Episode 384 - Safe Deployment Practices

by Evan Basalik July 8, 2021

Principal Program Manager Cristina del Amo Casado talks to us about the Sae Deployment Practices framework and tools that are used to deploy software updates to millions of servers in Azure.

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode384.mp3

YouTube: Episode 384 - Safe Deployment Practices - YouTube

Updates:

Announcing App Service Environment v3 GA

Public Preview: Form Recognizer container support

Advancing safe deployment with AIOps—introducing Gandalf

 

Episode 383 - Something cool in Azure

by Evan Basalik July 1, 2021

Cynthia, Evan and Sujit discuss some recent work with various Azure services that are noteworthy and interesting.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode383.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/VqrntUY1FXQ

 

 

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Episode 382 - Reducing Carbon Emissions with Spot VMs

by Sujit D'Mello June 18, 2021

Brandy Brown and Sherryl Manalo, from the Commercial Software Engineering team at Microsoft share an innovative approach to reducing carbon emissions by using Spot VMs in Azure for data analytics workloads.

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode382.mp3

YouTube: Episode 382 - Reducing carbon emissions with Spot VMs - YouTube

Resources:
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/hybridflux/SparkOnSpot/

Updates:

Microsoft Azure available from new cloud regions in Arizona

Five more free services available with an Azure free account

 

Azure IoT Edge integration with Azure Monitor is now in public preview

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Episode 381 - Azure Migrate App Containerization

by Cynthia Kreng June 10, 2021

We chat with Bharathram Sivaraman, Principal PM Manager of Azure Migrate on different pathways to migrate on-prem applications to the cloud. He walked us through the portal experience and explained the functionalities of app containerization, now available through Azure Migrate, which even looks through your existing environment to recommend a suitable container image.  

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode381.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zG5f2OAhzTg

Resources:

Learn more about Azure Migrate: https://aka.ms/azuremigrate

Learn more about Azure Migrate App Containerization: https://aka.ms/appcontainerization

 

Other updates:

 Advancing in-datacenter critical environment infrastructure availability
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advancing-indatacenter-critical-environment-infrastructure-availability/
Azure API for FHIR enables health organizations to deliver CMS Patient Access and Provider Directory APIs
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-api-for-fhir-enables-health-organizations-to-deliver-cms-patient-access-and-provider-directory-apis/
Azure Virtual Desktop: The flexible cloud VDI platform for the hybrid workplace
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-virtual-desktop-the-desktop-and-app-virtualization-platform-for-the-hybrid-workplace/

 

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Episode 380 - App Service Environments

by Cynthia Kreng June 2, 2021

Azure PM and #1 Fan of App Service Environment, Christina Compy talks to us about new ASE V3 which is currently being Previewed. She shares several key updates in the latest version and provides tips and guidance to use this SKU of App Services.

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode380.mp3

YouTube: Azure Podcast - App Service Environment - YouTube

Resources:
ASEv3 preview announcement

ASEv3 overview 

ASEv3 march to GA blog

JBoss EAP video A fully managed Jakarta EE-certified platform

Updates:

Build cloud-native applications that run anywhere

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Episode 379 - Azure for Operators

by Evan Basalik May 25, 2021

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Episode 378 - VMSS Flex

by Evan Basalik May 20, 2021

Azure PM Jerry Steele gives us the inside scoop on the new VMSS Flexible Orchestration feature that is currently in Preview. He gives us a primer on VMSS and how the Flex updates take it to the next level.

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode378.mp3

YouTube: Episode 378 - VMSS Flex - YouTube

Resources:

Find Jerry at @fjsteele

Docs can be found at aka.ms/vmss/docs

Updates:

Ground processing with space data 5x faster with Azure

Enable your mission-critical workloads with SUSE on Azure—sign up for SUSECON

General availability: Azure Key Vault SLA raised to 99.99%

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Episode 377 - Something something NFT

by Cale Teeter May 13, 2021

The Azure Podcast hosters get together for a round-table discussion on NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) led by our resident Blockchain expert Cale Teeter. Cale explains what they are and why they are growing in importance. He also provides information on how Azure services such as compute and storage can help applications that want to leverage NFTs.

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Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode377.mp3

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/5NT8cZUjB38

 

Resources:

https://www.cryptokitties.co/kitty/1338266

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrNOYudaMAc

 

Other resources:

Company officials are predicting that Microsoft will be building 50 to 100 new datacenters each year for the foreseeable future.

Microsoft currently operates more than 200 datacenters. Its currently operating and planned datacenters are located in 34 countries worldwide, networked with more than 165,000 miles of subsea cable, officials said. The company is expecting to add datacenters in at least 10 more countries in calendar 2021, with Malaysia being the most recently announced. Microsoft typically provides customers with  Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 services in all of its cloud datacenters.

And last month, officials pledged to offer Azure Availability Zones in every country in which Microsoft publicly operates by the end of calendar 2021, plus offering Availability Zones in all new Azure regions Microsoft launches going forward.

https://www.msn.com/en-US/money/other/microsoft-we-re-on-pace-to-build-50-to-100-new-datacenters-each-year

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-static-web-apps-is-now-generally-available/

 

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Episode 376 - Azure Media Services

by Sujit D'Mello May 6, 2021

The team for a chance to talk with David Giard, Sr. Software Engineer in Commerical Software Engineering about Azure Media Services - what it does, who should use it, and what type of events can take advantage of the capability that it offers.

 

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode376.mp3

YouTube: Episode 376 - Azure Media Services - YouTube

Resources:

GCast - aka.ms/gcast

Updates:

New NPv1 virtual machines are now generally available

Public preview: AKS support for Secrets Store Container Storage Interface

Microsoft Azure Web PubSub service now in public preview

Microsoft acquires Kinvolk to accelerate container-optimized innovation

 

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Episode 375 - The Case of the Dangling Domain

by Evan Basalik April 29, 2021

Justin Mourfield, PM in CXP (Customer Experience Program) comes on the Azure Podcast and spoke to the team about dangling domains, the danger, the consequences of subdomain takeover, and some short- and long-term steps Microsoft is taking to help address these concerns.

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode375.mp3

YouTube: Episode 375 - The Case of the Dangling Domain - YouTube

Resources: 

Prevent subdomain takeovers with Azure DNS alias records and Azure App Service's custom domain verification

Azure-Network-Security/Cross Product/DNS - Find Dangling DNS Records at master

Updates:

An invitation to innovate and transform your business on Azure SQL 

Upgrade your infrastructure with the latest Dv5/Ev5 Azure VMs in preview

Register for Build

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