Microsoft recently released the first preview of the Azure Bicep project which provides a new, more intuitive language for building out infrastructure as code deployments in Microsoft Azure. The v0.1 release includes support for a number of great features, including automatic support for Azure Resource Providers (ARM Providers) and API Versions (“apiVersion”) of the APIs. A few features that were announced to be coming soon includes code reuse through modules, loops, and more!
Here’s a short timeline / roadmap for Azure Bicep that was announced my Microsoft:
Azure Bicep v0.1 (already released)
- Project launch & public repo went live August 31, 2020 (alpha release)
Azure Bicep v0.2 (coming October / November 2020)
- Add Visual Studio Code Intellisense support (expected October)
- Add Module support for code reuse (expected November)
Azure Bicep v0.3 (coming December 2020 / January 2021)
- More features being added to Bicep that are already supported by ARM Templates
- Decompiler that can convert existing ARM Templates into Azure Bicep code files
- Encouragement of using Azure Bicep in Production environments
This timeline of features coming to Azure Bicep was announced by Microsoft in a YouTube video that was published this week. Hopefully we’ll be able to see more news about the features coming to Azure Bicep during Microsoft Ignite 2020.