Episode 50 - Tech Ed Europe Announcements

by Sujit D'Mello October 29, 2014

We discuss all the newest Azure services announced at Tech Ed Europe this week.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode50.mp3


Red Blue testing? http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Red-vs-Blue-Internal-security-penetration-testing-of-Microsoft-Azure


Tips and Tricks:



Setting non-UTC time zone in Azure VMs

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformationRealTimeIsUniversal = 1


TechEd announcements - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/azure-new-marketplace-network-improvements-new-batch-service-automation-service-more


  • Marketplace: Announcing Azure Marketplace and partnerships with key technology partners
  • Networking: Network Security Groups, Multi-NIC, Forced Tunneling, Source IP Affinity, and much more
  • Batch Computing: Public Preview of the new Azure Batch Computing Service
  • Automation: General Availability of the Azure Automation Service
  • Anti-malware: General Availability of Microsoft Anti-malware for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines: General Availability of many more VM extensions – PowerShell DSC, Octopus, VS Release Management



List of AzureConf 2014 Sessions:


  • Search Like a Pro with Azure Search
  • Performance Tuning Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Reducing latency on the web with the Azure CDN
  • Build Your Virtual Conference with Windows Azure
  • Caching in Azure, there’s more to that than Azure Caching Services
  • Meet Azure Files, your new Swiss Army Knife
  • Being Efficient with Azure Automation
  • Migrate SQL Federation to the new Data Elasticity framework
  • Game Services and Telemetry Processing in Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Web Jobs - the new way to run your workloads in the Cloud
  • Azure Services for Big Data









Anti-malware for VMs:






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Episode 49 - DevOps

by Sujit D'Mello October 22, 2014

Cale recently did a live Microsoft Virtual Academy session on DevOps and we talk to him about the importance of this when it comes to Azure. You can watch the entire 1-day session at the link below (may be a couple of days before the video recording is produced and posted).


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode49.mp3

The latest Azure news out of San Francisco by the Microsoft Azure leadership team:





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Episode 48 - Make it real with a Windows Phone app with Aure backend

by Sujit D'Mello October 15, 2014

We talk to Saquib Rashid, a Microsoft App Dev Consultant and Mobile Developer who has developed the very popular NJ Train Helper app which leverages various features in Azure. We talk to Saquib about the evolution of this app and how he leveraged various Azure features to provide additional functionality in the Phone app.

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Saquib's popular NJ Train Helper app: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/nj-train-helper/878e2210-5e4b-4256-ba2c-65b11f6c94ee


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode48.mp3


Apache Storm now on Azure


Reddogdowntime app for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=fafc8f4c-c4d5-47af-8b63-788119f750b0


Microsoft Virtual Academy one-day session on Dev/Test in a Dev Ops world n October 20th - our very own Cale Teeter is one of the speakers.

Free registration http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/liveevents/dev-test-scenarios-in-the-devops-world


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Episode 47 - DocumentDB

by Sujit D'Mello October 9, 2014

We talk to Ryan CrawCour, a Senior PM on the DocumentDB team about ... well DocumentDB! This is a new NoSQL database-as-a-service that is currently in Preview on Azure.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode47.mp3


Getting started with DocumentDB - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/documentdb/



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Episode 46 - Sharepoint Apps on Azure

by Sujit D'Mello October 1, 2014

Evan and Sujit talk to Andrew Connell, a renowned independent SharePoint consultant (who also has his own Podcast).  Andrew has leveraged Azure to extend SharePoint via the new App model and he shares his experiences with us.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode46.mp3


Andrew's Podcast website: http://www.microsoftcloudshow.com/

Some of his work with the Microsoft SharePoint team: github.com/officedev


And he has his own Azure-related startup too http://www.kerrb.com/




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Episode 45 - Roundtable discussion on new Azure updates

by Sujit D'Mello September 24, 2014

The guys talk about the new 'D' series VMs, Mark Russinovich's promotion to CTO of Azure, Redis Cache and penetration testing your apps on Azure.

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Episode 44 - Docker & Kubernetes

by Sujit D'Mello September 17, 2014

We talk to Microsoft Azure consultant Andrew Weiss, who specializes on IAAS, on how to use Docker and Kubernetes on Azure.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode44.mp3


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Episode 43 - Under the Covers

by Sujit D'Mello September 10, 2014

Evan talks to long-time Microsoftie John Gose who is the guy that is called when the Azure Infrastructure does not work as expected.

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode43.mp3


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Episode 42 - Azure Search

by Sujit D'Mello September 3, 2014

The guys talk to Sandrino Di Mattia, an Azure Consultant from Belgium, who has recently focused on the new Azure Search service and done some groundbreaking work around this service.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode42.mp3


Some links to Sandrino's work:

Manage your Azure Search index with this Site Extension for Azure Web Sites: http://fabriccontroller.net/blog/posts/new-site-extension-available-for-azure-web-sites-search-portal-for-azure-search/

.NET client for Azure Search: http://fabriccontroller.net/blog/posts/introducing-microsoft-azure-search-and-the-reddog-search-client-sdk/

Getting Started with Azure Search: http://justazure.com/getting-started-microsoft-azure-search/



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Episode 41 - Upgrading SQL Azure Applications

by Sujit D'Mello August 27, 2014

The guys talk with Rama Ramani (Azure CAT team) about a White Paper that he and his team recently published on upgrading cloud apps with minimal disruption.


White Paper: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn790385.aspx


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode41.mp3



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