Episode 056 - News in Azure, November 2020

Episode 056 - News in Azure, November 2020

A look at the latest and greatest Azure announcements for November 2020. In this episode, we take a look at about 10 new announcements we feel are most useful to understand. Both small and large things! Show notes Enforce a minimum required version of Transport Layer Security (TLS) for incoming requests (Microsoft Docs) Integrate Azure Key Vault with Azure Policy (Microsoft Docs) Visual Studio Code extension diagnostics + periscope (Azure Updates) App Service Discount for Premium Plans (Azure Updates) Generate a new function app from an OpenAPI specification (Azure Updates) Grant permission to applications to access an Azure key vault using…

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Episode 055 - A few thoughts on event-based automation with Azure

Episode 055 - A few thoughts on event-based automation with Azure

In this episode we talk about event-based automation with Azure. Topics like patterns, and what underlying architecture are common to use. Show notes Best Practices for building Azure Functions (Zimmergren) Reflections on Azure Logic Apps (Ctrl+Alt+Azure Podcast) Event Grid message delivery and retry (Microsoft Docs) Subscription and tenant limits / throttling (Microsoft Docs) Subscribe 📢SUBSCRIBE…

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Purging container images from Azure Container Registry

Purging container images from Azure Container Registry

Keeping container registries clean and neat is not always an easy task. We have fairly agile release processes, and sometimes we release many images, several times per day across dev- and production environments. Microsoft recently introduced a neat way to automatically purge images based on filters, directly from the Azure CLI. Use casesI saw an immense growth in the Azure Container Registry size. Tags, experimental features, legacy releases, and more - everything we ever pushed to ACR is just sitting there. Most of it is doing nothing. Seeing this, I created a set of utility scripts that could help me…

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Episode 054 - Linux on Windows with WSL 2

Episode 054 - Linux on Windows with WSL 2

Running Linux on Windows has been possible for years with virtual machines. Now with Windows Subsystem for Linux, and especially it's newer version 2 it's possible to run a streamlined Linux distro side-by-side with Windows 10. Join us for this episode to understand how this works, and also how it can benefit your development workflow if you utilize Docker containers. Show notes Sideloading a custom Linux distro Building a local WordPress test environment using Windows 10, Docker Desktop, and WSL 2 (Jussi) Installing WSL 2 (Microsoft Docs) Subscribe 📢SUBSCRIBE…

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Episode 053 - Backups using the new Azure Backup Center

Episode 053 - Backups using the new Azure Backup Center

In this episode we talk about the new Azure Backup Center, which is currently in preview. It's a unified view to all of your backup needs. We also talk about the different backup services and methods Azure currently supports, and what are key things to consider in terms of monitoring, governance and testing of your backups. Show notes Azure Backup Center announcement (Microsoft) Support matrix for Backup Center (Microsoft Docs) Overview of Azure Backup Center (Microsoft Docs) Subscribe 📢SUBSCRIBE…

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Episode 052 - Recommendations if we started working with Azure today!

Episode 052 - Recommendations if we started working with Azure today!

One year anniversary for the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast! This is episode 52, where we briefly reflect on the past 52 weeks first and then talk about our recommendations for anyone who is getting started with Azure. Join us for insights and advice! Show notes Get Started Guide for Azure Developers (Microsoft Docs) Developing with Azure Resource Manager - Azure Resource Explorer (Zimmergren) Microsoft Architecture Center (Microsoft Docs) Microsoft Learn - Azure (Microsoft Docs) What is Azure Active Directory? (Microsoft Docs) Subscribe 📢SUBSCRIBE…

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Episode 051 - Digesting announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

Episode 051 - Digesting announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020

We take a look at interesting Microsoft Ignite 2020 announcements for Azure. We've previously discussed security-related announcements and this time we focus more on everything else around Azure. Show notes .NET 5 RC1 (Microsoft Devblogs) Azure Private Marketplace (Microsoft Docs) Azure SQL Edge (Microsoft Docs) Azure Logic Apps updates (Microsoft Techcommunity) Azure Resource Mover (Microsoft Docs) 022 - Getting Started with Azure Arc, the modern Group Policies (Ctrl+Alt+Azure episode) Azure Arc updates (Microsoft) Azure Backup Center (Microsoft Docs) Azure Backup Center Support Matrix (Microsoft Docs) Subscribe 📢SUBSCRIBE…

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