Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!
In today’s edition, there are 13 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.
- Efficient storage: how we went down from 50 PB to 32 PB (Dmitriy Kalugin-Balashov)
As the Russian rouble exchange rate slumped two years ago, it drove us to think of cutting hardware and hosting costs for the Mail.Ru email service. To find ways of saving money, let’s first take a look at what emails consist of.
- Implementing a DMZ between Azure and your on-premises datacenter (telmosampaio)
This article describes best practices for implementing a secure hybrid network that extends an on-premises network to Azure. This reference architecture implements a DMZ (also called a perimeter network) between an on-premises network and an Azure virtual network.
- HTTP/2 Server Push and ASP.NET MVC (Tomasz Pęczek)
One of the new features in HTTP/2 is Server Push. It allows the server to send resources to the browser without having to wait for the browser to request it. Normally the browser requests needed resources after receiving and parsing the HTML. That creates cost of additional Round Trip Times.
- Build your Mobile Development Toolkit for 2017 (Cormac Foster)
2016 was a huge year for the Xamarin team. With your help, we had our biggest, best Evolve. We joined the Microsoft family, open-sourced our software, and helped bring Xamarin to millions of new developers as part of Visual Studio (and Visual Studio for Mac!).
- New Azure Logic Apps innovation – general availability of cloud-based Enterprise Integration Pack (Frank Weigel)
Businesses are looking for more ways to reduce infrastructure costs without compromising service availability. This results in companies looking for newer cloud development architectures like serverless, giving rise to the need for event triggered integration across multiple third party services.
- Add Yap to Your App with Bot Framework (Cody Beyer)
An emerging trend in technology is the idea of conversational computing. Instead of issuing a series of commands via taps and clicks, commands will be extracted from natural conversations.
- Query Store ON is the new default for Azure SQL Database (Borko Novakovic)
We are happy to announce that Query Store is turned ON in all Azure SQL databases (including Elastic Pools) which will bring benefits both to the end users and the entire Azure SQL Database platform.
- Visual Studio Tools for Azure Functions (Andrew B Hall)
Update 12-6-16 @5:00 PM: Updated version of the tools are available that fix the ability to open .NET Core projects with Azure Functions tools installed. Install the updated version over your old version to fix the issue, there is no need to uninstall the previous copy.
- Writing C# build scripts with FAKE, OmniSharp and VS Code
In this blog post I’d like to show an extremely – in my opinion – productive way of writing build scripts using C#. As a basis, we’ll use the excellent core FAKE library called FakeLib, which is written F# and consume it in C# scripts.
- MVP Hackathon 2016: Cool Projects from Microsoft MVPs (Jeffrey T. Fritz)
Last week was the annual MVP Summit on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. We laughed, we cried, we shared stories around the campfire, and we even made s’mores.
- Announcing auto-shutdown for VMs using Azure Resource Manager (Xiaoying Guo)
We are excited to announce you can set any ARM-based Virtual Machines to auto-shutdown with a few simple clicks! This was a feature originally available only to VMs in Azure DevTest Labs: your self-service sandbox environment in Azure to quickly create Dev/Test environments while minimizing waste a
- Application Insights: Three of the latest features in Visual Studio (David Stephens)
Application Insights telemetry is a powerful tool for detecting, triaging, and diagnosing issues in your web services. The Developer Analytics Tools features in Visual Studio integrate Application Insights data into your editing and debugging workflows.
- General availability of Azure Application Insights (Shiva Sivakumar)
Today at the Connect() 2016 event in New York, we announced the general availability of Azure Application Insights (previously Visual Studio Application Insights) and launched our new pricing structure. With this announcement, Application Insights now provides a financially backed SLA offering 99.