Episode 292 - Logic Apps ISE

by Sujit D'Mello August 15, 2019

Veteran guest of the show, Logic Apps Lead PM Kevin Lam is back to talk about their latest offering, Logic Apps ISE. He gives us the low-down on the unique features of this offering and when it makes sense to use it and off course, tips and tricks on how to use it.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode292.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/37d7ca1e9d/?location=EUS2


Other updates:

The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) service is now available for preview in the Azure Goverment (Fairfax, VA) region.

We're excited to announce that IoT Edge support in Azure DevOps Project and Azure Pipelines is generally available. Developers can easily set up CI/CD pipelines for IoT Edge projects with best practices.


Service Tag Discovery API is in preview. It's now possible to programmatically retrieve global IP address information for Azure and its services using the Discovery API.

Announcing new AMD EPYC™-based Azure Virtual Machine

Your single source for Azure best practices

New for developers: Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK v3 now available

Announcing the preview of GitHub Actions for Azure



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Episode 291 - Azure Data Box Edge

by Cynthia Kreng August 8, 2019

Cale, Cynthia, Kendall, and Russell speak with Senior PM Stephanie Krieger on what Azure Data Box Edge is, how we can get our hands on one, and some use cases that have been utilizing the computing powers at the intelligent edge.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode291.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/dbdfaaaf3e/?location=EUS2




Other updates:


Azure Dedicated Host in Preview - A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

Network security group improvements—ICMP support and override default Azure platform considerations


Cross-tenant management is now supported in Azure Security Center


Moving your VMware resources to Azure is easier than ever


We’re making Azure Archive Storage better with new lower pricing


Improved developer experience for Azure Blockchain development kit


Introducing Azure Dedicated Host
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ blog/introducing-azure-dedicated-host/






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Episode 290 - App Service for Linux

by Cynthia Kreng July 31, 2019

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Episode 289 - HashiCorp and Azure

by Sujit D'Mello July 25, 2019

Cale and Sujit talk to Senior Software Engineer Eugene Chuvyrov about the partnership between HashiCorp and Microsoft and how customers can benefit by leveraging HashiCorp's products on Azure. He dives into Terraform, Consul and Vault and provides some nice tips on how and why customers should use these products on Azure.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode289.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/127c6e7694/?location=EUS2


Microsoft and HashiCorp integration announcements

Terraform Registry

Terraform for Azure Doc Hub

Terraform for Azure Examples


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Episode 288 - Oracle-Azure Cloud Partnership

by Sujit D'Mello July 18, 2019

Senior Software Engineer Romit Girdhar and Senior PM Tolu Agunbiade dive into the new Oracle-Azure Cloud Partnership that has opened up a world of possibilities for customers that use the benefits of both clouds for applications that run on Azure but rely on Oracle databases, software and services.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode288.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/412422f41d/?location=EUS2



Public Announcements:
Oracle Press Release: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/microsoft-and-oracle-to-interconnect-microsoft-azure-and-oracle-cloud-060519.html
Microsoft Press Release: https://news.microsoft.com/2019/06/05/microsoft-and-oracle-to-interconnect-microsoft-azure-and-oracle-cloud/
Landing pages:
Technical Content:



Other updates: 

Ephemeral OS disks for Azure VMs

Ephemeral OS disks are created on the local virtual machine (VM) storage and not saved to the remote Azure Storage. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures, but are more affected by VM deployment time or reimaging the individual VM instances. With Ephemeral OS disk, you get lower read/write latency to the OS disk and faster VM reimage.

The key features of ephemeral disks are:

  • Ideal for stateless applications.
  • They can be used with both Marketplace and custom images.
  • Ability to fast reset or reimage VMs and scale set instances to the original boot state.
  • Lower latency, similar to a temporary disk.
  • Ephemeral OS disks are free, you incur no storage cost for OS disk.
  • They are available in all Azure regions.
  • Ephemeral OS Disk is supported by Shared Image Gallery.


Loads of announcements this week due to inspire - I've put a few below, but it's not exhaustive.

Availability Zones support is now available for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in preview


Protect applications and data from datacenter failures with redundancies across Availability Zones. 


Blob API interoperability with Azure Data Lake Storage        Gen2 is now in preview


Proximity placement groups are now in preview


New 48vCPUs sizes for the Dv3, Dsv3, Ev3, Esv3, Fsv2, and Lsv2 Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) are now available so you can better match your workload requirements. 




Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure


The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure provides end-to-end guidance, best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers need to successfully achieve their objectives.


Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.


Azure Lighthouse provides service providers with a single control plane to manage across customer estates with increased automation, efficiency, and governance.


Announcing Azure Migration Program

Azure Migration Program, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organization’s unique needs.


Azure Resource Graph is now generally available 

Azure Resource Graph, which enables exploration of your resources at scale, is now generally available for all Azure customers.



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Episode 287 - Cognitive Services Updates

by Cale Teeter July 11, 2019

Anna Roth, a Senior PM in the Computer Vision team and Anand Raman, Group PM of Cognitive Services, join us for all the latest and greatest updates in Azure Cognitive Services.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode287.mp3

Transcription: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/0fdc09c624/?location=EUS2




Other updates:

Thanks for 10 years and welcome to a new chapter in SQL innovation

Reducing overall storage costs with Azure Premium Blob Storage

What’s new in Azure Firewall

Previewing Azure SDKs following new Azure SDK API Standards

Azure DevOps adds new features including bi-directional traceability between Releases and Jira issues


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Episode 286 - Secured Workstations

by Evan Basalik July 5, 2019

The team talks to Frank Simorjay about the importance of securing the workstations and learns why if the workstation isn’t secure, then many of the other security controls become useless.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode286.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/3efd880845/?location=EUS2

Resources: https://aka.ms/securedworkstation


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Episode 285 - The Azure Journey

by Sujit D'Mello June 26, 2019

Sujit, Kendall, and Cynthia talk with the one and only Richard Campbell on how to tell the cloud story, the conversations to have with customers as they enter the cloud and the implications of globally distributed cloud that needs to be considered. Probably one of our favorite shows.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode285.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/538a6024a4/?location=EUS2





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Episode 284 - Jam session with the Cloud Developer Advocates

by Sujit D'Mello June 20, 2019

Kendall, Cynthia and Sujit talk with Abel Wang, Anthony Chu and Cecil Phillip on their respective focus areas on DevOps, Serverless and Students.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode284.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/bf9e9a1533/



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Episode 283 - .NET and Azure

by Cynthia Kreng June 13, 2019

Sujit and Cynthia talk with VS & .NET Director, Scott Hunter, on how Microsoft is shifting paradigms in the Linux world and .NET development experience with Azure.

Audio file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode283.mp3 

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/d7a742f921/


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