The Azure Podcast

Cynthia Kreng, Kendall Roden, Cale Teeter, Evan Basalik, Russell Young and Sujit D'Mello

Short podcasts on various topics related to the Microsoft Cloud platform. read less
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Episodes

Episode 492 - April News Roundup
4d ago
Episode 492 - April News Roundup
Evan and Sujit catch up on a number of recent news items in the Azure space spanning Networking, Open AI and IBM Mainframes??? Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode492.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/WslylOKwXDM   Resources: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure-blog/announcing-app-service-multi-plan-subnet-join/ba-p/3971493 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-of-azure-logic-apps-connectors-for-ibm-mainframe-and-midranges/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-of-azure-openai-and-ai-search-inapp-connectors-for-logic-apps-standard/   https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/alt-fairfax/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-backup-vm-disk-access-public-preview/ https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/stream-analytics/write-to-delta-lake   https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-high-performance-computing-leads-to-developing-amazing-products-at-microsoft-surface/ General availability: Azure Virtual Network encryption availability in all regions | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Azure Data Box Disk is now available with hardware encryption | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure General availability: HBv4-series & HX-series VMs are now available in Sweden Central. | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/expressroutemetro/   Public Preview – DR for Shared Disks – Azure Site Recovery | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure Using Azure OpenAI speech to create our intro/exit segments in the podcast https://speech.microsoft.com/portal
Episode 489 - Storage Revisited
Mar 7 2024
Episode 489 - Storage Revisited
In this episode, we delve into a cornerstone service within Azure that is sometimes underestimated or missed in design discussions: the Azure Storage service. Our guest, Ben Hummerstone, a seasoned Cloud Solution Architect based in the UK, brings his expertise in storage and other infrastructure services to the forefront. Ben shares a valuable set of guiding principles to assist you in crafting the optimal storage architecture for your application.   Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode489.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/XIKxPRI1G-Y Resources: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/azure-secure-isolation-guidance#high-level-azure-storage-architecture https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-redundancy https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/scalability-targets https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/access-tiers-overview   Other updates: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-azure-functions-support-for-http-streams-in-nodejs/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-kubernetes-129-support-in-aks/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/cloud-services-classic-retirement-announcement-feb2024/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-azure-netapp-files-volume-enhancement-allow-the-same-file-path-for-volumes-in-different-availability-zones/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-os-sku-inplace-migration-for-linux-nodes/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/ga-istiobased-service-mesh-addon-for-azure-kubernetes-service/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-disable-network-policy-for-migration-in-aks/  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/generally-available-capacity-reservations-support-in-aks/
Episode 485 - Copilot for Azure
Feb 9 2024
Episode 485 - Copilot for Azure
Santosh Somayajula, a Principal Product Manager in Azure, breaks down the new Copilot for Azure service which is currently in Private Preview in the Azure Portal. Using this feature, administrators and management can perform operations in the Portal using simple verbal commands instead of navigating the UI.   Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode485.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gqv-qOOoK28 Resources: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/copilot/overview  https://aka.ms/MSCopilotforAzurePreviewRequest   Other updates: General Availability: Azure Virtual Network encryption | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure   Public preview: ExpressRoute guided portal experience for multi-site resiliency | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure   General Availability: Azure MySQL Import feature for Azure Database for MySQL Single to Flexible Server migrations | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure    Public Preview: Circuit Breaker in Azure API Management | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure     https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-azure-topology/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/mount-azure-storage-as-a-local-share-in-app-service-linux-now-supports-nfs/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/generally-available-continuous-model-monitoring-in-azure-machine-learning/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-azure-api-center-features/ https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-new-major-version-of-durable-functions-extension/   https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/generally-available-outbound-type-migration-in-aks/
Episode 478 - The Azure Help API
Nov 10 2023
Episode 478 - The Azure Help API
The team catches up with Nithya Sivam and Joshua Min who explain how Azure is democratizing access to the self-help content accessible in the Azure Portal. The Help API makes it easier to integrate this self-help into your own workflow.   Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode478.mp3 YouTube: https://youtu.be/Depmijm4YUg Resources: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/help/?view=rest-help-2023-09-01-preview   Other updates: Realize the full potential of your cloud investment with Azure optimization https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/realize-the-full-potential-of-your-cloud-investment-with-azure-optimization/   Building for the future: The enterprise generative AI application lifecycle with Azure AI https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-for-the-future-the-enterprise-generative-ai-application-lifecycle-with-azure-ai/   Join Microsoft at Azure Day & KubeCon North America 2023 in Chicago! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure-blog/join-microsoft-at-azure-day-amp-kubecon-north-america-2023-in/ba-p/3958610   Azure Elastic SAN updates: Snapshots, Security, and Usability | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure   Preview: Azure Container Storage in AKS | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure   Public preview: Application Gateway IPv6 support | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure  General Availability: Azure Advisor recommendation improves the reliability of Azure Disks with Zone Redundant Storage | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure