraft Server in the cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, the entire setup is completely automated and the resulting Minecraft Server is available across the Internet to any players you want to invite to your server. Additionally, the cost of running the server is likely much lower than you might expect. In this article, we’ll run through the steps necessary to setup a Minecraft Server to run in Microsoft Azure. We’ll also discuss the cost implications of running a Minecraft Server in the cloud, along with some tips and tricks for keeping the cost as low as possible.
Whether you want to create a Minecraft Server just for yourself, your friends, or your own kids, this article will get you through the setup process and give you the knowledge you’ll need to host your very own Minecraft Server! Read More
The Azure Weekly series from BuildAzure.com brings a consolidated source for the weeks Azure news, blogs, and service updates. There is an incredible amount of things changing in the Microsoft Azure platform and ecosystem on a regular basis. The goal of this weekly list is to help keep up on all that keeps changing.
This is the list of Azure Service Updates announced by Microsoft for the week:
- Run your own custom Automation tasks in response to VM alerts
- Azure API Management is available in Canada regions
- General availability: Azure DevTest Labs
- Deploying a Web Apps certificate through Key Vault
- Automation scheduling feature update
- General availability: Azure Backup in the Azure portal
- New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West
- Azure Web Apps Gallery now supported only in Azure Marketplace