Ctrl+Alt+Azure

Ctrl+Alt+Azure

This is the Ctrl+Alt+Azure podcast. We talk about all things Microsoft Azure and share our experiences and thoughts on the way. Your hosts are Tobias Zimmergren and Jussi Roine.

Episodes

June 19, 2024 32 mins

In this week's episode, we look at recent Azure updates. What's new? What's interesting? What's retiring? We found updates for Azure Bastion Host, Virtual Network Manager, Defender for Cloud, and many others. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:48) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Azure Bastion Premium
- How to use Virtual Network Verifier
- isNestedVirtualization...

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This week, we talked about why it's useful (and fun!) to build a homelab. What constitutes a homelab? Why should you build one? We talk about the different use cases, the options, and key components you should get. Lastly, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:09) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Jussi's Homelab Part 1, Part 2


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In this week's episode we take a deeper look into Copilot for Security. What can you do with it, and will Generative AI really make everything nicer and easier? We talk about capabilities, options, pricing and cost, and security in general. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(05:03) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Copilot for Security (Microsoft Learn)


 - Give us feedb...

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Last week's Microsoft Build 2024 is fresh on our minds, and we take a deeper look at the hero announcements. Copilot+ PCs and AI in general are top of mind for us, because that was also what Build was essentially about. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:58) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Microsoft Build 2024
- Build 2024 Book of News
- Copilot+ PCs
- Ctrl+A...

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Infrastructure as Code means one thing and so many things simultaneously for people. We pick the brains of Jack Tracey from Microsoft, on his lessons learned and insights with IaC. What are the pitfalls? What works? Bicep or Terraform? Also, Jussi asks Jack an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:46) - Show content starts.

Show links
- https://aka.ms/avm
- Decompile ARM template JSON to Bicep -...

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In this week's episode we talk about Azure Quantum with Elaine van Bergen from Microsoft. What is quantum? What about Azure Quantum? Who can build solutions, and what sort of solutions can you build? We try not to understand the math, but we want to understand everythin else. Also, Tobi asks Elaine an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:57) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Get started with Azur...

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In this week's episode, we ponder what to expect from Microsoft Build 2024. Is it worth traveling to Seattle for the event, that takes place May 21-23? We reflect on the possible announcements, the breakout session topics, as well as the keynotes. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(05:14) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Microsoft Build 2024
- Cloud Skills Challenge

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May 1, 2024 23 mins

In this week's episode, we look at recent Azure updates. What's new? What's interesting? What's retiring? We found updates for Azure AI, Microsoft Sentinel, and Azure Advisors, and many others. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:48) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Virtual network flow logs
- Azure Classic networking services retirement
- New Azure OpenAI and AI ...

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April 24, 2024 31 mins

In this week's episode, we're talking about Microsoft Entra Security Service Edge (SSE). What is it? How does SASE tie into this? When and why would you need this? We reminisce a bit on history to better understand the use cases. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:22) - Show content starts.

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Microsoft Entra expands into Security Service Edge and Azure AD becom...

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Today, we'll talk about cost management and FinOps, and we have Paola Annis from Microsoft as the expert on this. What's FinOps again? What are companies focusing on as part of FinOps? We consider the different aspects of FinOps, and reflect how it looked in the back compared to today. Also, Jussi asks Paola an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:42) - Show content starts.

Show links
- https://dat...

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Today, we'll talk about GitHub Enterprise. This is based on a recent adventure in getting it to work for us, and the lessons learned are the essence of this episode. What are the plans? What do you need to configure? What got us confused? Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(04:06) - Show content starts.

Show links
- GitHub Enterprise Trial
- Jussi's Whoop 4.0 (Jussi's refe...

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April 3, 2024 40 mins

We've discussed generative AI and Azure AI capabilities in a few past episodes. In this episode, we'll bring it all together and focus on Azure AI Studio—how do you build generative AI solutions using this service? We consider how to choose LLMs, cost, deployment, bringing your data, and what solutions companies are building with this. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:56)...

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In this week's episode, we look at Microsoft Security Exposure Management. What is it, and what can you do with it? We discuss the capabilities, our initial impressions of this capability, and licensing. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:31) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Microsoft Security Exposure Management documentation


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March 20, 2024 26 mins

In this episode, we take a look at recent updates to Azure. What's new, what's in preview, and what's interesting? Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:14) - Show content starts.

Show links

- GA: Application Gateway for Containers

- Public preview: Application Gateway support for TLS and TCP

- GA: Elastic SAN

- Windows Server 2025

- Public Preview: Well-Architected Framework asses...

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In this week's episode, we take a first look at Azure Storage Actions. What is this new feature, and why should you use it? Does it differ from existing capabilities that do the same thing? Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(04:11) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Azure Storage Actions
- Introducing Azure Storage Actions: Serverless storage data management


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The Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) recently got a big rewrite. We take Operational Excellence, a pillar from WAF, for a deeper look with Bastian Ulke from Microsoft. What is it? How should you utilize this pillar? Bastian also talks about the recommendations and patterns within Operational Excellence. Also, Tobi asks Bastian an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:41) - Show content starts.

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We talk about experiences in Azure with Mustafa Toroman. He is the CTO for run.events and shares his vast experience working with Azure both as a consultant and for building a product. How does he learn new stuff? What about the approach to DevOps? Also, Jussi asks Mustafa an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(03:32) - Show content starts.

Show links

- CloudSummit
- Mustafa Toroman (@toromust) / X (...

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We're talking about Azure Verified Modules with Microsoft's Jack Tracey. What is AVM? How and when should you use it? Jack shares insights on the vision and how you can benefit as an architect and developer. Also, Tobi asks Jack an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:15) - Show content starts.

Show links

- https://aka.ms/AVM 
- https://aka.ms/AVM/ModuleProposal 
- https://aka.ms/AVM/ModuleTria...

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Azure now has Carbon Optimization capabilities available. We take a look at what this means, how it works, why it's important, and what can you do with it. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:37) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Azure carbon optimization - Microsoft Learn
- Microsoft Azure emissions insights (preview) - Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

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In this episode, we'll look at SecOps or Security Operations. What is it, and what are the elements one should consider? What about SOC, how does it tie into all of this? Lastly, we discuss the tools and services within Azure that are essential for any SecOps work. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.


(00:00) - Intro and catching up.
(02:55) - Show content starts.

Show links
- Introduction to Security oper...

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