In this daily blog series we try to keep you posted on the latest and all interesting announcements of Microsoft Ignite.Our very own, Hans Vredevoort, is on-site in Atlanta at Microsoft Ignite and is visiting deep dive sessions on Compute, Network, Storage and Azure Stack so expect some in-depth content.
Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 GA
Scott Guthrie announced as from 9/26 that Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 is Generally Available. Big thing: Microsoft is adding the commercial version of the Docker Engine into Windows Server 2016.
Azure Stack Technical Preview 2
Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 has been announced and is available for download, see this blog by Jeffrey Snover for more information:
Go straight to the download here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/azure-stack/try/
The blogsite AzureStack.eu already posted a blog on iDNS with Azure Stack TP2:
Azure Monitor Public Preview
Azure Monitor gives us a tool for checking the status of Azure resources, including VMs.
The service also communicates with OMS to show information from the other Azure services.
New Azure Network capacities announced.
- IPv6 support – With the explosive growth of devices powered by Internet of Things (IoT), compliance regulations and the need for future proofing applications, the need for IPv6 has become more real than ever before. Today, we’re introducing support for IPv6 for applications within virtual machines on Azure.
- Azure DNS – We introduced Azure DNS to provide you the speed, reliability, and convenience of having your DNS services hosted close to your applications and cloud infrastructure. We are excited to make this networking service generally available today.
- Accelerated Networking – As applications demand faster performance than ever before, we are previewing the ability for VMs to tap into incredible network performance (up to 25 Gbps). Powered by FPGAs, the network throughput and low latency offered by this capability is unparalleled in the public cloud today.
- Web Application Firewall (WAF) – With the addition of WAF capabilities to the Application Gateway service, we’re significantly enhancing your ability to manage application security.
- New Virtual Network capabilities like peering, active-active VPN gateways and a new ultra-performance gateway for ExpressRoute, all significantly improve the way in which you define network topologies and connect different network environments in powerful ways.
New Azure VM type: H-Series
Microsoft announced new H-series virtual machines in Azure.
Windows Defender Application Guard (for Edge)
Windows Defender Application Guard uses virtualization-based security technology to protect against advanced attacks coming from the Internet, helping to protect the enterprise’s devices, employees, data and even their corporate networks.
Microsoft heart Adobe
Adobe is embracing the Azure cloud
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