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This is the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast. We talk about all things Microsoft Azure and share our experiences and thoughts on the way. Your hosts are Tobias Zimmergren and Jussi Roine.

Ctrl+Alt+Azure Tobias Zimmergren, Jussi Roine

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This is the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast. We talk about all things Microsoft Azure and share our experiences and thoughts on the way. Your hosts are Tobias Zimmergren and Jussi Roine.

    213 - Reflections from Microsoft Ignite 2023

    213 - Reflections from Microsoft Ignite 2023

    Microsoft pushes into chip manufacturing, we heard about new chips like Azure Maia and Azure Cobalt. There's also the Azure AI Studio, all the new and updated Microsoft Copilots, the updated Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture (MCRA), Microsoft Cloud PKI, The Windows App, and more. Tobias asks Jussi an unexpected question about being turned into a cat.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(02:18) - Show content starts.
    Show links- Announcing Azure AI Studio preview (microsoft.com)- Azure AI Studio: ai.azure.com- Copilots: See them all in the Book of News- AI transformation and the technology driving change- What’s new in Azure AI Platforms – Charting the Future with Innovative AI and ML- Security Adoption Framework- Cloud PKI- Windows App- Microsoft SSE
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    212 - Developing generative AI apps with AI-050

    212 - Developing generative AI apps with AI-050

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced courseware and studying materials for Azure OpenAI. We look at this 1-day course and reflect on the content, who this course is best suited for, and what one should learn. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(02:02) - Community highlights.(04:42) - Show content starts.
    Community Highlights- Uli Homann, CVP & Distinguished Architect at Microsoft: Deepening Well-Architected guidance for workloads hosted on Azure (microsoft.com)
    Show links- Course details: AI-050- Course Details: AI-102- Request access to AOAI: Limited access to Azure OpenAI Service - Azure AI services

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    211 - Reflections on upskilling with Microsoft Applied Skills

    211 - Reflections on upskilling with Microsoft Applied Skills

    Microsoft recently announced the Applied Skills initiative. We talk about what it is, how it compares to Microsoft certifications, and our experience in completing the assessments of the initiative. Also, reflections on hiring and recruiting and skills in general. Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(03:48) - Community highlights.(05:18) - Show content starts.
    Community Highlights- TJ Devine: Microsoft 365 Copilot is generally available
    Show links- Applied Skills announcement (Microsoft)- Applied Skills
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    210 - Reflecting on the Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023

    210 - Reflecting on the Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023

    In this episode, we delve into the annual Microsoft Digital Defense Report, the 2023 edition. We dive into some of the findings and reflect a bit on what this means. Some surprises here, but also some known threat angles.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(02:40) - Community highlights.(04:07) - Show content starts.
    Community Highlights- Gregor Reimling: The new Azure Update Center is GA Part 1 – three big reasons to migrate to Update Center and forget the classic Update Management Center 
    Show links- Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023 (Microsoft)- What is the Cybercrime Atlas? (Tobias Zimmergren)
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    209 - Azure Updates

    209 - Azure Updates

    In this episode, we take a look at recent updates to Azure. What's new, what's in preview, and what's interesting? Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(03:52) - Community highlights.(08:30) - Show content starts.
    Community Highlights- James Berger | Say Goodbye to Visio: The Future of Diagram Design is Here!
    Show links
    - GA: Azure AI Content Safety- Releasing CIS Azure Foundations Benchmark v2.0.0 in regulatory compliance dashboard- Data security overview dashboard in CSPM- Migrate to Azure Monitor agent–based VM insights by 31 August 2024- Azure Activity Logs Legacy solution is replaced by Diagnostic settings- Migrate to Azure Resource Manager control plane API version 2021-11-01 by 30 September 2026- Retirement notice: Bing Speech will be retired on 3 November 2023- Support for TLS 1.0/1.1 on Azure Cache for Redis ending on 30 September 2024- Azure Machine Learning - Public Preview for October - Windows Server 2012/R2 reaches end of support- Public Preview of Azure API Management Pricing Tiers: Basic v2 and Standard v2- Public preview: Announcing Microsoft Playwright Testing service: Scalable end-to-end testing for modern web apps - General availability: Microsoft Azure now available from new cloud region in Italy- Default outbound access for VMs in Azure will be retired— transition to a new method of internet access
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    208 - Expectations on Microsoft Ignite 2023

    208 - Expectations on Microsoft Ignite 2023

    In this episode, we talk about Microsoft Ignite 2023 and our expectations. We've done this several times before, and this time it feels Ignite is even more geared toward the in-person experience - exciting times! Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.
    (00:00) - Intro and catching up.(02:39) - Community highlights.(03:58) - Show content starts.
    Community Highlights- Stephane Eyskens: From zero to - nearly - hero with Azure OpenAI NLP and vector-based search in Azure Cognitive Search
    Show links- Microsoft Ignite
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