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 399 - Chain of blocks evolution
We talk to our very own Cale Teeter about the current state of Blockchain technology and how it is changing the way we deploy these networks in Azure and build applications. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode399.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/_biNB9p5_Fw Resources: Migration announcement to QBS -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/action-required-migrate-your-azure-blockchain-service-data-by-10-september-2021/ QBS Preview -> https://consensys.net/quorum/qbs/ Quickstart for Developers -> https://consensys.net/quorum/developers/ NFT sidechain -> https://docs.palm.io/ Azure SQL Ledger -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/ledger-overview Confidential Consortium Framework -> https://microsoft.github.io/CCF/main/overview/concepts.html Other updates: SpaceCows – using AI, space technology and cloud to protect the Top End – Microsoft Australia News Centre Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with new languages including Russian, Bulgarian, other Cyrillic and more Latin languages. This release also highlight handwritten OCR support for many languages, along with enhancements for digital PDFs and Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) text in identity documents. Join us on Azure IaaS Day: Learn to increase agility and resiliency of your infrastructure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/join-us-on-azure-iaas-day-learn-to-increase-agility-and-resiliency-of-your-infrastructure/ 5 reasons to join the Modernize Apps and Data with Azure and Power Apps free virtual event https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/5-reasons-to-join-the-modernize-apps-and-data-with-azure-and-power-apps-free-virtual-event/ The Enclave Device Blueprint for confidential computing at the edge https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-enclave-device-blueprint-for-confidential-computing-at-the-edge/ Public preview: Azure Spring Cloud RBAC config server and registry access and Nginx logs and metrics | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure General availability: Azure Spring Cloud application health monitoring and end-to-end TLS/SSL | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Public preview: Visual Studio Code for the Web | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure
Episode 398 - Hear ye! Hear ye!
Evan and Sujit catch up on the flurry of Azure updates from the past week. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode398.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/J0Vq3IGlTFY Updates: Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc-enabled servers now in public preview From SpaceCows – using AI, space technology and cloud to protect the Top End – Microsoft Australia News Centre AKS Related Public preview: HTTPS proxy configuration support | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Public preview: AKS support for WebAssembly System Interface (WASI) workloads | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Enable Cloud Controller Manager (Preview) - Azure Kubernetes Service | Microsoft Docs Public preview: IPv6 for Kubenet | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure General availability: Azure Monitor container insights for Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Microsoft says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded (msn.com) Networking Utilize the Service Tag Discovery API to retrieve a list of Service Tags and corresponding IP ranges to easily configure on-premises firewalls and Azure resources. Public preview: Customize Azure Static Web Apps authentication with a serverless function Published date: October 13, 2021 You can now define a serverless function that is invoked whenever a user successfully logs in to your static web app. This function can assign custom roles to the logged in user. You can use these roles to configure route-based authorization rules; and other serverless functions in your app can also access these roles. From Generally available: IP-based website protection for Azure Static Web Apps | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure SQL Leverage user-assigned managed identity for transparent data encryption (TDE) with customer managed keys, and more for SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance. From General availability: Azure Monitor application insights in Azure Spring Cloud | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure
Episode 397 - Capacity Reservation
The team spends time with Bill DeForeest to learn about Capacity Reservation and how that fits into the broader picture of Reserved Instances, Capacity management, and how to best manage allocating your overall VM fleet. Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode397.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/SNmUF1DXYJY Resources: Documentation: aka.ms/on-demand-capacity-reservations-docs Introductory video with demo: aka.ms/on-demand-capacity-reservations-Preview-Video Updates: General availability: Enable hierarchical namespace for existing Azure Storage accounts Upgrade Azure Blob Storage with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 capabilities Upgrading Azure Blob Storage with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 capabilities Ebook: Fusion development approach to building apps using Power Apps New Azure VMware Solution updates and global expansion drives customer success The wait (list) is over: Azure NetApp Files is enterprise-ready in your Azure portal Microsoft named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for data integration tools Azure NetApp Files Datastores for Azure VMware Solution is coming soon
Episode 396 - How Vattenfall uses Azure
The team meets Vattenfall's Marcus Melin and Mikael Söderström to learn how they are leveraging Azure to help enable the use of renewable energy 24x7 by their customers Also, be sure to go back and listen to the Sustainability solutions in Azure episode where the team first heard about Vattenfall from Conor Kelly. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode396.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/SgULg_YJT4k Resources: https://vattenfall.se/24-7 Other updates: Govern your data wherever it resides with Azure Purview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/govern-your-data-wherever-it-resides-with-azure-purview/ Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – September 2021 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-cost-management-and-billing-updates-september-2021/ Building a digital guide dog for railway passengers with impaired vision https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/ai-customer-engineering-team/building-a-digital-guide-dog-for-railway-passengers-with/ba-p/2749612 Azure IoT middleware for FreeRTOS in general availability | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure General availability: Azure Sphere OS version 21.09 | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure
Episode 395 - SAP on Azure
The team spends time with fellow podcaster Ravi Kashyap to learn more about running SAP on Azure and how to be successful doing so. Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode395.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/6fnmW845OA4 Resources: Ravi's book on SAP on Azure https://SAPonMicrosoftAzure.com (special 15% discount code for our listeners MAAA15) If you want to learn more about the book https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PQbtdLHB4eDWjJUHi4Hhy Ravi's and Nathan's Podcast on SAP on Azure https://www.saponazuretalk.com/ Other updates: Azure Backup provides packaged pre-post scripts for Oracle VMs that can be used to instantly backup, create instant clones, reduce backup storage cost, and performance impact. Announcing the private preview of the Configuration and SAP Installation for the SAP Deployment Auto https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/running-sap-applications-on-the/announcing-the-private-preview-of-the-configuration-and-sap/ba-p/2760059
Episode 394 - Quantum Update
Principal Software Engineer in the Quantum Computing group, Mariia Mykhailova talks to us of the state of the technology and gives us tips on how to upskill and build Quantum applications today that can be deployed to Azure. Media File: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode394.mp3 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A7Mnd9rvw4 Resources: Microsoft Quantum overview Azure Quantum documentation Quantum computing foundations on Microsoft Learn The Quantum Katas Coding contests Q# Pocket Guide authored by Mariia available on O'Reilly in early release form. Updates: Join us behind the scenes at Azure, thanks to the Well-Architected Framework Video analytics at the edge, an ideal technology for 5G cloud monetization Boost your network security with new updates to Azure Firewall Public preview: Scale-down mode in AKS Zone redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage now generally available