Episode 104 - Scaling to Infinity & Beyond

by Sujit D'Mello November 25, 2015

We introduce the new concept of Azure VM Scale Sets and discuss how scaling can be achieved across Azure services.

Today we are announcing the public preview of Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets


Audio file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode104.mp3


Video file is being produced and will be uploaded shortly .


Other updates and resources:



Azure Preview Portal - November 2015 update

Using Azure Machine Learning with SQL Data Warehouse

Azure PowerShell 1.0

Azure App Service Updates – November 2015

Here’s the subscription limits article - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-subscription-service-limits/#virtual-machines-limits



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Episode 103 - Realtime apps in Azure PaaS

by Sujit D'Mello November 19, 2015

As part of our make-it-real series, the guys discuss a question posed to us by a colleague regarding migrating a realtime financial app to Azure PaaS.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode103.mp3

Other updates:



What's in ARM and what's not?



This post summarizes the updates and how the new tools will improve your Azure development experience.



Azure Disk Encryption for Linux and Windows Virtual Machines-Public Preview Now Available


Azure Service Fabric in Public Preview


Azure Dev/Test Labs in Public Preview



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Episode 102 - In-Memory OLTP & Real-Time Analytics in Azure SQL

by Sujit D'Mello November 11, 2015


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Episode 101 - Azure Data Lake and Azure Data Factory

by Administrator November 4, 2015

Cale and Evan chat with Gaurav Malhotra who is a PM with the Azure team.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode101.mp3

Announcing a new partnership between Microsoft and Red Hat

Azure DocumentDB is now available in South Central US
From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-documentdb-is-now-available-in-south-central-us/>

Elastic Database Transactions with Azure SQL Database

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/elastic-database-transactions-with-azure-sql-database/>

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Security in a cloud-enabled world

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-virtual-academy-security-in-a-cloud-enabled-world/>

Dynamic Data Masking is now generally available for Azure SQL Database

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/dynamic-data-masking-generally-available/>

General availability of Cloud Foundry and preview access of Pivotal Cloud Foundry

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-cloud-foundry-and-preview-access-of-pivotal-cloud-foundry/>



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Episode 100 - We are in the 3-digits!

by Cale Teeter October 29, 2015

The guys continue their analysis of the AzureCon 2015 announcements and bring us up-tp-date on the latest in the Azure space. They also reminisce a bit about the last 99 episodes.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode100.mp3

Other resources:

An early look at Containers: Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V and Azure with Mark Russinovich (Microsoft Mechanics)



Azure Data Lake reaches Public Preview



Introducing the Azure DSCForLinux Extension



The Walking Dead: No Man's Land game soars to #1 supported by Azure DocumentDB



All Things Open - Raleigh, NC






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Episode 99 - AzureCon 2015 Recap

by Sujit D'Mello October 22, 2015

Cale and Sujit discuss the announcements at AzureCon and also some geeky stuff with GPUs.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode99.mp3


Virtual academy training by AzureCAT: “Deep Dive into Azure Resource Manager Scenarios and Patterns


Convert from ASM to ARM (not official)




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Episode 98 - WebHooks

by Sujit D'Mello October 15, 2015

We chat with Ashwin Kamath, a Senior PM in the Azure team about the WebHooks feature that was recently released. It allows for easy integration of Azure Alerts with any other incident management system that the customer may be using.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode98.mp3


Webhooks for alerts: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/webhooks-for-azure-alerts/

PagerDuty integration guide : https://www.pagerduty.com/docs/guides/azure-integration-guide/


They can also use Twilio SMS, Slack channel or Azure Queues for alert notifications: 


From Azure Automation team:


Ashwin's recent blog post on the topic: 






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Episode 97 - Management and Adoption of Cloud Technologies

by Sujit D'Mello October 7, 2015

Evan and Sujit talk to Kathleen Wilson who is a cloud specialist at Microsoft focused on helping companies adopt and manage cloud technologies. She shares some unique insight into the human aspect of cloud adoption and how people and processes need to be addressed first before going to the cloud. She is also a regular speaker at events around the world on this topic.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode97.mp3

Other links:

Microsoft Azure is now generally available from three new India regions

Azure Datacenter video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ44hEr5DFE



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Episode 96 - IaaS under Azure Resource Manager

by Evan Basilik October 1, 2015

We are joined by Mahesh Thiagarajan, a Senior PM in the Azure Compute team responsible for the work behind the new IaaS V2 service that runs under ARM. He discusses some of the enhancements in the VM-hosting service and reasons for the new model and how customers can migrate to this new service.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode96.mp3


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Episode 95 - Azure Service Fabric

by Sujit D'Mello September 24, 2015

Sujit and Evan talk about Azure Service Fabric, the soon-to-be-released PaaS model that works both in the cloud and on-premises.

 Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode95.mp3




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