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…

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Using F# to write serverless Azure functions

Guest post by Thomas Denney Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford. Over the last few years cloud providers have shifted from offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Platform-as-a-Service, helping to reduce the knowledge required to maintain web apps and increase abstraction over maintenance and scaling. Function-as-a-Service, also known as serverless, is the next stage of abstraction,…

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Using Amazon Lambda or Google Cloud Function check out Azure Functions

Azure Functions are the answer to Amazon’s Lambda or Google’s Cloud Functions, which perform similar roles, though Azure already had something similar, called WebJobs, and Azure Functions use the WebJobs SDK. “Azure functions are an evolution of WebJob. So what are Azure WebJobs The following article goes into great detail on Web Jobs such as…

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