Azure Scheduled Events for virtual machines is now generally available. Scheduled Events is an Azure metadata service that gives your application time to prepare for virtual machine maintenance. It provides information about upcoming maintenance events (for example, reboot) so your application can prepare for them and limit disruption. It's available for all Azure virtual machine types, including PaaS and IaaS on both Windows and Linux.
Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) on IoT Edge empowers developers to deploy real-time analytical intelligence closer to IoT devices so that they can unlock the full value of device-generated data. Today we are happy to announce that Visual Studio tools for ASA now supports development of ASA on IoT Edge, in addition to development of cloud jobs. These tools can greatly simplify the experience for developing ASA Edge jobs.
If you're connecting your virtual network by using Azure ExpressRoute or VPN gateways, it's now easier to disable routing through Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
You can use this capability in your route tables, by simply adding a property to disable BGP routes from being propagated.
The Event Hubs team is happy to announce the general availability of our integration with Apache Spark. Now, Event Hubs users can use Spark to easily build end-to-end streaming applications. The Event Hubs connector for Spark supports Spark Core, Spark Streaming, and Structured Streaming for Spark 2.1, Spark 2.2, and Spark 2.3.
In addition to Terraform already being integrated to the Azure Cloud Shell, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the new Terraform solution in the Azure Marketplace. This solution will enable teams to use shared identity, using Managed Service Identity (MSI), and shared state using Azure Storage. These features will allow you to use a consistent hosted instance of Terraform for DevOps Automation and production scenarios.
Today, we are announcing the general availability of the next generation of alerts in Azure. With Azure Monitoring Services, you can set up alerts to monitor the metrics and log data for the entire stack across your infrastructure, application, and Azure platform. With the release of the next generation alerts, we are providing a new consolidated alerts experience and offering a new alerts platform that will be faster and leveraged by other Azure services. Some of our customers have already been using the new alerts in preview and provided us feedback.