19 episodes

News and analysis of Microsoft Azure with a Kiwi perspective in bite-sized chunks.

Azure Lunch Daniel Larsen and Matt Simpson

    • Technology

News and analysis of Microsoft Azure with a Kiwi perspective in bite-sized chunks.

    Ivan Towlson

    Ivan Towlson

    Ivan Towlson (@ppog_penguin) is a programmer, software architect and speaker. He works for Microsoft on the team responsible for Cloud-native developer tools including Helm, Draft, Brigade, Duffel, CNAB and VSCode extensions for Kubernetes. In this interview, recorded in a noisy Hotel lobby during Codemania 2019, we cover a wide range of topics from distributed data structures to functional languages to the history of .NET and why Microsoft is investing so heavily in opensource.

    • 31 min
    Tiago Barbosa on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    Tiago Barbosa on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

    In this episode of Azure Lunch I chat with Tiago Barbosa, a FastTrack for Azure Engineer based in Portugal, about his ten-year career at Microsoft from intern to Senior Engineer on the Azure Engineering Team. As well as several key announcements at the Microsoft //Build 2019 conference for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and much more.

    • 16 min
    Sharad Agrawal on Azure Front Door, the global HTTP load-balancer

    Sharad Agrawal on Azure Front Door, the global HTTP load-balancer

    In this fascinating interview, recorded at Microsoft //Build 2019, I talk with Sharad Agrawal, Program Manager at Microsoft about Azure Front Door. This remarkable service fronts some of the largest web properties on the planet, including Xbox, Bing, Teams, and Azure DevOps, serving millions of requests per second.

    • 24 min
    Dan Rosanova on Messaging in Azure and Craig Loewen on Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

    Dan Rosanova on Messaging in Azure and Craig Loewen on Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

    At Microsoft //Build 2019 I spent time talking to some of the people who build the products and services that run on Azure and on Windows. In this Build Special I combine two interviews; the first with Dan Rosanova, Group Program Manager for Azure Messaging, and the second with Craig Loewen, Program Manager for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

    • 14 min
    Divya Sangar on the new ExpressRoute Edge Node in Auckland

    Divya Sangar on the new ExpressRoute Edge Node in Auckland

    Divya Sangar started her career in Fiji doing Dialup Internet and PABX installations (when we used to connect customers by hand, crimping on to the MDFs). Now she works on one of the largest private owned fibre networks in the world, the Microsoft Azure Global Network. In this episode Divya takes us on her journey from Network Engineer to Global Networking Blackbelt, unraveling mysteries along the way of this fascinating area of computing that enables distributed services to operate at truly global scale.

    • 22 min
    Chimène Bonhomme - Enough Data Science to be Dangerous

    Chimène Bonhomme - Enough Data Science to be Dangerous

    In this episode I have the good fortune to spend some time with Chimène Bonhomme - A Data Scientist and Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft New Zealand. Chimène lists a Masters of Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Data Science, as well as a Bachelor of Health Science, Medical and Molecular Biosciences as two of her many amazing achievements. In this episode I ask Chimène for her perspective on Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, asking the question: How much data science is "enough to be dangerous"?

    • 24 min

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