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/



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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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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




  • 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.




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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:



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









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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).


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:





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Episode 48 - Make it real with a Windows Phone app with Aure backend

by Sujit D'Mello October 15, 2014

We talk to Saquib Rashid, a Microsoft App Dev Consultant and Mobile Developer who has developed the very popular NJ Train Helper app which leverages various features in Azure. We talk to Saquib about the evolution of this app and how he leveraged various Azure features to provide additional functionality in the Phone app.

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Saquib's popular NJ Train Helper app: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/nj-train-helper/878e2210-5e4b-4256-ba2c-65b11f6c94ee


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode48.mp3


Apache Storm now on Azure


Reddogdowntime app for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=fafc8f4c-c4d5-47af-8b63-788119f750b0


Microsoft Virtual Academy one-day session on Dev/Test in a Dev Ops world n October 20th - our very own Cale Teeter is one of the speakers.

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


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Episode 47 - DocumentDB

by Sujit D'Mello October 9, 2014

We talk to Ryan CrawCour, a Senior PM on the DocumentDB team about ... well DocumentDB! This is a new NoSQL database-as-a-service that is currently in Preview on Azure.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode47.mp3


Getting started with DocumentDB - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/documentdb/



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Episode 46 - Sharepoint Apps on Azure

by Sujit D'Mello October 1, 2014

Evan and Sujit talk to Andrew Connell, a renowned independent SharePoint consultant (who also has his own Podcast).  Andrew has leveraged Azure to extend SharePoint via the new App model and he shares his experiences with us.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode46.mp3


Andrew's Podcast website: http://www.microsoftcloudshow.com/

Some of his work with the Microsoft SharePoint team: github.com/officedev


And he has his own Azure-related startup too http://www.kerrb.com/




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