Episode 440 - Azure and SAP - Better Together!

by Evan Basalik September 29, 2022

The team catches up with Holger Bruchelt to get an update SAP and why we now say "SAP and Azure" and not "SAP on Azure"


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode440.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/T70PrDkSQvI


https://microsoft.com/SAP - Overall picture at SAP on Azure

https://aka.ms/acss - This is THE central entry point for Azure Center for SAP Solutions

Overview and architecture of the SAP CDC capabilities (preview) - Azure Data Factory – this is the new SAP CDC Connector for ADF

https://youtube.com/SAPonAzure - our YouTube channel for SAP on Azure 


Other updates:

Public preview: Customer initiated storage account conversion | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Microsoft Ignite - Oct 12-14th, UK will have some in person element in Manchester this year, and local events will also take place in France, Germany, Latin America, Japan and China;  Showcase of the latest innovations from Microsoft and partners.




Netapp Files now available in Korea South, Sweden Central

Cross-region replication now in Korea Central/south, North Central US, East US 2, France Central and West Europe;

Backup feature in public preview now expanded to SE Asia, UK South

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-unmanaged-disks-will-be-retired-on-30-september-2025/  Managed disks have now been available for several years (2017), and unmanaged discs are being retired - so you need to migrate before 30 sept 2025.  Advantages of managed discs include reliability, scalability, capacity, bursting, shared discs, etc.


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Episode 439 - APIM Self Hosted Gateway V2

by Kendall Roden September 25, 2022

Kendall and Sujit talk to Tom Kerkhove again, now a Senior Software Engineer in the Azure team and still the maintainer of KEDA. He gives us insights into the new API Management Self Hosted Gateway V2 option, which allows customers to host API Management capabilities in other clouds and on-premises with many more deployment options.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode439.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/qgtnKyIeyqU














Other updates:



General availability: Standard network features for Azure NetApp Files | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Virtual datacenter tour | Azure global infrastructure experience (microsoft.com)


Generally available: Resizing of peered virtual networks | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


API Server VNet Integration in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) - Azure Kubernetes Service | Microsoft Learn

Public preview: Operation abort | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


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Episode 438 - Azure NAT Gateway

by Evan Basalik September 14, 2022

The team catches up with Aimee Littleton, PM on the Azure Networking team, to learn more about NAT Gateway and when customers should be using it. Short answer = whenever you have outbound network connectivity as part of your workload!


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode438.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/cmU5hNEISlg


What is Azure Virtual Network NAT? | Microsoft Docs

Dive deep into NAT gateway’s SNAT port behavior | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure


Other Updates:

General availability: Azure Communication Services support for Teams identities | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


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Episode 437 - Azure CXP CRE Low Code Automation

by Evan Basalik September 6, 2022

James Tabor from the Azure CXP CRE (Customer Reliability Engineering) team shares how he improves team productivity by building Power Platform Apps and gives us tips and tricks to get us started on the same journey.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode437.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/_t6BIh-9vHI


Other Updates:

Public preview: Ephemeral OS disks supports host-based encryption using customer managed key | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Generally available: Live resize for Premium SSD and Standard SSD Disk Storage | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure



Elevate your visualizations with Azure Managed Grafana—now generally available



Microsoft Cost Management updates – August 2022



Azure private MEC—A thriving partner ecosystem



Azure Virtual Machines with Ampere Altra Arm–based processors—generally available




Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache | Microsoft Docs

Public preview: App Configuration references for App Service and Azure Functions | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Generally available: Azure Functions extension for Event Grid blob trigger | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


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Episode 436 - App Services on Kestrel

by Evan Basalik August 28, 2022

The team catches up with Byron Tardif from the App Services team to learn about App Services' migration to Kestrel+YARP (Yet Another Reverse Proxy)


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode436.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/OuPj4RAGDLQ


A Heavy Lift: Bringing Kestrel + YARP to Azure App Services - .NET Blog (microsoft.com)

gRPC support on App Service now in Public Preview - Azure App Service


Submit App Services ideas at Web Apps · Community (azure.com)




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Episode 435 - HPC on Azure

by Evan Basalik August 20, 2022

The team catches up with Bill Paxson and Rob Futrick to learn about Azure HPC and the unique way in which the Microsoft Support team is supports HPC customers



Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode435.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/1y1iDUvx75A


High-performance computing (HPC) on Azure - Azure Architecture Center | Microsoft Docs

High Performance Computing – HPC | Microsoft Azure



Other updates:

Monday, August 15, 2022

9:00 PM

Use Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver for Azure Blob storage on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) - Azure Kubernetes Service | Microsoft Docs



Azure Data Explorer: Log and telemetry analytics benchmark



Announcing Microsoft Dev Box Preview




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Episode 434 - Azure Traffic Manager

by Evan Basalik August 11, 2022

Evan and Cynthia speak with Abhishek Tiwari, Director of Software Engineering about the diverse types of situations traffic manager can be used in, how Microsoft has built a service to support 100% SLA, and how traffic manager can even be leveraged as part of a cloud modernization effort in a hybrid scenario. 

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode434.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/NhuJlK_vOEs


What is Traffic Manager?

How Traffic Manager Works

Traffic Manager routing methods


Review and remove AAD inactive users in Public Preview

Public preview: Azure Dedicated Host restart

General availability: Azure App Service Environment v3 support for custom domain suffix


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Episode 433 - Azure Relay Service

by Sujit D'Mello August 4, 2022


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Episode 432 - App Config Service

by Sujit D'Mello July 28, 2022

Cale and Sujit discuss the little-known. but very important App Config Service which simplifies configurations for all applications on Azure.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode432.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/P6QsUY0zdQQ

Resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-app-configuration/overview


Other updates:

Azure empowers easy-to-use, high-performance, and hyperscale model training using DeepSpeed



Microsoft Cost Details API now generally available for EA and MCA customers



Azure Confidential Ledger goes GA



Satya announced the general availability of Azure confidential ledger at INSPIRE


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Episode 431 - Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

by Cynthia Kreng July 14, 2022

We chat with Nir Mashkowski, Principal PM Manager, about the evolution of PaaS since its inception 10+ years ago, some of the usage patterns that he has observed, the benefits and reasoning of using PaaS services, and the future of where Azure PaaS services is headed. 

Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode431.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/b3zUtaCnhTE


Overview - Azure App Service | Microsoft Docs

Azure Functions Overview | Microsoft Docs

What is Azure Static Web Apps? | Microsoft Docs

Azure Container Apps documentation | Microsoft Docs

Dapr - Distributed Application Runtime

KEDA | Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling


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