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Apr 8, 2019

The latest on governing Azure subscriptions for Cloud Architects or Ops Managers. Satya Vel, from the Azure Governance Team, demonstrates Microsoft's approach to Azure Governance overall, which now includes more granular control of policy across different apps and departments in your organization with management groups. You'll also see the new Azure Blueprint templates that simplify setting up your environment to meet specific compliance requirements such as ISO, as well as easier tracking of policy changes and their impact. We'll show you how you can now apply governance capabilities across your Azure Kubernetes workloads.

Apr 3, 2019

Apply serverless compute securely and confidently to any workload with new enterprise capabilities. Jeff Hollan, Sr. Program Manager from the Azure Serverless team, demonstrates how you can turn on managed service identities and protect secrets with Key Vault integration, control virtual network connectivity for both Functions and Logic apps, build apps that integrate with systems inside your virtual network using serverless capabilities and set cost thresholds to control how much you want to scale with the Azure Functions premium plan.
Want to use the integration service environment for your Logic apps and workflows? Sign up for the preview here: https://aks.ms/integration-service-enviroment
Learn about applicable scenarios and play around with code samples with these Microsoft Learn modules on serverless: https://aks.ms/serverlesslearn

Apr 3, 2019

Recent updates to the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for developers and ops. Join Ria Bhatia, Program Manager for Azure Kubernetes Service, as she shows you the new autoscaling options using virtual nodes as well as how you can use Azure Dev Spaces to test your AKS apps without simulating dependencies. Also, check out the and new ways to troubleshoot and monitor your Kubernetes apps with Azure Monitor.

For more information on AKS virtual nodes: https://aka.ms/virtualnode
For more information on Azure Dev Spaces: https://aka.ms/devspaces

Apr 2, 2019

See your options for connecting your on-premises data center and workloads to Azure. Principal Product Manager for Microsoft Azure, Reshmi Yandapalli, will show you how you can establish connectivity with Azure Virtual Network to connect your general workloads, including the protection of your resources with Azure Firewall. Then we'll take things to the next level with a look at establishing your own resilient and secure private connection to Azure from your main sites with ExpressRoute, including new options with ExpressRoute Direct at 100 gigabits which provides you fast transfer speeds from your data center to the cloud. ExpressRoute Global Reach, which allows you to leverage Microsoft global network to connect your sites together, and will show you how you can connect thousands of branch offices by automating the configuration and connectivity of your branch sites at scale with the Azure Virtual WAN service.

Apr 2, 2019

See how to use Azure and Azure Stack to dynamically scale applications between your data center and the public cloud while keeping all of your data on premises and handling massive, unexpected increases in traffic. Senior Program Manager of Azure Stack, Anjay Ajodha, gives you an overview on how Azure Stack is Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform that gives you the flexibility to run some or all of your Azure-based infrastructure within your data center.

Apr 2, 2019

See hybrid security management across your data centers and cloud environments with Azure Security Center. Sr. Director of Azure Security, Scott Woodgate, will show you how we've designed Azure Security Center to be your central hub for monitoring the security status of your resources and to protect against threats across your Azure hybrid on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Apr 2, 2019

Latest updates to hybrid compute using the power of Microsoft's Azure cloud on-premises with Azure Stack. Partner Director Program Manager, Natalia Mackevicius will show you how to run hybrid apps and process data between Azure Stack and your data center and in the Azure public cloud to meet your regulatory and policy requirements. Plus, see how you can use Azure Stack as a powerful control plane for disconnected scenarios to harness insights from your IoT devices running on the Edge.

Mar 11, 2019

See updates to Windows Admin Center and Windows Server 2019 that line up practical hybrid management scenarios with Microsoft Azure. Windows Server, Principal Program Manager, Jeff Woolsey starts you off with Azure File Sync. Sync your local files to the cloud with virtually unlimited storage and fast, secure access. Next, he'll go over Azure Network Adapter for streamlined and encrypted connectivity from your Windows Server environment to Azure. See how to use your existing hardware, and how you can now easily protect and failover your virtual machines to Azure

Feb 28, 2019

Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a new Cloud native SIEM service with built-in AI for analytics that removes the cost and complexity of achieving a central and focused near real-time view of the active threats in your environment. Koby Koren from the Azure Sentinel engineering team walks through the entire solution with an end-to-end demonstration from how to set it up, perform queries, investigations and more.

Azure Sentinel is in preview today. Follow the link to try for yourself https://aka.ms/AzureSentinel

Feb 7, 2019

A deep look at the robust foundation for all enterprise analytics, spanning SQL queries to machine learning and AI. Charles Feddersen, Principal Program Mgr. for Azure SQL Data Warehouse, starts you off by looking at the core updates to Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, ranging from improvements to query performance to new capabilities with row-level security and workload importance. And finally, you'll learn how the Modern Data Warehouse Solution pattern, comprised of Data Factory, Data Lake Store, Databricks and SQL Data Warehouse, is revolutionizing data pipelines and enabling the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit to apply an analytical approach to solving global cybercrime and stop tech scammers in their tracks.

Learn more about the Modern Data Warehouse solution pattern on Azure: https://aka.ms/ModernDataWarehouse

If you suspect that you've been a victim of a tech scam, report it: https://Microsoft.com/reportascam

Aug 28, 2018

The ways you can use Azure as an integration platform. Leverage core services such as Service Bus, Event Grid, and Logic Apps, as well as API Management. See how Azure can be used to connect back to local business apps and your data center using virtual networks and/or the data gateway on-premises.

So join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he shows you ways you can integrate your apps with Azure.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
For more on Azure Essentials
https://aka.ms/Azure-Essentials

For more information on your hybrid options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-HybridOptions

Subscribe to Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel:
https://aka.ms/sub2me

Aug 6, 2018

Complete guide for hybrid networking, identity, management, data and more. Opting for a cloud integrated, or hybrid, approach brings more advantages than if you were to uniquely host your infrastructure and services on-premises. You'll see explanations on how the development tools and practices that you're currently using can bridge between Azure and your locally hosted resources.

So join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he shows you ways you can integrate your on-premises networking, identity, compute, and data resources with Azure.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more about your compute options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-EssentialsComputeOptions

Options overview of data visualization and data analytics
https://aka.ms/Azure-Essentials

For more information on your hybrid options:
https://aka.ms/Azure-HybridOptions

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https://aka.ms/sub2mechanics

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics

Aug 1, 2018

Join Shain Wray from the MSTIC security team as he demonstrates the work of Microsoft's intelligence groups to hunt for and protect against malicious activity in Azure -- and how this leads to the hardening of the controls and defenses available to you. Watch as he helps you to use the detections in Azure to hunt for and to uncover attack vectors that can lead to broader exploits starting with: the OS layer with brute force attacks spanning Windows via Remote Desktop Protocol and Linux-based machines using SSH-based attacks; the app layer; SQL brute force attacks and more.

Jump to:
Protections from remoting attacks: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=6m22s
Hunting malicious actors with log analytics: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=12m38s
Preventing app layer attacks such as SQL code injection: https://youtu.be/n58eHSLoU9w?t=10m31s

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Jul 25, 2018

Services designed for on-demand scale without having to plan for or manage the infrastructure required to run apps. With serverless, you can publish your code using Azure Functions, build workflows and integrate with other services via Logic Apps and trigger your code via Event Grid. This happens without the need for idle resources between events. In terms of efficiency and utilization, serverless is the evolution of application platforms and provides the most abstraction from the underlying compute resources required to run apps and services.

Join Matt McSpirit, Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft, as he reviews your serverless options in Azure including Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Azure Event Grid as core services.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
To learn more:
http://www.azure.com/essentials

Subscribe to Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel:
https://aka.ms/sub2mechanics

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https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics

Jul 24, 2018

Help with rehosting your app in Azure, with a focus on database migration and managed PaaS service. With PaaS, you don't need to worry about managing or configuring your database environment. You can take advantage of hyper-scale, high availability, as well as built-in security. See how you can migrate your database using Azure Database Migration Service. This service allows you to migrate databases such as Oracle and SQL Server 2005 and newer.

Join Brian Shiers, Sr. Product Manager, Azure, as he helps you move your databases step-by-step to Azure.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

How to create a DMS instance:
http://aka.ms/CreateDMSInstance

A closer look at the DMS Network Topologies
http://aka.ms/DMSNetworkTopologies

Guidance on creating a migration project within the migration service:
http://aka.ms/NewDMSProject4SQLMI

All the episodes of the Azure Migration Series:
http://aka.ms/azuremigrationseries

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

Subscribe to Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel:
https://aka.ms/sub2mechanics

Follow us on Twitter:
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Jul 24, 2018

From rehosting your apps by lifting and shifting them to Azure to choosing to refactor your apps for greater efficiency, rearchitecting your apps to be able to quickly add new capabilities or taking a cloud-native approach by rebuilding them from scratch. We show you how you can use Azure Migrate to plan your shift to Azure. And if you're concerned about the approaching end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, we'll look at new options with extended security updates in Azure.

Join Jeremy Chapman, Director, Microsoft 365 and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director, Microsoft Azure as they look at strategies to migrate to Microsoft Azure spanning zero to higher levels of coding, and when to use which.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Shows about native management in Azure:
https://aka.ms/SecuredManagedVMs

3-years of additional security update for Windows Server, SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2:
https://aka.ms/EOS-Migration

Previous migration episode - App Migration to Azure, Your options explained:
http://aka.ms/AzureMigrateVMs

Learn more about Azure Migration:
https://azure.com/migrate

Subscribe to Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel:
https://aka.ms/sub2mechanics

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MSFTMechanics

Jul 2, 2018

How to use Azure's global cloud platform to keep your business-critical services up and running, and to protect and restore your data from a specific point in time as part of a business continuity, disaster recovery plan for your organization. This is a brief but detailed look at Azure Site Recovery or ASR, and Azure Backup, two core services that provide you with an end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solution with unlimited scale.

Jun 23, 2018

Explore your automation options as standalone capabilities and across services in Azure. Azure offers a variety of services, from Runbook automation and resource manager templates to automated commands available in PowerShell or Azure CLI and beyond, as well as capabilities built directly into services and workloads, like scaling, scheduling, eventing, and more.

Jun 20, 2018

With Dynamics 365 for Marketing, now generally available, Eric Boocock from the Dynamics 365 team takes us through its demos and features. You'll see how to build marketing workflows to identify prospects and deliver targeted experiences, spanning the automation of email communication outreach, built-in tools for event management, and insights across all marketing activities.

Jun 12, 2018

Stay connected to your Azure resources—anytime, anywhere. The Azure mobile app, gives you quick access to your Azure resources, allowing you to check on their status, diagnose and quickly fix issues. You'll see how you can run commands, or fire off your favorite script with Cloud Shell, as well as how you can receive push notifications for service health alerts. All of this, directly on your phone.

Jun 7, 2018

An overview of your compute options in Azure and how you can increase the efficiency and reduce the management effort of running your Apps by moving from virtual machines to container-based and serverless architectures in Azure.

May 7, 2018

Learn how you can use the app environment in Azure Blockchain Workbench to generate an application that uses your blockchain of choice to drive greater accountability in just about any multi-party process like a supply chain and more.

Explore how you can build a Smart Contract and bring that into the Azure Blockchain Workbench, how you can have IoT devices send data to your apps, and how you can even query individualized events that are happening in the blockchain.

May 7, 2018

Take a close look at blockchain and the work Microsoft is doing to help you harness the technology in Azure.

First, we’ll explain how blockchain works, its broader applications for businesses and what Microsoft is doing to make it easier to spin up required infrastructure to harness blockchain and develop apps using the new [aka.ms/tryworkbench]Azure Blockchain Workbench

May 4, 2018

You'll see the latest updates to running your SAP HANA workloads on Azure. And some of the benefits, like scale on-demand, increased performance, analytics, and security. Azure offers on-demand M-series virtual machines and purpose built HANA Large Instances. Both certified to support your SAP workloads. The M-series can support most of your SAP workloads. Allowing you to scale up to 128 virtual CPUs of compute and 4 TB of RAM. On the other hand, purpose built HANA Large Instances are great for your larger SAP workloads. Giving you up to 20 terabytes of RAM.

Apr 30, 2018

The next generation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, now generally available. You'll see how this makes it easier to quickly and efficiently spin up data warehousing capabilities for everyday workloads, allowing you to go from no data warehouse to over 4,000 cores operating at petabyte scale in minutes. And leverage the latest generation of Azure Compute with automatic caching of columns or segments to analyze your data and achieve up to 10x speedups of querying.

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