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The Azure Gazette

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The Azure Gazette is an exclusive email with five of the coolest Azure news post that I have found. Now, you’ll see it all first. It might include books, news posts, tutorials and articles I dig up around the internet.

  • Microsoft Invades Amazon’s Turf in Spookville

    The U.S. intelligence community has inked a contract to expand its use of Microsoft Azure cloud services for government, which will better enable it to use a suite of “intelligent algorithms” — a deal that just might help the Seattle-based company in the looming fight for a truly massive Pentagon cloud award.

  • Robust integration for small and large enterprises

    PaaS is becoming an integral cloud technology that enables small and large enterprises to build solutions that can elevate their business and operations to best serve their customers and clients while still taking advantage of legacy on-premise infrastructure.

  • Could a new cloud win for Microsoft help it gain ground in the JEDI competition?

    The Seattle software giant has reached a deal with the federal government’s intelligence community to use its cloud platform and other products.

  • Security changes coming to Azure Web Apps, affecting Azure Bot Service

    What this means is that clients communicating with Azure Web Apps must negotiate TLS 1.1+ OR send an SNI header with their TLS 1.0 handshake requests. Most modern clients won’t have a problem, as TLS 1.0 has been phasing out for several for years (it is not secure), however some clients (both on customer machines and in partner datacenters) may be impacted. When a caller uses TLS 1.0 without an SNI header they will receive a “Connection Reset,” and the call will be rejected at the Azure Web Apps layer and will not reach our application code. This is ultimately a good change for customer security.

  • Microsoft and Red Hat Announce a Managed OpenShift Offering on Azure

    Microsoft announced it would expand their partnership with Red Hat to offer a managed OpenShift on Azure, which will combine the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift and Microsoft Azure. Both Red Hat and Microsoft will join forces to design and engineer a Red Hat OpenShift on Azure, which will be available as a public preview in the coming months.