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Need to Know Podcast – Episode 170

VMware on Azure, free Azure ebook, Azure Stack @ ANZ plus more on the latest Need to Know podcast. Host VMware infrastructure with VMware virtualization on Azure Most workloads can be migrated to Azure easily using services like Azure Site Recovery; however, there may be specific VMware workloads that are unique and more challenging to migrate…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 47

This week on the Need to Know podcast, ND series of VMs for Deep Learning & NCv2 series for HPC compute coming into GA in December, brand new NCv3-series VMs that use NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. System state backup directly to Azure using Azure Backup and much more. Azure App Service and Functions on Azure Stack…

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Change Azure ARM VM OS disk

Sometimes you would want to create an Azure ARM based Virtual Machine using an existing VHD disk. It used to be much easier in ASM (Classic). However you can easily swap out the OS disk for a VM using PowerShell. Simply create a new (non-managed disk) based VM in Azure with new disks. Then you…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 43

New Fv2 VMs (fastest in the public cloud), Cray Supercomputers and Azure Container Service (AKS) on the latest Need to Know podcast episode 168. Fv2 VMs are now available, the fastest VMs on Azure The new Fv2 VM family in Azure now generally available offers the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor (code-named Skylake), the fastest Skylake CPU in…

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PowerShell based Azure Functions

I am writing this for all PowerShell people, after endless hours trawling the web, there’s hardly any info on using Azure Functions with PowerShell and it’s not easy for non-developers or IT Pros who can use PowerShell only. Running PowerShell based Azure Functions allows you to do any type of function based stuff you would…

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Azure File Sync – Demo

Azure File Sync is currently in preview and is going to BIG. It’s backed by the already established Azure Files and is a big deal for all the SMB players in the market and even enterprise! It’s so easy to setup, works without thinking about it and it takes automatic snapshots of your on-prem data…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 42

We talk about the new Azure Files Sync along with all the latest Microsoft Cloud news with Office 365 and Azure on the latest Need to Know podcast episode 167. Azure SQL managed instance Instance-level functionality or isolation requirements where customers who have made deep investments in instance-level SQL Server capabilities (e.g. SQL CLR integration,…

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