AzUpdate: CosmosDB Free tier, ASR Update Rollup, Azure Hybrid Virtual Event, and DIY Acoustic Panels

Published Mar 13 2020 12:01 AM 3,473 Views

Another week comes to an end and with it comes another AzUpdate.  Let's explore some of the news that happened in the Azure world this week.  :smile:


Azure CosmosDB Free tier

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This week saw the launch of a free tier within Azure CosmosDB, which can be used to run development or test environment on or even small production workloads on for free.   There is a maximum of one free tier account per Azure subscription, but you do get the first 400 RU/s and 5GB of storage free.  I've used CosmosDB on a few side projects in the past and always been really impressed with it, seeing a free tier being introduced will hopefully give people more opportunity to try it out and evaluate whether it's a good fit for their project. 


Azure Site Recovery Update Rollup 45

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The Azure Site Recovery (ASR) team released an update rollup for certain versions of Azure Site Recovery, it’s a regular update which rolls out some improvements and fixes.  So, if you have ASR running in your environment be sure to check it out and plan when you can apply the new update to your environment.


Azure Hybrid Virtual Event

On March 31, 2020, the Microsoft Azure team will have a free Azure Hybrid Virtual Event, focusing on strategies, insights, and technologies to optimize your hybrid cloud across on-premises, multi-cloud, and the edge.  The team will be talking about the latest changes from Azure Arc and Azure Stack.


The team also have some real world examples of what customers are doing and using in terms of running and managing their IT environment today


Sign up here and don’t miss out on a great free event.

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Weekly Update Video

As some of you may know already, I’ve been recording a weekly update video every week for the last 6 months.  I usually share some Azure news, talk about the community events or conferences I’ve been involved in and share some news about me and what I’ve been up to.  In this week’s video I talk about building acoustic panels to hang in my home office to help improve the audio in the room when I am recording.  Be sure to check it out and see what is possible from a DIY perspective. :smile:


I hope this short blog post provided you with some exciting news from this week, for all the other Azure news please follow the Azure announcements blog. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. 

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