We are pleased to announce that Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is integrated with Spring Security to secure your Java web applications. With only few lines of configurations, you can wire up enterprise grade authentication and authorization for your Spring Boot project.
Azure Container Instances now includes support for running containerized tasks. Here are the updates for February 2018:
DNS name labels for containers: Configure a reliable endpoint for each container by placing a DNS name label through the REST API or Azure CLI 2.0.
az container create --resource-group MyResourceGroup --name myalpine --image alpine:latest --ports 80 443 --dns-name-label contoso
Streaming container logs with Azure CLI 2.0: Read your container state and log output by attaching to your container from Azure CLI 2.0.
az container attach --resource-group MyResourceGroup --name myalpine
Container restart policies: Designate containers to always restart, restart only on failure, or never restart.
Various volume types for mounting: Mount Azure Files, gitRepo, emptyDir, and secret volumes.
Guidance on container failures: Error messages provided for container instance failures have been refined and extended to improve self-debugging.
Support for the Southeast Asia region: Deploy container instances from Southeast Asia in addition to East US, West US, and West Europe.
The Patch Orchestration Application (POA) is now generally available to be deployed to your Ubuntu Linux Service Fabric clusters. POA is a Service Fabric application that allows you to automate OS patching of the VMs/VM instances/nodes of a Service Fabric cluster.
A new capability is in preview: automatic guest OS image updates in scale sets. After you enable this feature for your scale sets, when a new OS image is published with the latest features, security patches, and performance improvements, your scale sets and Azure Service Fabric clusters can receive these updates automatically, without your intervention.
We are happy to announce that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now provides you the ability to setup Disaster Recovery (DR) for IaaS VMs using managed disks. With this feature, ASR fulfills an important requirement to become an all-encompassing DR solution for all of your production applications hosted on laaS VMs in Azure, including applications hosted on VMs with managed disks.