#Azure and #MSOMS notable updates week 15/17


Visual Studio Code now supports Azure SQL Data Warehouse I’m using more and more VSC for my open source projects while I’m still using Visual Studio, I currently have mixed feelings about the twos. Anyway this is a great addition.

New portal experience for Azure Functions

Managed disks get to Azure DevTest Labs. This is good.

Remember that end of support for DirSync and Azure AD Sync is rapidly approaching. Time to upgrade to Azure AD Connect!. DirSync and Azure AD Sync will reach end of Support as planned on April 13, 2017. Azure AD will stop accepting connections from DirSync and Azure AD Sync after December 31, 2017.

New Azure migration tools. Most importantly you can now activate your Azure Hybrid Use Benefit directly from the portal when creating a new VM.

Out of curiosity I discovered that currently info.microsoft.com runs on nginx.

Azure AD B2C lands in Europe

Azure VMs automation is getting new energy from the Instance Metadata Service currently in public preview in West Central US. This service allows the VM to know more about itself without requiring a direct access to the Azure Subscription. For example you can get the VM size or fault domain and even the scheduled maintenance events.

Azure Container Registry now generally available

Microsoft to acquire Deis. Honestly I haven’t understood if for their expertise or their products all of which focused on Kubernetes.

System Center

Support for Windows Server 2016 as a guest system is added in Hotfix 1 for Update Rollup 11 of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager


I completely missed this one, ASR is free for the first 31 days, great way to boost you Azure migrations and it is integrated with Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

Update Rollup 17 for Azure Site Recovery brings bug fixing and support for availability set for resource manager deployment.


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