Episode 15 - Autoscaling

by Sujit D'Mello January 30, 2014
  • What is it?
  • Why is autoscaling important?
  • History of autoscaling
  • Manual method
  • Programmatically
  • Automatically

 

Media: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode15.mp3

Autoscaling Application Block Documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh680892(v=PandP.50).aspx
Cloud service scaling http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-how-to-scale/

 

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Episode 14 - BizTalk Services

by Sujit D'Mello January 22, 2014

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Episode 13 - Hybrid Cloud Discussion

by Sujit D'Mello January 15, 2014
  • Using ServiceBus Relay to bridge Azure and the Datacenter
  • ADFS for security
  • Windows Azure Pack
  • Systems Center management
  • The Paas model is the future

 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode13.mp3

 

Windows Azure Pack - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296435.aspx

Cloud OS commentary - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/02/microsoft_cloud_os_analysis

 

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Episode 12 - Management Services

by Sujit D'Mello January 9, 2014
  • Use cases
  • Portal
  • Service Management API
  • Client libraries (Service Management)
  • Native library (C++ devs)
  • Power Shell
  • Operations Logs
  • Alert and Monitoring

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode12.mp3

 

 

LINKS:

 

The Windows Azure Pack Web Sites Easy Deploy tool:

 

  • Creates a Windows Azure Pack Web Sites instance with Portal, databases, service plan and Web Sites
  • Supports deployment through Hyper-V
  • Not meant to be a production deployment tool.    

 

Prime Challenge  http://www.primechallenge.org/all-about-prime-numbers/

 

The Prime Challenge is the currently running competition to find huge multi-thousand digit prime numbers using Windows Azure. The biggest number that has been submitted so far is 3,200 digits. Feel free to enter to find a new undiscovered prime :)  Leveraging Windows Azure Big Data

 

Storage Library (C++) for Windows Azure (preview) 

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/12/20/windows-azure-storage-client-library-for-cplusplus-preview.aspx

 

Copying blobs between storage accounts (Michael Washam)

 

http://michaelwasham.com/windows-azure-powershell-reference-guide/copying-vhds-blobs-between-storage-accounts/

Sample script for deploying a full SharePoint environment

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn175489.aspx#bkmk_createvm_ps1

 

http://www.cerebrata.com/products/azure-management-studio/introduction

 

 

 

 

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Episode 11 - HD Insight (a.k.a. Hadoop in the cloud)

by Sujit D'Mello December 25, 2013
  • Episode 11Basics of Hadoop
  • Definition of what "Big Data" it.
  • How to provision a Hadoop Cluster
  • What are jobs and why are they important?
  • What is MS bringing that is different?

Media:  http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode11.mp3

 

 

LINKS

 

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/hdinsight/

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsa-5LGx_IY

 

 9:50 is approximately when Ariel starts getting really excited. J

 

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Episode 10 - Media Services

by Sujit D'Mello December 19, 2013
  • What the heck is Media Services?
  • Step back on streaming vs progressive download.
  • How they be used in production cycle
  • Transcoding options
  • Cost

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode10.mp3

 

Links:  

 

Live Streaming on Azure (BETA):

 

http://azlivestreaming.codeplex.com/

 

 

 

Smooth Streaming Client SDK:  (on-demand and live smooth streaming with PlayReady DRM)

 

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/04423d13-3b3e-4741-a01c-1ae29e84fea6?SRC=Home

 

 

 

Windows Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage is now in preview.

 

Windows Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS) provides read access of your secondary storage replica, when the storage account on the primary location is unavailable.

 

 

 

http://www.tuicool.com/articles/aMzY3e

 

Window Azure BizTalk Services: How to Get Started and When to Use It

 

 

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2013/12/10/sql-server-2014-hybrid-cloud-scenarios-migrating-on-premises-sql-server-to-windows-azure-virtual-machines.aspx

 

 

 

http://blog.codit.eu/post/2013/12/15/Step-by-step-debugging-of-bridges-in-Windows-Azure-BizTalk-Services.aspx

 

 

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msftashwin/archive/2013/12/17/new-windows-azure-network-security-whitepaper-released.aspx

 

 

 

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Episode 9 - Networks

by Sujit D'Mello December 12, 2013
  • What are the current service offerings
  • Configuration
  • Hardware and software options
  • Hybrid possibilities
  • Future
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them!

 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode9.mp3

 

Links:

 

NetBond (MPLS to the Cloud)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-18msattpr.aspx

 

Windows Azure Websites book (Tejaswi Redkar)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Azure-Web-Sites-Building/dp/1491003545?SubscriptionId=0JTCV5ZMHMF7ZYTXGFR2&tag=dyndepinc-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1491003545

 

http://www.troyhunt.com/2013/12/working-with-154-million-records-on.html

 

 

Video on the new Azure Service Bus.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ru_Moo0yro

 

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Episode 8 - Service Bus

by Sujit D'Mello December 6, 2013

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Episode 7 - Windows Azure Active Directory

by Sujit D'Mello November 27, 2013
  • Basics of the service offering
  • What gaps this can fill?
  • When to use this, when not.
  • How we got here
  • Developers?
  • Tips and Tricks

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode7.mp3

 

 

Links:

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/07/26/free-ebook-rethinking-enterprise-storage-a-hybrid-cloud-model.aspx

 

 

3rd-party SaaS integration - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn308588.aspx

 

 

 

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Episode 6 - Azure Databases

by Sujit D'Mello November 21, 2013
  • Multi-tenant versus Dedicated.
  • What are the differences?
  • Are there differences from on-premise SQL Server?
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Scale Out vs. Scale Up
  • What about "other" database platforms

 

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode6.mp3

 

 

 

Links:

 

10 tools for Windows Azure

 

 

 

 

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