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Cynthia Kreng, Kendall Roden, Cale Teeter, Evan Basalik, Russell Young & Sujit D'Mello work at Microsoft in the cloud and services area. They specialize in building and supporting enterprise apps and services that leverage the cloud.

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Cynthia Kreng, Kendall Roden, Cale Teeter, Evan Basalik, Russell Young & Sujit D'Mello work at Microsoft in the cloud and services area. They specialize in building and supporting enterprise apps and services that leverage the cloud.

    Episode 342 - Azure Digital Twins

    Episode 342 - Azure Digital Twins

    We had a chance to talk with Ines Khelifi, the Principal PM Manager for Azure Digital Twins on the different use cases she has seen, the latest preview, and how Azure Digital Twins can be utilized in the times of COVID-19. Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode342.mp3 Resources: Azure Digital Twins Public Preview announcement blog - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-digital-twins-powering-the-next-generation-of-iot-connected-solutions/  Azure Digital Twins product page: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/digital-twins/ for product overview, details about customer & partner stories, technical deep dive videos and more. Azure Digital Twins documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/digital-twins/ for getting started with tutorials, samples and more. Other Updates: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-lifecycle-management-concepts?tabs=azure-portal   Azure Advisor Quick Fix is now available Published date: August 05, 2020 Azure Advisors new Quick Fix feature makes optimization at scale faster and easier by allowing users to remediate recommendations for multiple resources simultaneously and with only a few clicks. Users can now multi-select resources to take the recommended Advisor actions on all selected resources as a bulk operation instead of having to remediate each resource individually. Quick Fix also creates a consistent, streamlined, and more automated experience for Advisor recommendation remediation. At launch, Quick Fix is enabled for a subset of Advisor recommendations in the Azure portal, with more on the way. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-advisor-quick-fix-is-now-available/   New Azure SQL Learning Tools help reduce the global technology skills gap https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-sql-learning-tools-help-reduce-the-global-technology-skills-gap/   The Azure Cloud Shell tools image is now open sourced Published date: August 10, 2020 Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based, authenticated shell experience to manage your cloud resources.  The Cloud Shell experience contains common command line tools to manage resources across both Azure and M365, and can now be found on GitHub. You can now file issues or pull requests directly to the tools image, and any changes that occur there will be reflected in the next release of Cloud Shell.  You can use this container image in other management scenarios, with many tools already installed and updated regularly, removing the concern about updating your cloud management tools.  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/cloudshell-github/   Encryption of backup data using customer managed keys is in public preview Published date: August 12, 2020 When backing up your Azure Virtual Machines, you can now encrypt your data using keys owned and managed by you. Azure Backup lets you use your RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault for encrypting your backups. The encryption key used for encrypting backups may be different from the one used for the source. The data is protected using an AES 256 based data encryption key (DEK), which is, in turn, protected using your keys stored in the Key Vault. This gives you full control over the data and the keys. This feature is in public preview for new vaults in all Azure regions. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/encryption-of-backup-data-using-customer-managed-keys-is-in-public-preview/  

    Episode 341 - What are CSAs

    Episode 341 - What are CSAs

    Microsoft Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Levi Romandine, shares his experiences working with Hi-tech customers in Silicon Valley. He explains the role of the CSA and talks about some of the challenges these customers encounter when moving to Azure. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode341.mp3   Other updates: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/creating-cloud-ready-environments-with-azure-landing-zones/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-hdinsight-now-supports-virtual-network-service-endpoint-policies/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/nfs-30-support-for-azure-blob-storage-is-now-in-preview/

    Episode 340 - Messaging Services

    Episode 340 - Messaging Services

    Azure has a number of top-notch messaging services in Event Grid, Event Hubs, Service Bus, IoT Hub, Relay etc. It can be confusing at times as to which one is the right one for the job. Luckily for us we have the expert in the field, Principal Azure Architect Clemens Vasters, to help us sort through the various options. He gives is very clear guidance on which service should be used for various use-cases in this very insightful episode. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode340.mp3   Other updates: Migrate to the cloud with confidence https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/migrate-to-the-cloud-with-confidence/ MS Inspire! https://myinspire.microsoft.com/  

    Episode 339 - Durable Functions

    Episode 339 - Durable Functions

    Chris Gillum, an Engineering Manager in the Azure Serverless team, talks to us about the value of Durable Functions in serverless computing. He explains the underlying architecture of the Azure Serverless Architecture and how and why Durable Functions play a role in an application design.  Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode339.mp3 Resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/durable/   Other updates: Azure Data Factory Managed Virtual Network https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-data-factory-managed-virtual-network/ Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-azure-shared-disks-and-new-azure-disk-storage-enhancements/ AMD-based memory-optimized Azure virtual machines now available in more regions https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/amd-based-memory-optimized-azure-virtual-machines-now-available-in-more-regions/ Introducing the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-microsoft-azure-wellarchitected-framework/    

    Episode 338 - ADLS Gen 1 to Gen 2

    Episode 338 - ADLS Gen 1 to Gen 2

    Principal PM in the Azure PG, Rukmani Gopalan joins us on the continuing discussion on ADLS. This time we focus on migration from Gen 1 to Gen 2. Rukmani gives us the background behind the two services and how and why you should migrate. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode338.mp3 Here are some resources that help you learn more about ADLS Gen1 to ADLS Gen2 migrations. Plan your data lake migration from ADLS Gen1 to ADLS Gen2 ADLS Gen1 to ADLS Gen2 migrations – samples with step by step instructions   Other updates: Revocation of non-compliant Certificate Authorities potentially impacting customer’s Azure service(s). Published date: July 15, 2020 Certificate Authority (CA) Browser members recently published reports detailing multiple certificates issued by CA vendors that are used by Microsoft customers, as well as the greater technology community, that were out of compliance with industry standards for publicly trusted CAs. The reports regarding the non-compliant CAs can be found here:  1. Bug 1649951 2. Bug 1650910 As per standard compliance requirements, CA vendors began revoking non-compliant CAs and issuing compliant CAs which require customers to re-issue their certificates. Microsoft is partnering closely with these vendors to minimize the potential impact to Azure Services, however self-issued certificates or certificates used in “Bring Your Own Certificate” (BYOC) scenarios are still at risk of being unexpectedly revoked.  From Azure Partner Zone brings new resources and special events for Partners https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-partner-zone-brings-new-resources-and-special-events-for-partners/ Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions is now in preview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-monitor-for-sap-solutions-is-now-in-preview/ Azure Maps Power BI visual now in preview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-maps-power-bi-visual-now-in-preview/ Powerful Devs Conference https://powerfuldevsconf.splashthat.com/

    Episode 337 - Azure Data Lake Storage - Multi-Protocol Access

    Episode 337 - Azure Data Lake Storage - Multi-Protocol Access

    The team is joined by Stephen Wu from ADLS to talk about how the ADLS Gen 2 team is working to simplify the Storage conversation for Azure customers by driving for feature parity with Blob Storage.   Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode337.mp3 Resources: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/static-website-for-azure-data-lake-storage-now-in-public-preview/   Other updates: Azure Monitor for Key Vault is now in preview Published date: June 24, 2020 Get comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults along with a unified view of your Azure Key Vault performance, requests, failures, and latency by using Azure Monitor for Key Vault (in preview). Built on the Azure Monitor Workbooks platform, Key Vault insights offers: • At-scale perspective displaying a snapshot view of performance based on the requests, breakdown of failures, and an overview of the operations and latency. • Drill-down analysis of a particular key vault to perform detailed analysis. • The ability to customize—Change which metrics you want to see, modify or set thresholds that align with your limits, and save your own workbook. • The ability to pin charts in the workbook to Azure dashboards. • Integration with Azure Monitor Logs for additional data on your Azure Key Vault activity. From https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-cli-june-2020-update/   ->23 new services including Synapse, Peering, Databricks   Azure Storage 200 TB block blob size is now in preview Published date: June 30, 2020 Azure Blob storage provides massively scalable object storage for workloads including application data, HPC, backup, and high-scale workloads. We’ve increased the maximum size of a single blob from 5 TB to 200 TB, now available in preview. The increase in blob size better supports use cases from seismic data processing to genomics that require support for multiple object sizes. To support the 200 TB blob size, we’re increasing the maximum allowable block size from 100 MB to 4,000 MB and maintaining support for up to 50,000 blocks in a single blob. The 200 TB blob size is available for preview in all Azure public regions with hot, cool, and premium tiers. There are no billing changes.  From   Azure AI: Build mission-critical AI apps with new Cognitive Services capabilities https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-ai-build-missioncritical-ai-apps-with-new-cognitive-services-capabilities/ Reimagining virtual collaboration for the future of work and learning https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/07/08/reimagining-virtual-collaboration-future-work-learning Easily add voice commands to your apps with Custom Commands https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-ai/easily-add-voice-commands-to-your-apps-with-custom-commands/ba-p/1503443 Form recognizer GA https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/form-recognizer/ Azure LB insights using azure monitor for networks https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/introducing-azure-load-balancer-insights-using-azure-monitor-for-networks/ Azure firewall manager GA https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-firewall-manager-is-now-generally-available/  

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Great insight into the Azure platform

An informative team giving great insight to the Azure platform in each Podcast. Thanks for the effort all! I enjoy these very much.

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