Today, we’re excited to announce Azure SDK 2.7 for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015. We are also excited to announce the final release of Visual Studio 2015. Azure SDK 2.7 is the first supported Azure SDK for the final release of Visual Studio 2015. This post summarizes the updates and how the new… Read More


We are excited to announce that this week ESET became part of the Azure Marketplace Security VM Extensions family. By provisioning ESET File Security as VM extension, users can get the enhanced security and experience of ESET. Their Solution, designed specifically for Windows Server is expanded to an even larger user base – business customers… Read More


If you’ve experimented with Microsoft Azure, or are already using it for some of your IT functionality, you may be ready to take that next step and integrate your infrastructure with Azure so you can use it as an extension to your on-premises infrastructure. Finding all the information that helps you do this can be… Read More


Our goal with the Azure Marketplace is to continuously enhance our customers’ experience and provide you with the tools you need to achieve your business goals. Today we are happy to announce enhancements for compute offerings, a new Developer Services category, and the integration of Docker Hub and Container Apps. Compute Offerings Deploy production level… Read More


Azure App Service Environments gives customers an environment with greater isolation and scaling characteristics for their applications. To improve security for your App Service Environment we have released documentation on how to configure a Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) for this environment to help protect your applications  against SQL injection, Cross-site scripting and other attacks.… Read More


Due to the many exciting capabilities of Azure Resource Manager (ARM), many customers are asking how they can take advantage of ARM PowerShell cmdlets within Azure Automation runbooks. Currently, the Azure (Service Management) PowerShell cmdlets and the ARM PowerShell cmdlets do not work side by side within an Azure Automation account. For this reason, the… Read More


Our team is frequently asked about Linux support by customers interested in unifying their workloads by using Azure Automation to manage not only Windows hosts, but Linux hosts as well. Today, we are pleased to announce our first steps into supporting this functionality. If you’ve used Azure Automation recently, you may have noticed a new… Read More


On July 4th the US celebrated Independence from my home country. On that same day I celebrated the second anniversary of my family’s arrival in the US as I prepared to join one of the many open source teams in Microsoft. An upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy course focusing on the running of Linux workloads on Azure will highlight some of the… Read More


On July 4th the US celebrated Independence from my home country. On that same day I celebrated the second anniversary of my family’s arrival in the US as I prepared to join one of the many open source teams in Microsoft. An upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy course focusing on the running of Linux workloads on Azure will highlight some of the… Read More


Today, we’re pleased to announce a key improvement in SQL querying – DocumentDB now supports Order By, and string range queries! With this change, you will be able to sort query results using any string, numeric, or Boolean property in your JSON documents. DocumentDB’s Order By can be used to serve low latency queries against massive collections… Read More