Azure News 2017 – Week 10

Some important Azure milestones with both Azure CLI 2.0 & Azure Stack TP3 that has been released also Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner, Azure SQL Data Sync, 5 new Azure services to Canada, AWS outage, Auto-Shutdown for ARM based VMs. Lots of Azure News this time around again – as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast episode 143. Azure CLI 2.0 now generally available Azure CLI is a command line utility which runs on Mac, Linux and Windows. The Azure CLI 2.0 is open source and on GitHub. http://aka.ms/CLI More Info. Azure Stack TP3 has been released New features in Azure Stack…

Azure News 2017 – Week 9

New Windows Server 2016 RDS template in Azure, More Azure regions, Kubernetes now Generally Available on ACS, Azure Network Watcher and we speak with Orin Thomas who is one of five (5) Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. Azure news as heard on the Need to Know podcast: On the last episode we Last week we mentioned some Ignite Australia stats, but below is a more complete list kindly provided by Microsoft: How many square meters does Ignite Australia take up? 14368m2 How many cups of coffee did we all drink this year? 8,800 cups How much data was downloaded as of 12pm…

Azure News 2017 – Week 8

Azure price cuts, IoT and AI transforming cars, Microsoft Azure gaining on AWS & Google, In the Azure cloud world, enterprise architects are the highest paid, Free eBook: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure and all the latest news as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast – episode 141. Some Stats from Ignite Australia 2017 How much data was used? 4.7TB How many cups of coffee was consumed? 8,800 cups How many hours of breakout content was logged? 228.75 hours Script to download all Ignite 2017 AU Sessions http://wellytonian.com/2017/02/microsoft-ignite-australia-2017-sessions-downloader/ Price cuts Last year Scott Guthrie himself said that Microsoft would no…

Azure News 2017 – Week 6

Azure VM Managed Disks, Cisco joins Azure Stack, Apache Kafta on HDInsight, Azure SQL Database Threat Detection and Azure IoT Hub Supports Cassandra Databases. Lots of Azure news this time with only days till Ignite Australia. Azure News as heard on the Need to Know Podcast. Follow us on Twitter @n2kpodcast. Cisco Integrated System for Azure Stack Coming Later This Year Just like HP-E, Lenovo & Dell – Cisco has joined the Azure Stack appliance group. Azure Stack will be released later this year as a turnkey solution, like an appliance, fully built and configured, you just need to buy…

Azure News 2017 – Week 5

Wow, February already!!! Holy s**t!  Where did the time go? Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are presenting at Microsoft Ignite. As always, appreciate the feedback, either constructive or non-constructive. Keep it coming, feedback@needtoknow.cloud Microsoft Azure Germany expands services and compliance Azure Germany has been opened for business since September 2016 and they…

Azure News 2017 – Week 4, pt2

Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are presenting at Microsoft Ignite. Azure Invoices now attachable to monthly billing email in Azure Direct The ability to have your monthly Azure invoice statement emailed to you is now generally available direct from the Azure Portal. As the account admin, navigate to your subscription at…

Azure News 2017 – Week 4

Lots of Azure news coming through this time of the year in the lead up to Microsoft Ignite AU. Azure News below, as heard on the Need to Know podcast. Follow the Need to Know podcast on Twitter @n2kpodcast. In the lead up to Microsoft Ignite, we are featuring on the podcast all the presenters that are presenting at Microsoft Ignite. Azure Active Directory meets Power BI Alex Simons from Microsoft has announced a new Power BI Content Pack for Azure Active Directory. With this integration of Azure Active Directory APIs with Power BI, you can easily download pre-built content packs and…