Monday, October 17, 2016

Azure News: Linux SaaS

Many news from Azure, from 50% lower price on basic VMs,
to availability of Azure Apps on Linux, total of 36 data centers worldwide etc.

Episode 216: Azure News Recap with Chris and Haishi October 2016 | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show | Channel 9

Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show | Channel 9

App Service Documentation | Azure

App Service on Linux | Microsoft Azure

"Public Preview pricing for App Service on Linux is 50% of the regular price, and the price is calculated by halving the number of compute-hours consumed by your App Service Plan."

Currently only node.js and PHP are available for now, ASP.NET Core would be nice. 

IoT: OCF + AllSeen

OCF and AllSeen Alliance Merge to Support One IoT Standard

The Open Connectivity Foundation and the AllSeen Alliance have announced their decision to merge under the OCF name and bylaws. The purpose of this merger is to unite all forces behind one IoT standard so all IoT devices can interoperate with one another.

The official announcement mentions that the new OCF will continue developing both the IoTivity project and the AllJoyn framework.

AllJoyn is included with Windows 10, and currently many of IoT solutions use custom protocols.