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.

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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

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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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