Quick Review of Key Azure announcements at Build 2017


Here is a quick run down of the main Azure announcement from the Day 1 Keynote at //BUILD,

Database Announcements

Azure Cosmos DB: The industry’s first globally-distributed, multi-model database service - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cosmos-db-microsofts-globally-distributed-multi-model-database-service/

Technical overview of Cosmos https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/a-technical-overview-of-azure-cosmos-db/

Azure managed database services with introduction of MySQL and PostgreSQL https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-extends-azure-managed-database-services-with-introduction-of-mysql-and-postgresql/

Announcing Azure Database for PostgreSQL  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-database-for-postgresql-preview/

Announcing Azure Database for MySQL https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-database-for-mysql-public-preview/

Modernize your application with Azure SQL Database https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-options-to-modernize-your-application-with-azure-sql-database/

Azure Database Migration Service https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-database-migration-service-announcement-at-build/

Batch Computing

Low-priority VMs (in preview) This has nice features like auto-restarting a job when a VM gets reclaimed. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-azure-batch-low-priority-vms/

Pricing - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/batch/

Internet of Things

Azure IoT technical training, developers can start quickly with IoT - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-launches-azure-iot-technical-training-developers-can-start-quickly-with-iot/

Certification for Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-kit-certification-for-microsoft-azure-certified-for-iot/

Serverless computing

New Serverless announcements at Microsoft Build 2017 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-s-new-for-serverless-at-microsoft-build-2017/

Azure Functions Runtime https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-functions-runtime-preview/z

Windows Server Container orchestration with Azure Service Fabric https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-windows-server-container-orchestration-with-azure-service-fabric/

Cognitive Services & AI

Microsoft AI http://www.microsoft.com/ai

Cognitive Services collection of intelligent APIs https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/at-build-microsoft-expands-its-cognitive-services-collection-of-intelligent-apis/

Microsoft Vision AI http://www.customvision.ai

Bot Framework https://blog.botframework.com/2017/05/10/Build/ 

Azure Management

Azure Cloud Shell https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cli-2-0-new-commands-features-available-now-in-azure-cloud-shell/

Azure Mobile Management App for Smart Phone https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-app-preview/

Azure Cloud Shell https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/public-preview-of-azure-cloud-shell/

Azure Application Insights https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimize-your-apps-for-your-business-with-azure-application-insights/

PowerApps, Flow and Logic Apps

Build and certify your PowerApps, Flow & Logic Apps Connector - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-and-certify-your-powerapps-flow-logic-apps-and-connector/

Cloud Rendering

Azure Batch Rendering Services - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/massive-scale-cloud-rendering-with-autodesk-on-azure/

Comments (1)

  1. Lee Stott says:

    For detailed content on each of these areas see Microsoft Ch9 where all session videos are available https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017

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