August 4, 2016
We talk to Bill Zack and Jesse Drugan from Blue Chip Consulting. They give us the lowdown on StorSimple and how companies can take advantage of this Azure appliance/service.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode138.mp3
Azure Security Center generally available
Microsoft Authenticator generally available
Azure in-place virtual machine migration eliminates virtual machine reboots during critical security updates for Host OS
We continue to add new platform reliability and availability features to our infrastructure to ensure customers have the best experience. While critical Host OS security updates previously caused a reboot, most virtual machines now benefit from Azure in-place virtual machine migration that only pauses them for up to 30 seconds, while the local temporary disk and memory state are preserved. Your virtual machines already benefit from this capability for certain critical security updates and, with an upcoming platform update later in 2016, we’ll eliminate the need for virtual machine reboot for most Host OS patches. Our goal is to eliminate the need for virtual machine reboots for all Host OS updates.
July 28, 2016
Cale is in Redmond this time and has Account Technology Specialist, Rafael Dominguez with him. Rafael gives us tips and guidance on how we can work with enterprises to move them to Azure.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode137.mp3
The Azure App Service is happy to announce support for the use of Internal Load Balancers (ILBs) with an App Service Environment (ASE) and the ability to deploy an ASE into a Resource Manager(V2) Azure Virtual Network.
July 21, 2016
The guys talk about running HPC and Batch jobs in Azure using the A8-A11 class of VMs and the upcoming N-series VMs.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode136.mp3
Two new Azure regions are generally available to customers in the United States and across the globe: West US 2 and West Central US.
With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to Azure.
You can use Always Encrypted to help ensure that your sensitive data remains private and confidential while it's stored and queried in Azure SQL Database.
The Azure ExpressRoute footprint is expanding to Paris, Newport/Wales, and Quebec City.
Microsoft Power BI Embedded is generally available with a standard service level agreement (SLA) in nine datacenters worldwide.