Episode 426 - Defender for the Cloud

by Sujit D'Mello June 8, 2022

Audrey Long, a Senior Security Software Engineer in Commercial Software Engineering at Microsoft, discusses the Defender for the Cloud service. She explains how the service plays an important part in securing our assets and apps in Azure and other clouds as well. 

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode426.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/w5wG6Bf2aQY


Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/defender-for-cloud/defender-for-cloud-introduction


Other updates:

General availability: Storage optimized Azure VMs deliver higher performance for data analytics. | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Generally available: Azure NC A100 v4 virtual machines for AI | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


General availability: New portal experience for Microsoft Artifact Registry | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure



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Episode 425 - BUILD 2022 Updates

by Sujit D'Mello May 30, 2022

Special guest Mark Eisenberg (Senior CSAM at Microsoft), co-hosts with Kendall, Evan and Sujit on this special edition of the Podcast to offer his insights into the various Azure announcements at BUILD 2022.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode425.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/1xoGKpDyRxs

Resources: https://news.microsoft.com/build-2022-book-of-news/


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Episode 424 - Landing Zone Accelerator for API Management

by Sujit D'Mello May 16, 2022

Our very own Cynthia Kreng, who is a PM in the Worldwide Customer Success Unit focused on Developer acceleration, talks to us about one their first offerings in API Management.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode424.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/UusIj1ikvLM


Repo: https://aka.ms/EnterpriseScale-APIM

Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-adoption-framework/scenarios/app-platform/api-management/landing-zone-accelerator


Other resources:

Manage Red Hat workloads seamlessly on Azure



Accelerating innovation in the diabetic foot market with Azure Health Data Services



Join us and the developer community to celebrate Azure Static Web Apps




Microsoft Build 5/24-5/26




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Episode 423 - Azure Cache for Redis

by Cynthia Kreng May 7, 2022

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Episode 422 - Open Service Mesh

by Kendall Roden April 28, 2022

Thomas Stringer is a Software Engineering Lead in the Open Service Mesh team at Microsoft and he gives us insights into the OSM add-on for AKS and tells us why that makes applications on AKS so much more secure.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode422.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/DICsJmFSGCs

Resources: https://openservicemesh.io/

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (cncf.io)


Other updates:

General availability: App Service - Networking capabilities added to Basic pricing tier | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Public preview: App Service - Configure networking in Azure Portal during app creation | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


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Episode 421 - Project Flash

by Evan Basalik April 21, 2022

The team talks with Pujitha and Sidhanshu about Project Flash, an initiative to improve VM availability monitoring that allows for immediate actions and trend analysis at scale.


Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode421.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/c7vXz-tjQAA

Resources: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advancing-azure-virtual-machine-availability-monitoring-with-project-flash/ 



Other updates:

Public preview: Azure SQL Database Hyperscale reverse migration to general purpose tier 


General availability: Zone redundancy for Azure SQL Database general purpose tier


Azure Purview is now Microsoft Purview


Getting rid of credentials in Azure (multi-part)


Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-April 2022 


Generally available: IBM WebSphere on Azure with evaluation licensing






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Episode 420 - Infrastructure as Code

by Sujit D'Mello April 14, 2022

Microsoft MVP, Director of Solution Architecture at WTW and all things Azure expert, Sam Cogan, joins us for an in-depth discussion on Infrastructure as Code. He shares his views and give us valuable tips for having a good IaC strategy.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode420.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/PlfAS6eUfzE

Blog: https://samcogan.com


Other updates:

Generally available: Azure storage table access using Azure Active Directory | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


Microsoft is announcing the general availability of the Ebs/Ebds v5 memory optimized Azure VM series, that deliver up to 300% increase in remote storage performance compared to prior generation VMs.


Generally available: Azure Data Explorer Inline script deployment with ARM Template | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure


General availability: Azure Data Explorer supports Azure private endpoints | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure

No need to expose public endpoints or expose data over public internet to enable access from ADX clusters.


Update: Azure AD Graph retirement date | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure

Extended retirement to move to Microsoft Graph - now 31 Dec 2022 (was 30 June 22).  Feature updates are going into MS Graph, not AD Graph


General availability: Azure Backup now supports vault-archive tier for Azure VMs | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure

More GB but cheaper overall, using vault-archive instead of vault-standard









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Episode 419 - Azure Front Door

by Evan Basalik April 7, 2022


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Episode 418 - Azure Marketplace

by Sujit D'Mello March 31, 2022

We have a wonderful discussion with David Starr, a Principal Software Engineer from the Commercial Marketplace Services team (and fellow hoster of his own Podcast) to talk about the services available to ISVs and customers to get their cloud applications and solutions visibility via the Azure Marketplace so then can monetize them. We discuss Azure Managed Apps, App Source and various technical and business details around these services.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode418.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gu8N0sjnkLA


Azure Marketplace - https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/

AppSource - https://appsource.microsoft.com/

Mastering the Marketplace technical learning library - https://aka.ms/MasteringTheMarketplace

Azure for Executives podcast - https://aka.ms/AzureForExec

Get started here - https://partner.microsoft.com


Other updates:

App Service Environment version 1 and version 2 will be retired on 31 August 2024





Diversifying the telecommunications supply chain with Open RAN



Accelerate silicon design innovation on Azure with Synopsys Cloud



Introducing the new Azure Front Door: Reimagined for modern apps and content



Public preview: Azure dedicated host support in AKS




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Episode 417 - App Service Diagnostics

by Cynthia Kreng March 23, 2022

Yun Jung Choi, a PM in the Azure team, give us details about a valuable feature of the popular App Service, that allows customers to perform a variety of advanced troubleshooting tasks right within the Azure Portal.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode417.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/A8IB5A2YWFI

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


Other updates:

Manage port forwarding for backend pool with Azure Load Balancer



5 reasons to attend the Modernize and Migrate with Hybrid Cloud Flexibility digital event



Accelerate graphics-heavy workloads using NVads A10 v5 Azure



Azure confidential computing with NVIDIA GPUs for trustworthy AI



Public preview: Azure Container Registry on Azure Stack Hub | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure





Azure QnA Maker will be retired on 31 March 2025



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