Last week in cloud computing: finally Azure gets its official local data centres, Amazon adds support for OpenID Connect, and other cloud news.
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- The long-awaited Australian Azure data centres finally get their official launch today at TechEd in Sydney. That means they've met the rough 18 month build time Microsoft always maintained was likely. We'll have more on the new centres throughout the week. (In a completely unconnected event, AWS now has a data centre in Germany.)
- A month after the release candidate came out, the Azure WebJobs SDK is officially generally available. Read more here.
- AWS now supports OpenID Connect as a means of authenticating users for apps. There's a detailed walkthrough on how to use OpenID Connect with Amazon Cognito if you want more detail.
- AWS has also updated its CloudFront content delivery service to provide more timely logs. They're not quite real-time, but data as recent as an hour old will be included.
- As we noted earlier in the week, AWS is now offering its own directory service. Check our report for the details.
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