August 10, 2022
Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Azure World Newsletter in 2022.
Finally! My new AZ-500 Microsoft Azure Security Technologies course is live on Udemy. Jordi has added a study guide, some labs, and is almost ready to publish a practice test in that course. We’re very excited to see you inside. Check the end of the newsletter for the launch pricing coupon link.
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I missed this announcement when it first came out, but I just saw it mentioned again.
Oracle and Microsoft have announced a partnership named Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure.
At first, I thought this might be a managed Oracle database in Azure, but it’s more interesting (and complicated) than that.
This is connectivity between the Azure Cloud and the Oracle Cloud. You can provision, manage and monitor Oracle Cloud databases in Azure. Which is cool by itself. Similar to how Azure Arc allows you to manage and monitor VMs running in AWS and other locations within Azure.
But it’s even more than that! You can have your Oracle databases running in Oracle Cloud and have access to them from your Azure applications. And suitable for production use!
The implication here is very interesting. You can run your database in Oracle Cloud and your applications in Azure Cloud!
On the development side, Microsoft has introduced a new framework for real-time collaborative experiences called Fluid Framework. This open-source project enables developers to use familiar shared data structures to power a front-end web application with real-time data synchronization to all clients. This was introduced at Build 2022.
Imagine a team whose members are all working from home. One member updates some data element in their custom app, and every other team member sees that updated on their screen instantly. The Fluid Framework helps build these real-time collaborative apps.
To build apps that operate like this, there are a set of client libraries that you can include in your applications. And for them to communicate in real-time with each other, they will use a new Azure service called Azure Fluid Relay.
As of August 1, Azure Fluid Relay is in general availability, which means it can be used in production settings and has an SLA.
The Fluid Framework client libraries are available at: https://fluidframework.com/
More information on the Azure Fluid Relay Service is at: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/microsoft365dev/announcing-general-availability-of-azure-fluid-relay-service/
AZURE PLATFORM UPDATES.
I don’t recall when there were only four major announcements of new features in two weeks. But that’s OK! I expect they’re preparing some really interesting stuff for the fall. The following announcements were made in the last two weeks:
- Azure Public IPv6 offerings are free as of July 31, 2022
- Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting 31st December 2022
- The cost of resources in the US West 3 region has been reduced as of August 1, 2022
- New Azure Roles called “Reservation Administrator” and “Reservation Reader” in the Azure Portal
Check out the Azure Updates page if any of these affect you.
COMING UP FOR ME.
My brand new AZ-500 course is officially live on Udemy!
I haven’t actually launched it yet, so you’re the first to know. Right now, you have the chance to watch this course before anyone, and I can’t wait to hear what you think.
You can grab the course for the launch price of USD $9.99 for the next 4 days only. The coupon expires 08/14/2022 at 2:39 PM PDT.
WHERE TO FIND ME.
And that’s it for issue 3.15. Thanks for reading this far. Talk to you again in two weeks.
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