April 22, 2015
Cale gives us the low-down on the Data Factory service.
Service details: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/data-factory/
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode74.mp3
Great guidance on Cloud Application Design and Implementation from the Patterns and Practices team at Microsoft. https://github.com/mspnp/azure-guidance
Upcoming Azure Bootcamp sessions: http://global.azurebootcamp.net/
April 15, 2015
We talk to Hugh Valentine of Cloud Point, an Azure hybrid, hosting and migration specialist firm in the UK. He shares some thoughts and observations on cloud adoption and migration strategies.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode73.mp3
April 1, 2015
Evan and Sujit talk to Adam Abdelhamed who is a PM for the new Azure Portal. He gives us the scoop on the design of the new Portal and future plans.
Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode71.mp3
Provide feedback on the new portal: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/223579-azure-preview-portal
Great resource for diagnosing and fixing a number of VNET and hybrid issues:
March 26, 2015
Cale and Sujit chat with Mark Grimes, a long-time MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and MCS consultant on the new certification exams for Azure. Who are they meant for, how to prepare and what are the advantages of these certifications? We get answers from the pros. Cale is also involved with teaching courses for these exams so he weighs in as well.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode70.mp3
Mark has put together a consolidated set of links for more information on the 70-533 exam:
A blog post by PM Lichun Li describing causes of common VM/web/worker instance allocation failures and suggesting possible remediation steps.
March 18, 2015
The guys talk about a number of topics including:
Row Hammer bug http://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2015/03/exploiting-dram-rowhammer-bug-to-gain.html
Azure IoT Suite http://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2015/03/16/microsoft-announces-azure-iot-suite/
Lack of PaaS in Azure Pack
Max connections in VMs
Favorite Azure Feature
Something in Azure that drives you crazy
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode69.mp3
ECC - Error-correcting code
Azure RemoteApp PowerShell cmdlets are publically available
March 11, 2015
We talk to Robin Shahan and Michael Collier, the authors of a new free eBook on the Fundamentals of Azure. Besides being Azure MVPs, Michael is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft and Robin has her own consulting company Nightbird Consulting where she provides training and helps companies architect and develop effecient solutions using the Azure platform.
Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode68.mp3
Download the free book here: http://aka.ms/fundamentalsofazure
Robin can be found on Twitter as @RobinDotNet, and you can read her articles about Azure (and other subjects) at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com
· Michael's Blog: http://www.michaelscollier.com
· Twitter: @MichaelCollier
March 5, 2015
Cale and Sujit talk to Pranav Rastogi who is a Program Manager for the Redis Cache Service.
Azure Cache info:
Cloud and Enterprise Symbol Set v2.08
The Azure Symbol Set is now the updated and expanded Cloud and Enterprise Symbols.
Some cool demo scenarios w/ Barracuda that recently came out – videos look good and useful
Deploying Multi-Tier Architecture in Azure,
1. Overview -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B27WqIbbfw
2. Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtMkZyhhl28
Publishing and Securing your Sharepoint Application
- Overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKJcmmLGV_o
- Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4QDRFaU02o
Securing High Business Impact (HBI) Applications in Azure
1. Overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Asqg1rV-UY
2. Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyd-l8z6gYM
Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose capabilities released to Beta.
Running ASP.Net vNext in Docker on Linux
New Azure Training Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396
Delivered via Platform Installer. Called Azure Readiness Content
February 19, 2015
Evan and Sujit talk to Nick Burling who is VP of Product Management at Blue Stripe Software http://bluestripe.com a Microsoft Gold Partner that builds products to support and monitor Azure deployments.
Nick shares his views on the adoption of Azure, some of the challenges that companies face in moving to the cloud and the surprising success of Azure Pack.
Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode65.mp3
White paper from Blue Stripe on monitoring Azure Pack.