Episode 359 - 2020 Roundup

by Sujit D'Mello December 23, 2020

Cynthia, Cale, Evan and Sujit reminisce about the year that was 2020. They share their highlights, lowlights and other insights in their experiences with Azure this year. We wish all of you Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode359.mp3

 

Other updates:

Watch this new series to help you navigate and adopt the cloud

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/watch-this-new-series-to-help-you-navigate-and-adopt-the-cloud/

 

Is Azure open-sourced?

https://github.com/Azure

 

Azure Digital Twins is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-digital-twins-is-now-generally-available/

 

https://aka.ms/azpodcastfeedback

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Episode 358 - Identity in the Cloud Era

by Sujit D'Mello December 17, 2020

Cale, Sujit, and Cynthia speak with Christos Matskas, Senior Program Manager in Identity about Microsoft's Identity strategy, how developers can utilize several ready-made components, the idea of Secure DevOps. 

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode358.mp3

Resources:

stream: aka.ms/425Show

Youtube: aka.ms/425Show/yt

Blog: aka.ms/425Show/blog

Discord: aka.ms/425Show/discord/join

Email: 425Show@microsoft.com

Twitter: @christosmatskas, @AzureAndChill

Updates:

Defining roles and responsibilities for cloud cost optimization

Optimum Developer Productivity – GitHub + Visual Studio Code + Azure

 

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Episode 357 - Verifiable Identity with Blockchain

by Evan Basalik December 7, 2020

The team talks with Ankur Patel about decentralized identifiers and verifiable claims.  These are part of the next generation of identity systems and have been a part of an incubation initiation with the DIF (decentralized identity foundation).

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode357.mp3

 

Other updates:

New feature in public preview for intelligent ingestion from Event Hubs source

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/next-time-you-connect-event-hub-with-azure-data-explorer-use-the-1click-tool-to-easily-and-accurately-define-the-endtoend-ing/

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Episode 356 - Sustainability solutions in Azure

by Evan Basalik November 27, 2020

The team talks to Conor Kelly about how Microsoft is investing in sustainable energy – not only to power the Cloud, but also to advance the technology as a whole.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode356.mp3

Resources:

Azure Sustainability - Azure Sustainability—Sustainable Technologies | Microsoft Azure
SSE Airtricity project - Microsoft demonstrates how to increase green energy in Ireland one rooftop at a time | Innovation Stories
Azure IoT for Energy - IoT for Energy | Microsoft Azure

 

Other resources:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/new-sap-hana-certified-memoryoptimized-virtual-machines-now-available

SAP On Azure book by Ravi Kashyap https://www.sap-press.com/sap-on-microsoft-azure_5174/

 

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Episode 355 - Multi party trusted data with Splunk and Azure

by Cale Teeter November 19, 2020

Nate McKervey, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at Splunk, talks to the team about how Splunk technologies can make Blockchain networks on Azure more secure by providing insights into the networks that make up the distributed ledger.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode355.mp3

 

Other updates:

Boost your performance with Azure Files SMB Multichannel
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/boost-your-client-performance-with-azure-files-smb-multichannel/
Azure Hybrid Benefit now generally available for Linux
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-hybrid-benefit-now-generally-available-for-linux/
Empowering developer velocity and efficiency with Kubernetes
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/empowering-developer-velocity-and-efficiency-with-kubernetes/
Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2020
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-high-performance-computing-supercomputing-2020/

AKS Office Hours hosted by Kendall

https://github.com/Azure/aks-gbb-officehours

 

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Episode 354 - NORAD Santa Tracker

by Evan Basalik November 13, 2020

The team discusses the magic behind how Wayne Overcash, Senior PM of Azure FastTrack program, orchestrates different Azure components that goes into ensuring that people can find out where Santa is on Christmas Eve.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode354.mp3

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Episode 353 - WVD Updates

by Evan Basalik November 6, 2020

The team discusses that latest and greatest WVD capabilities with Senior PM Pavithra Thiruvengadam, plus talks about the breaking news about the recent FedRAMP High qualification of WVD.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode353.mp3

Resources:

https://aka.ms/wvdroadmap

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/compliance/azure-services-in-fedramp-auditscope

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azuregov/windows-virtual-desktop-now-generally-available-in-azure-government/

 

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Episode 352 - Azure Security Podcast

by Sujit D'Mello November 2, 2020

Kendall, Cale and Sujit talk to Michael Howard, a Senior Principal Consultant at Microsoft and an expert in Azure Security related topics. Michael has his own Podcast on these topics so we asked him about some of the trends, issues and advise he has discussed on his own Podcast. He provides some great insights into what is top-of-mind in the cloud security space.

 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode352.mp3

Resources:

Podcast
https://azsecuritypodcast.net/
https://twitter.com/AzureSecPod

Me
https://twitter.com/michael_howard
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehow/
https://michaelhowardsecure.blog/

Other updates:

Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – October 2020
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cost-management-billing-updates-october-2020/
  
Microsoft unlocks the full potential of the smart building ecosystem
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-unlocks-the-full-potential-of-the-smart-building-ecosystem/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-aks-pod-identity/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/ga-azure-spot-on-aks/

 

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Episode 351 - Azure Spring Cloud

by Sujit D'Mello October 20, 2020

Principal Program Manager for all things Java on Azure, Asir Selvasingh, introduces us to the new Azure Spring Cloud. He gives us a primer on the Spring ecosystem, explains why Microsoft created this new Azure service and provides us with details on how the platform was architected for Azure to meet the needs of Enterprise customers.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode351.mp3

Resources:

Get started --

Info deck: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/artifacts/azure-spring-cloud-intro-sep-2020-s.pdf

 

Other Updates :

Introducing the Microsoft Azure Modular Datacenter
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-microsoft-azure-modular-datacenter/

Solving IoT device security at scale through standards
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/solving-iot-device-security-at-scale-through-standards/

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-key-vault-event-grid-integration-is-now-available/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-rolebased-access-control-rbac-for-azure-key-vault-data-plane-authorization-is-now-in-preview/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/fluent-bit-connector-for-azure-storage-to-support-azure-data-explorer/

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Episode 350 - Azure Time Series Insights

by Cynthia Kreng October 16, 2020

The data IoT devices provide are now considered a valuable resource for companies to make decisions and predictions. Diego Viso, a Principal PM Manager, discuss with us how Time Series Insights can be leveraged for real-time insights and large data analytics to drive operation improvements. 

 

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode350.mp3

 

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Other Updates:

Zone Redundancy for Azure Cache for Redis now in preview

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/zone-redundancy-for-azure-cache-for-redis-now-in-preview/

Azure and Intel commit to delivering next generation confidential computing

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-and-intel-commit-to-delivering-next-generation-confidential-computing/

Announcing advanced Azure Machine Learning nanodegree program with Udacity

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-advanced-azure-machine-learning-nanodegree-program-with-udacity/

Azure DevTest Labs - Create a network isolated lab

 

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-devtest-labs-create-a-network-isolated-lab/

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