[Azure] News for Developers, October 2020

This entry is part 43 of 43 in the series Azure news for Developers

Are you having trouble keeping track of everything that’s going around in Azure? You’re not alone! In an effort to do so myself, I’m starting a monthly series called “News for developers” which is exactly that: a summary of all of the Azure flavored news specifically for software developers. Want to know more? Check out the readme.

Azure

Here is a roll-up of all the Azure news which might relate to you as a developer. Note that all services mentioned are Generally Available (GA) so they can be used in production scenarios today. Exact availability of services might vary based on the Azure region you’re deploying to.

  • Using Azure Dev Spaces? It’s “about” to retire. Don’t worry though, you have until 31 October 2023 to migrate your workloads to Bridge to Kubernetes. (link)
  • Azure App Services now support Private Endpoints. These basically are like a fixed IP on your private virtual network (vnet). Useful for situations where “internal only” is what you’re looking for. (link)
  • Azure Key Vault is now a first party event publisher on Azure Event Grid. (link)
  • Azure Blob Storage life cycle management now supports version management for blobs. (link)
  • If you’re a Java dev, know that Java 11 is now available for Azure Functions. Come and get it, Group9! (link)
  • On the topic of Azure Functions, you can now generate a new function using an OpenAPI spec! (link)

 

Visual Studio & Azure DevOps

Here’s the news coming from the Visual Studio and Azure DevOps teams!

For Visual Studio lovers:

  • Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 is out there (link) and the preview version is 16.8 preview 3. (link)
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.7 is now available (link)

And these updates were part of sprint 176 & 177 in Azure DevOps:

  • The Pull Request experience got a batch of impovements. (link)

Changes to Azure DevOps can take up to three weeks to roll out across tenants. The Visual Studio blog can be found here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio. And the Azure DevOps team blog is here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/release-notes.

 

That’s it for this month, see you next month for another round of Azure news!

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