Episode 14 - BizTalk Services

by Sujit D'Mello January 22, 2014

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Episode 13 - Hybrid Cloud Discussion

by Sujit D'Mello January 15, 2014
  • Using ServiceBus Relay to bridge Azure and the Datacenter
  • ADFS for security
  • Windows Azure Pack
  • Systems Center management
  • The Paas model is the future


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode13.mp3


Windows Azure Pack - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296435.aspx

Cloud OS commentary - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/02/microsoft_cloud_os_analysis



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Episode 12 - Management Services

by Sujit D'Mello January 9, 2014
  • Use cases
  • Portal
  • Service Management API
  • Client libraries (Service Management)
  • Native library (C++ devs)
  • Power Shell
  • Operations Logs
  • Alert and Monitoring

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode12.mp3





The Windows Azure Pack Web Sites Easy Deploy tool:


  • Creates a Windows Azure Pack Web Sites instance with Portal, databases, service plan and Web Sites
  • Supports deployment through Hyper-V
  • Not meant to be a production deployment tool.    


Prime Challenge  http://www.primechallenge.org/all-about-prime-numbers/


The Prime Challenge is the currently running competition to find huge multi-thousand digit prime numbers using Windows Azure. The biggest number that has been submitted so far is 3,200 digits. Feel free to enter to find a new undiscovered prime :)  Leveraging Windows Azure Big Data


Storage Library (C++) for Windows Azure (preview) 




Copying blobs between storage accounts (Michael Washam)



Sample script for deploying a full SharePoint environment









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Episode 11 - HD Insight (a.k.a. Hadoop in the cloud)

by Sujit D'Mello December 25, 2013
  • Episode 11Basics of Hadoop
  • Definition of what "Big Data" it.
  • How to provision a Hadoop Cluster
  • What are jobs and why are they important?
  • What is MS bringing that is different?

Media:  http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode11.mp3










 9:50 is approximately when Ariel starts getting really excited. J



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Episode 10 - Media Services

by Sujit D'Mello December 19, 2013
  • What the heck is Media Services?
  • Step back on streaming vs progressive download.
  • How they be used in production cycle
  • Transcoding options
  • Cost

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode10.mp3




Live Streaming on Azure (BETA):






Smooth Streaming Client SDK:  (on-demand and live smooth streaming with PlayReady DRM)






Windows Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage is now in preview.


Windows Azure Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage (RA-GRS) provides read access of your secondary storage replica, when the storage account on the primary location is unavailable.






Window Azure BizTalk Services: How to Get Started and When to Use It

















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Episode 9 - Networks

by Sujit D'Mello December 12, 2013
  • What are the current service offerings
  • Configuration
  • Hardware and software options
  • Hybrid possibilities
  • Future
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them!


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode9.mp3




NetBond (MPLS to the Cloud)



Windows Azure Websites book (Tejaswi Redkar)







Video on the new Azure Service Bus.




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Episode 8 - Service Bus

by Sujit D'Mello December 6, 2013

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Episode 7 - Windows Azure Active Directory

by Sujit D'Mello November 27, 2013
  • Basics of the service offering
  • What gaps this can fill?
  • When to use this, when not.
  • How we got here
  • Developers?
  • Tips and Tricks

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode7.mp3








3rd-party SaaS integration - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn308588.aspx




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Episode 6 - Azure Databases

by Sujit D'Mello November 21, 2013
  • Multi-tenant versus Dedicated.
  • What are the differences?
  • Are there differences from on-premise SQL Server?
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Scale Out vs. Scale Up
  • What about "other" database platforms


Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode6.mp3






10 tools for Windows Azure





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Episode 5 - Infrastructure As a Service

by Sujit D'Mello November 14, 2013
  • What is IAAS
  • Basics of why IAAS is available/what gaps do they fill
  • How much does this cost?
  • How are these useful (scenarios)
  • Management tools
  • Tips/Tricks to using VMs effectively?
  • Special guest Evan Basalik - Azure Support Specialist from Microsoft!


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode5.mp3



Hot off the press - announced today - Visual Studio Online lets you edit an Azure Website directly from any modern browser (on any platform).
1) Go to the Azure Portal.

2) Pick a Site and click on the Configure tab.

3) Open the Dashboard - you will have the Edit in Visual Studio Online option.

WAAD - http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2013/11/08/creating-and-managing-multiple-windows-azure-active-directories.aspx

'Capturing' Windows Server VMs - http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/windows/how-to-guides/capture-an-image/

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