Episode 141 - App Service Environments

by Sujit D'Mello August 24, 2016

Cale, Russell and Sujit talk to Katrien De Grave, a Microsoft Azure TSP from Belgium. She de-mystifies App Service Environments (ASE) for us.

The landing page for ASE info: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-service-app-service-environments-readme/ - also contains a list of all ASE articles which are sometimes hard to find in the navigation bar
My twitter: @katriendg
My blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/katriend/

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode141.mp3

Other updates:

PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-is-open-sourced-and-is-available-on-linux/

Azure Government Blog: Introduction & highlights
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-government-blog-introduction-highlights/

Azure SQL Database Threat Detection, your built-in security expert
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-sql-database-threat-detection-your-built-in-security-expert/

Portal support for Azure Search blob and table indexers now in preview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/portal-support-for-azure-search-blob-and-table-indexers-now-in-preview/

Service Bus messaging in the Azure portal
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/service-bus-messaging-in-the-new-azure-portal/

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Episode 140 - Logic Apps

by Evan Basilik August 19, 2016

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Episode 139 - Building apps for multiple clouds

by Sujit D'Mello August 11, 2016

The guys chat with Casey Watson, an Architect in the AzureCAT team, about his work building cloud apps that span multiple clouds. 

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode139.mp3

https://github.com/caseywatson/mantle

Other updates:

Microsoft: a Gartner cloud computing leader across IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-a-gartner-cloud-computing-leader-across-iaas-paas-saas/

Visual Studio Team Services digest: August 2016
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/visual-studio-team-services-digest-august-2016/

Application Insights: Track an Analytics query in a dashboard
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/application-insights-track-an-analytics-query-in-a-dashboard/

Azure N-Series preview availability
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-n-series-preview-availability/

Azure SQL Database new premium performance level P15 generally available
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sql-database-p15-general-availability/

 

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Episode 138 - Partner Spotlight - Blue Chip Consulting

by Sujit D'Mello 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

www.bluechip-llc.com

 

Other updates:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/generally-available-azure-active-directory-b2c/

Azure Security Center generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/security-center

Microsoft Authenticator generally available

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/07/25/microsoft-authenticator-coming-august-15th

 

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.

 

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Episode 137 - Live from Redmond

by Cale Teeter 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

 

Other updates:


https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ilb-and-arm-support-for-ase/
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.


https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ansys-cfd-and-microsoft-azure-perform-the-best-hpc-scalability-in-the-cloud/

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-logic-apps-general-availability/

https://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/cloudandproud/

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Episode 136 - High Performance Compute

by Sujit D'Mello 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

Other updates:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-at-siggraph-2016/

Two new Azure regions are generally available to customers in the United States and across the globe: West US 2 and West Central US.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-two-new-azure-regions/

With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to Azure.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-sql-server-stretch-database/

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.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-always-encrypted-for-azure-sql-database/

The Azure ExpressRoute footprint is expanding to Paris, Newport/Wales, and Quebec City.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-azure-expressroute-in-additional-locations/

Microsoft Power BI Embedded is generally available with a standard service level agreement (SLA) in nine datacenters worldwide.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-microsoft-power-bi-embedded/

http://www.mikelanzetta.com/2015/12/tensorflow-on-azure-using-docker/

 

 

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Episode 135 - Live from London - Q&A with Russell Young

by Cale Teeter July 15, 2016

Cale talks to Russell Young, an Azure PFE from the UK in this unique podcast format. They have collected a sampling of questions that customers and staff in the UK have submitted, and try to answer them on the show. Oh and Cale happens to be in London as well!

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode135.mp3

 

Azure getting up to speed:

 

Azure Blog: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/

 

Cloud and Proud: https://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/cloudandproud/

 

Azure Fridays: https://friday.azure.com

 

Microsoft Virtual Academy: https://mva.microsoft.com/

 

VSTS ARM Infrastructure Deployment:
https://russellyoung.net/2016/04/15/arm-cd-vsts/

 

App insights widget for VSTS:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-application-insights-metric-widget-for-visual-studio-team-services/

 

Best practice for ARM templates:
https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/blob/master/1-CONTRIBUTION-GUIDE/best-practices.md#best-practices

 

OMS:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/operations-management-suite

 

https://github.com/cmatskas/AzureStorageCopy

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Episode 134 - Mapping AWS to Azure

by Cale Teeter July 7, 2016

Continuing from an episode we did previously, where we mapped Google Cloud Platform to Azure, we map AWS to Azure in this episode.

Media: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode134.mp3

http://aws.amazon.com

 

Other updates:

Windows Server containers on Azure Container Service private preview
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/windows-server-containers-using-docker-swarm-on-azure-container-service-private-preview/

General availability of IaaS migration from classic to resource manager
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/iaas-migration-ga/

New high availability checklist now available
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-high-availability-checklist-now-available/

DocumentDB throughput calculator update
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/documentdb-throughput-calculator-update/

Simpler Azure Management Libraries for Java
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simpler-azure-management-libraries-for-java/

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Episode 133 - Service Fabric in the real world

by Sujit D'Mello June 30, 2016

The guys talk to Todd Abel, a PM in the Azure Service Fabric team, about some considerations for using Service Fabric in real world scenarios.

Todd has shared his 'best practices' deck and some hands on labs that you can try.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtdXA-T4UyqjnI4kSqtSUT8b_7cojw

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode133.mp3

(First couple of minutes the sound quality is slightly degraded but the rest of the episode is fine. Sorry)

Other updates:

Azure HDInsight application platform: Install solutions built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-hdinsight-application-platform-install-solutions-built-for-the-apache-hadoop-ecosystem/

Two more things to keep your costs on track in DevTest Labs
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/keep-your-cost-on-track-in-devtestlabs/

Updated high availability and disaster recovery app design guidance
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/updated-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-app-design-guidance/

DNS security appliances in Azure
 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/dns-security-appliances-in-azure/

Version 1.1 of Solidity Extension released
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/caleteet/2016/06/19/version-1-1-of-solidity-extension-released/
https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/96221853-33c4-4531-bdd5-d2ea5acc4799

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and .NET Core 1.0 Available Now
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/06/27/visual-studio-2015-update-3-and-net-core-1-0-available-now/

 

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Episode 132 - Azure Government

by Sujit D'Mello June 22, 2016

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