Episode 68 - Fundmentals of Azure - Book

by Sujit D'Mello March 11, 2015

We talk to Robin Shahan and Michael Collier, the authors of a new free eBook on the Fundamentals of Azure. Besides being Azure MVPs, Michael is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft and Robin has her own consulting company Nightbird Consulting where she provides training and helps companies architect and develop effecient solutions using the Azure platform.

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode68.mp3

Download the free book here: http://aka.ms/fundamentalsofazure


Robin can be found on Twitter as @RobinDotNet, and you can read her articles about Azure (and other subjects) at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com


·        Michael's Blog: http://www.michaelscollier.com

·        Twitter: @MichaelCollier



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Episode 67 - Redis Cache

by Sujit D'Mello March 5, 2015

Cale and Sujit talk to Pranav Rastogi who is a Program Manager for the Redis Cache Service.

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Azure Cache info:






Cloud and Enterprise Symbol Set v2.08

The Azure Symbol Set is now the updated and expanded Cloud and Enterprise Symbols.


Some cool demo scenarios w/ Barracuda that recently came out – videos look good and useful  

Deploying Multi-Tier Architecture in Azure, 

                1. Overview -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B27WqIbbfw

                2. Demo :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtMkZyhhl28



Publishing and Securing your Sharepoint Application 

  1. Overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKJcmmLGV_o
  2. Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4QDRFaU02o


Securing High Business Impact (HBI) Applications in Azure 

                1. Overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Asqg1rV-UY

                2. Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyd-l8z6gYM



Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose capabilities released to Beta.



 Running ASP.Net vNext in Docker on Linux


New Azure Training Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396

Delivered via Platform Installer. Called Azure Readiness Content





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Episode 66 - Gatekeeper Pattern for IaaS

by Evan Basalik February 25, 2015


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Episode 65 - Azure ISV Viewpoint

by Sujit D'Mello February 19, 2015

Evan and Sujit talk to Nick Burling who is VP of Product Management at Blue Stripe Software http://bluestripe.com a Microsoft Gold Partner that builds products to support and monitor Azure deployments.

Nick shares his views on the adoption of Azure, some of the challenges that companies face in moving to the cloud and the surprising success of Azure Pack.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode65.mp3


White paper from Blue Stripe on monitoring Azure Pack. 




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Episode 64 - Gaming in Azure

by Sujit D'Mello February 11, 2015

The guys talk to Dave Voyles who is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. In his travels, Dave spends time with Game Developers to help them leverage various Microsoft technologies including using Azure. We talk to him about some of the use-cases for Azure in gaming and some future trends in gaming.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode64.mp3





Prime[31] Azure plugin



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Episode 63 - Startups and Students

by Sujit D'Mello February 6, 2015

David Crook who is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Azure at Microsoft talks to use about the world of Startups and Students and how they use Azure.

David Crook

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode63.mp3





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Episode 62 - Azure Pack

by Cale Teeter January 29, 2015

We are fortunate to have Marc van Eijk and Hans Vredevoort, both Azure MVPs, on the show to talk about Azure Pack. Both Marc and Hans focus on Hyper-V and Azure Pack and are very active bloggers and speakers in this space.





Azure Pack blogs on Hyper-V.nu 




Azure Pack Wiki 



MVP Profile




Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode62.mp3


Azure Pack details:https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296435.aspx


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Episode 61 - Storage Performance Guidelines

by Sujit D'Mello January 23, 2015

We talk to Jeff Irwin, a Senior PM in the Azure Storage team about some of the common things to watch for when using Blobs, Queues and Tables so that you get the maximum performance.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode61.mp3

Storage Performance Checklist:




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Episode 60 - Media Services at Scale

by Cale Teeter January 14, 2015

We talk to Danny Garber, a Media Services specialist at Microsoft and he gives us all the low-down on this little-understood Azure service that has grown to serve the Sochi Olympics live.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode60.mp3


Azure Media Services (General Info, Docs etc.): http://azure.com/media


Blog: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/topics/media-services/


Case studies for Azure Media Services including the 2014 Sochi Games http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/02/06/going-for-gold-windows-azure-media-services-provide-live-and-on-demand-streaming-of-2014-olympic-winter-games-on-nbc/




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Episode 59 - Visual Studio & Azure

by Evan Basalik January 9, 2015

We talk to special guest Dmitry Lyalin who is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Visual Studio team about the current state and future plans for VS in the Azure space.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode59.mp3



Visual Studio 2015 Preview



Announcing Azure SDK 2.5 for .NET and Visual Studio 2015 Preview 



Announcing .NET 2015 Preview: A New Era for .NET 



Connect(); Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure 





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