Create and Edit DocumentDB Server Side Scripts in the Azure Preview Portal

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The DocumentDB Script Explorer now supports creating, editing, and deleting stored procedures, user-defined functions, and triggers! You can read more about DocumentDB server side programming here.

Now, let’s get started with the new functionality.  Within Script Explore, click the applicable command depending on the type of script you wish to create.



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Adventures in High Speed Networking on Azure

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The ASP.NET team have been testing experimental server designs in their Smurf Lab and recently moved it to a 10GbE network. We quickly created a http echo server based on similar principles to our game server networking; hoping to validate whether there was any inherent “cost” in using managed C# rather than a lower level, closer to the metal, language.


f we can go from an empty cache browser request in Europe to East Coast US and back – twice; a total distance of over 17,400 miles / 28,000km, though load balancers, on regular ASP.NET 4.6 (rather than the leaner newer ASP.NET 5) in the Azure cloud to web page complete for a 238 KB website in under 363ms (favicon.ico ignored); then there is something very, very wrong with those latencies for a simple “Hello, World!” response under 200 bytes; presumably between VMs in the same datacenter! And this is prior to applying of our more recent learnings from this testing, which we shall obviously be doing now!


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Azure Data Factory Visual Studio Extension for authoring pipelines

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ADF authoring experience and remove on-boarding and deployment challenges. The ADF extension in Visual Studio improves productivity and efficiency for both new and advanced users with tailored experiences and rich tooling.

ADF Visual Studio extension is integrated with the Azure SDK 2.7 and above for Visual Studio 2013.

Features enabled in this release:

  • Template based authoring
  • Integration with Solution Explorer for authoring and deploying Data Factory entities
  • Integration with Diagram view for visual interaction while authoring
  • Integration with Server explorer for browsing and interaction with already deployed entities
  • JSON editing with schema validation and rich intellisense
  • Multi-Environment publishing
  • Integrated support for deploying transformation activity execution code
  • Migrate data factory across multiple subscriptions



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Leveraging the OMS Search API in an Azure Automation Runbook

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The availability of the OMS Search API has enabled automation scenarios which involves alerting, notification and potential remediation based on log analytics data in Operations Management Suite (OMS).

In this blog post we will talk about a sample scenario for monitoring a honeypot account with an Azure Automation runbook . This runbook checks if someone has attempted to logon with this account on a specific server.

Our runbook will talk to the OMS Search API and is able to execute searches or can retrieve the results of a saved search. Based on the query results we can decide to take corrective actions or to invoke other runbooks for alerting and notification purposes.  During conversations with customers we have been asked many times if OMS has similar System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) task integration to take actions based on OMS search query results.



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Build and Deploy your ASP.NET 5 Application to an Azure Web App

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Before you can setup a definition to deploy your application you need to add your Azure Subscription to your team project collection. You will only need to do this once per subscription.

  1. Go to your project page (https://{youraccount}{yourteamproject}) and click on the small gear in the upper right corner.
  2. Select the Services tab and click Add new Azure Subscription link on the top left.
  3. Click on Add new Azure Subscription in the top left and fill in your subscription details.

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Querying and Editing DocumentDB Data Just Got Better

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DocumentDB queries, documents, and server-side programming in the Azure preview portal, including:

  • Query Explorer Improvements
  • Document Explorer Improvements
  • An all new Script Explorer

DocumentDB’s language integrated, transactional execution of JavaScript lets developers writestored procedures, triggers and user defined functions (UDFs) natively in JavaScript. This allows you to write application logic that can be shipped and executed directly on the database storage partitions.



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