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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Episode 51 - Networking Updates

by Sujit D'Mello November 5, 2014

We run through all the latest Networking feature updates to Azure.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode51.mp3

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-elastic-scale-get-started/

 

  • AzCopy 3.0 is now GA:
  • AzCopy 4.0.0-preview also includes copying Azure Files, exporting table entities to local files or to azure storage block blobs, and importing the data back to a storage table. 

 

Full-length Tech Ed Europe Session on Networking updates with demos etc.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B227

 

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Episode 50 - Tech Ed Europe Announcements

by Sujit D'Mello October 29, 2014

We discuss all the newest Azure services announced at Tech Ed Europe this week.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode50.mp3

 

Red Blue testing? http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Red-vs-Blue-Internal-security-penetration-testing-of-Microsoft-Azure

 

Tips and Tricks:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2014/10/27/document-everything-you-want-to-know-about-your-azure-iaas-vms-in-one-line-of-powershell.aspx

 

Setting non-UTC time zone in Azure VMs

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformationRealTimeIsUniversal = 1

 

TechEd announcements - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/azure-new-marketplace-network-improvements-new-batch-service-automation-service-more

 

  • Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners
  • Networking: Network Security Groups, Multi-NIC, Forced Tunneling, Source IP Affinity, and much more
  • Batch Computing: Public Preview of the new Azure Batch Computing Service
  • Automation: General Availability of the Azure Automation Service
  • Anti-malware: General Availability of Microsoft Anti-malware for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines: General Availability of many more VM extensions – PowerShell DSC, Octopus, VS Release Management

 

 

List of AzureConf 2014 Sessions:

 

  • Search Like a Pro with Azure Search
  • Performance Tuning Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Reducing latency on the web with the Azure CDN
  • Build Your Virtual Conference with Windows Azure
  • Caching in Azure, there’s more to that than Azure Caching Services
  • Meet Azure Files, your new Swiss Army Knife
  • Being Efficient with Azure Automation
  • Migrate SQL Federation to the new Data Elasticity framework
  • Game Services and Telemetry Processing in Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Web Jobs - the new way to run your workloads in the Cloud
  • Azure Services for Big Data

 

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/data-factory/

 

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

 

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

 

Anti-malware for VMs:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=398023&clcid=0x409

 

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/automation/

 

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Episode 49 - DevOps

by Sujit D'Mello October 22, 2014

Cale recently did a live Microsoft Virtual Academy session on DevOps and we talk to him about the importance of this when it comes to Azure. You can watch the entire 1-day session at the link below (may be a couple of days before the video recording is produced and posted).

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/dev-test-scenarios-in-the-devops-world

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode49.mp3

The latest Azure news out of San Francisco by the Microsoft Azure leadership team:

http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/10/20/azures-getting-bigger-faster-and-more-open/

 

 

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