Episode 61 - Storage Performance Guidelines

by Sujit D'Mello January 23, 2015

We talk to Jeff Irwin, a Senior PM in the Azure Storage team about some of the common things to watch for when using Blobs, Queues and Tables so that you get the maximum performance.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode61.mp3

Storage Performance Checklist:

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-performance-checklist/

 

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Episode 60 - Media Services at Scale

by Cale Teeter January 14, 2015

We talk to Danny Garber, a Media Services specialist at Microsoft and he gives us all the low-down on this little-understood Azure service that has grown to serve the Sochi Olympics live.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode60.mp3

 

Azure Media Services (General Info, Docs etc.): http://azure.com/media

 

Blog: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/topics/media-services/

 

Case studies for Azure Media Services including the 2014 Sochi Games http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/02/06/going-for-gold-windows-azure-media-services-provide-live-and-on-demand-streaming-of-2014-olympic-winter-games-on-nbc/

 

 

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Episode 59 - Visual Studio & Azure

by Evan Basalik January 9, 2015

We talk to special guest Dmitry Lyalin who is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Visual Studio team about the current state and future plans for VS in the Azure space.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode59.mp3

http://www.lyalin.com/

 

Visual Studio 2015 Preview

http://www.visualstudio.com/news/vs2015-preview-vs 

 

Announcing Azure SDK 2.5 for .NET and Visual Studio 2015 Preview 

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/12/announcing-azure-sdk-2-5-for-net-and-visual-studio-2015-preview/

 

Announcing .NET 2015 Preview: A New Era for .NET 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/announcing-net-2015-preview-a-new-era-for-net.aspx 

 

Connect(); Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure 

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014

 

 

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Episode 58 - Stream Analytics

by Sujit D'Mello December 24, 2014

We talk to Santosh Balasubramaniam, A Senior PM in the Azure Stream Analytics team on the new service that is currently in Preview.

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode58.mp3

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/stream-analytics/

Also see Santosh give a detailed demo of Stream Analytics here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/stream-analytics-introduction/

 

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Episode 57 - Storage Updates

by Evan Basalik December 17, 2014

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Episode 56 - Azure Backup

by Sujit D'Mello December 12, 2014

The guys re-visit the topic of Backing up your files, folders and other on-premises data to Azure.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode56.mp3

 

Nov 14 - Available in Australia

 

Retain data for up to 9 years was 120 days

 

SCDPM to backup VM to Azure:

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2014/09/04/azure-iaas-workload-protection-using-data-protection-manager.aspx

 

Backup of Azure Storage (Table, Blobs & Queues) - Cmdlets, community apps available.

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/remoteapp/ RemoteApp going GA

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/09/announcing-general-availability-of-microsoft-azure-government/

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2856052/grueling-endurance-test-blows-away-ssd-durability-fears.html

 

We’ve announced the general availability of several features, including Live Channels for Azure Media Services and High-Performance VPN gateway. Plus, a new SQL Database (including a new Standard tier performance level) and Premium Storage are now in public preview. Related pricing changes have also been announced.

 

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Episode 55 - Migrating to Azure Websites

by Sujit D'Mello December 3, 2014

Evan and Sujit talk to Apurva Joshi, a Senior PM in the Azure Websites team on how customers can easily migrate their workloads to Azure Websites using the Azure Websites Migration Tool.

 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode55.mp3

 

Download the migration tool here: https://www.movemetothecloud.net/

 

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Episode 54 - Azure Batch

by Sujit D'Mello November 25, 2014

After doing some more analysis on the big Azure service outage from last week, Cale talks to us about a new service he's been playing around with - Azure Batch.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode54.mp3

Batch documentation - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/batch/

 

Resources:

Azure Storage Performance Guidance/Checklist

 

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Episode 53 - Self-Service BI in Azure

by Sujit D'Mello November 19, 2014

We talk to Jeff Lyttle, a Principal Consultant with Microsoft, on how he setup a self-service BI infrastructure in Azure.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode53.mp3

Azure outage details: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/19/update-on-azure-storage-service-interruption

 

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Episode 52 - Migrating to Azure - Lessons Learned

by Sujit D'Mello November 12, 2014

We talk to Edwina Revell, a Senior Delivery Manager with Microsoft, New Zealand, about a large Azure migration she just completed with a global customer. She tells us about some of the things customers need to keep in mind before attempting large-scale migrations.

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http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode52.mp3

 

 

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