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Azure Flash News Episode #78 - 10/25/2019

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Announcing the general availability of larger, more powerful standard file shares for Azure Files

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-larger-more-powerful-standard-file-shares-for-azure-files/

Since the preview of large file shares, we have been working on making the Azure Files experience even better. Large file shares now has:

  • Ability to upgrade existing general purpose storage accounts and existing file shares.
  • Ability to opt in for larger files shares at a storage account instead of subscription level.
  • Expanded regional coverage.
  • Support for both locally redundant and zonal redundant storages.
  • Improvements in the performance and scale of sync to work better with larger file shares. Visit Azure File Sync scalability targets to keep informed of the latest scale.

Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/leverage-azure-premium-file-shares-for-high-availability-of-data/

Today, we are announcing a new option for SQL Server high availability with SQL Server failover cluster with Azure premium file shares. Premium file shares are solid-state drive backed consistent low latency files shares that are fully supported for use with SQL Server failover cluster instance for SQL Server 2012 and above on Windows Server 2012 and above.

Azure SQL Database: Continuous innovation and limitless scale at an unbeatable price

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-sql-database-continuous-innovation-and-limitless-scale-at-an-unbeatable-price/

More companies are choosing Azure for their SQL workloads, and it is easy to see why. Azure SQL Database is evergreen, meaning it does not need to be patched or upgraded, and it has a strong track record of innovation and reliability for mission-critical workloads. But, in addition to delivering unparalleled innovation, it is also important to provide customers with the best price-performance. Here, once again, SQL Database comes out on top.

Introducing Azure Spring Cloud: fully managed service for Spring Boot microservices

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-spring-cloud-fully-managed-service-for-spring-boot-microservices/

As customers have moved their workloads to the cloud, we’ve seen a growth in the use of cloud-native architectures, particularly microservices. Microservice-based architectures help improve scalability and velocity but implementing them can pose challenges. For many Java developers, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud have helped address these challenges, providing a robust platform with well-established patterns for developing and operating microservice applications. But creating and maintaining a Spring Cloud environment requires work. Such as setting up the infrastructure for dynamic scaling, installing and managing multiple components, and wiring up the application to your logging infrastructure.

Azure Sentinel Hunting on Retroactive Event Logs

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Produced by Emily Mackmiller

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