Episode 265 - Azure DevOps Server

by Evan Basalik February 8, 2019

Cynthia and Evan talk to Jamie Cool, Director of Program Management at Microsoft, who gives us all the details and potential use-cases for the Azure DevOps Server in your organization.

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Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode265.mp3

Transcript: https://www.videoindexer.ai/accounts/aca83d23-620b-46d6-beec-e920bff88847/videos/c9d39b86a3/

https://azure.com/devops

Other updates:

Availability Zones (AZ) is a high availability offering from Azure that protects applications and data from datacenter failures. By using AZ with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), customers will get higher reliability and resiliency for their applications running on Kubernetes. 


Node auto-repair monitors nodes in a cluster and initiates a repair process if a node fails to meet health criteria. This ensures that the nodes in a cluster are always in a healthy, running state


It is often useful to have different VM sizes and configurations within a single cluster to support a wide variety of workloads, including those that require specialized hardware like GPUs. With the support of multiple node pools, you can deploy applications to different types of VMs within a single cluster, from a single control plane, improving resource management and utilization.  You can also create, upgrade, and delete node pools individually without affecting the whole cluster.

Stay up to date with the latest and greatest of Kubernetes and get patching and security updates automatically.  Cluster auto-upgrade simplifies the task of keeping your Kubernetes service up to date by eliminating the need to do this manually, and ensures a higher level of security by automatically deploying important security fixes on a timely basis.


User-defined network policy enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes.  It allows cluster operators to control which pods can communicate with each other and with resources outside the cluster. You can implement your network policy in AKS clusters either through Azure policy plugin or through the popular open source project, Calico.


With audit logging in AKS, customers can keep a chronological record of calls that have been made to the Kubernetes API server, a.k.a. control plane. Using these logs with tools like Log Analytics, customers can investigate suspicious API requests, collect statistics, and create monitoring alerts for unwanted API calls.   

Authorized IP ranges allows organization to restrict access to their Kubernetes control plane running in AKS to specific IP addresses or IP ranges. By restricting access to only trusted network locations, you can further protect your AKS cluster.  


Azure Monitor for containers support for AKS-engine is now available in public preview. Customers can now monitor both Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and AKS-engine by using Azure Monitor for containers.


NuGet, npm, and other Artifacts tasks support proxies - Sprint 147 Update
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/nuget-npm-and-other-artifacts-tasks-support-proxies-sprint-147-update/

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Episode 229 - Live from Build with Jessica Deen

by Cale Teeter May 18, 2018

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Episode 209 - DevOps with Kubernetes

by Evan Basalik December 23, 2017

As part of our Partner Spotlight series, we have Dan Garfield from CodeFresh.io and Jessica Deen, a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft talking about DevOps in a Kubernetes world. Good timing too considering we recently did a show on Kubernetes!

https://codefresh.io/
Kubernetes Guides - https://codefresh.io/kubernetes-guides/
Docker Guides - https://codefresh.io/docker-guides/

Brief Description of Codefresh - Codefresh is a DevOps platform built for Kubernetes. It includes CI/CD, a free private Docker registry, and on-demand test environments. It's available as SaaS, or run it on your own infrastructure.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode209.mp3

 

 

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Episode 170 - Disaster Recovery using OMS and DevOps

by Evan Basalik March 17, 2017

Evan and Sujit talk to Gino Filicetti & Jim Priestley, both Cloud Solution Architects @ Microsoft about how they help customers realize the potential of the cloud by starting with Disaster Recovery using OMS and implementing a DevOps mentality.

@gino_msft 

 

@cloudynj  

 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode170.mp3

 

Other updates:

Last year, we introduced Azure App Service certificates, a certificate lifecycle management offering. The Azure portal provides a user-friendly experience for creating App Service certificates and deploying them through Azure Key Vault to App Service apps. But customers have been asking for the ability to use these certificates outside the App Service platform, say with Azure Virtual Machines.
You can now create a local PFX copy of an App Service certificate so that you can use it anywhere you want. For more information, read our blog post.

You can now use SELECT..INTO in your SQL code when you want to persist the results of a SELECT statement into a table.
The SELECT..INTO syntax is streamlined. With very little effort, your results will be stored in a round_robin clustered columnstore. From there, you can conduct further analysis as required. Azure SQL Data Warehouse also continues to support CREATE TABLE AS SELECT (CTAS).
CTAS affords greater control on the structure of the resulting table but requires a little more effort on your part. To compare SELECT..INTO to CTAS, please refer to the recent blog post and product documentation, which highlight the differences between these approaches.

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Episode 155 - DevOps

by Sujit D'Mello November 30, 2016

Russell, Cale and Sujit talk to Donovan Brown, the DevOps Senior PM, about the maturity of VSTS and how companies can adopt DevOps both in the cloud and on-premises. 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode155.mp3

@DonovanBrown

 

Other updates:

URL Authorization Rules in App Service
Friday, November 18, 2016
We’re happy to announce the initial preview of URL Authorization Rules in Azure App Service.
One of the goals of Azure App Service Authentication / Authorization is to make it easy to add “auth” to your App Service apps (which is why we often refer to it as Easy Auth). Most of our investments so far have focused on creating a streamlined authentication setup experience. However, until now, authorization was something developers had to implement mostly on their own. Typically, authorization rules involve restricting access to certain resources within your app. Ideally, such authorization rules can be just as simple to set up without writing a bunch of custom code.
Read more on how to implement these new authorization rules in our team blog.
 
Single VM SLA – but you need to use premium storage.  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-4-tb-for-sap-hana-single-instance-sla-and-hybrid-use-benefit-images/
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-auto-shutdown-for-vms-using-azure-resource-manager/
 
Schedule based shutdown.
Webhooks to be called 15 minutes before shutdown.
 
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-token-authentication-with-azure-cdn/
Authenticated requests for content right at the CDN Edge 
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhancements-abound-in-general-availability-of-azure-iot-hub-device-management/
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-azure-iot-hub-ip-filter/
Possibly in response to WebCam DDOS a few weeks ago.
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-iot-gateway-sdk-general-availability-release/
On-premises IoT gatewyas can easily hook up to Azure to do further upstream processing. 
 
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-paas-services-available-for-azure-stack-technical-preview-2-tp2/
App Service and SQL and MySQL services now available for Stack. 
 
Announcing the public preview of Azure Advisor
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-azure-advisor/

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