Category: Video

Azure CLIDevOpsportalVideo

Azure Cloud Shell with Azure CLI inside Azure Portal

Here’s a short introduction to the Azure Cloud Shell; a new feature recently released into the Microsoft Azure Portal as part of the many announcements that Microsoft made at the Build 2017 conference. I also show off the Azure CLI 1.0 and 2.0 support in the Bash shell support of the Azure Cloud Shell; along with going through the portal UI to see what’s being created at the Command-Line as I go through to create a Resource Group, App Service Plan and App Service Web App from the CLI all within the Azure Portal! Enjoy!
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DevelopmentVideo

Intro to Azure for Developers FREE Webinar On-Demand from Opsgility

The other day I hosted a FREE Webinar with Opsgility that provides an Introduction to Azure for Developers. In this webinar I went over an introduction to what IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are. Then I dove into the Azure Portal and showed how to create IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) VMs with Windows and Linux, as well as how to remote into those VMs with Remote Desktop and SSH; respectively. I also went into deploying a Web Application into an Azure Web App PaaS (Platform as a Service) service directly from within the Visual Studio IDE, and I even showed how you can easily deploy a website directly from Github into an Azure Web App as well! I also discussed Azure SQL Database (“Database as a Service”), as well as a few additional services and features.

I encourage you to watch the entire webinar recording to see the whole demo of everything. There are very little slides, and the webinar was almost entirely demos of real features, real functionality, and real Azure usage! Go watch! Read More

databasePaaSVideo

Create Azure SQL Database in the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video that shows you how to create an Azure SQL Database in the Azure Portal. It also explains how to connect to the database, and how the relationship between Azure SQL Databases and Azure SQL Servers works. Additionally, a few other features are overviewed such as Geo-Replication, Transparent Data Encryption and others.

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This is one of the first videos I’ve published to the Build Azure YouTube Channel where I’m starting to build out video content to accompany this site. Enjoy!

InfrastructureVideo

Create Ubuntu Linux VM in the Azure Portal

This is a short video that shows how to create an Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machine (VM) in the Microsoft Azure Management Portal. It also explains a few details on how VMs are hosted in Azure, along with a demo on how to connect to the Ubuntu Linux VM using ssh and bash.

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This is one of the first videos I’ve published to the Build Azure YouTube Channel where I’m starting to build out video content to accompany this site. Enjoy!

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Create Azure Web App in the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video introduction to creating an Azure Web App within the Azure Portal. It also shows how to select the pricing tier to specify the CPU and Memory resources for the App Service Plan that hosts the Web App, as well as explaining a little about the different pricing tiers; including the Free and Shared pricing tiers.

This is one of the first videos I’ve published to the Build Azure YouTube Channel where I’m starting to build out video content to accompany this site. Enjoy!

ArchitectureInfrastructureportalVideo

Manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video I recorded that goes over how to manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal. Before the “how to” showing the Portal, I do give a brief explanation of what Azure Resource Policies are used for and why you would use them. I then go through the newly released UI within the Azure Portal that helps you easily setup and access the Resource Policy features within the Azure Portal. At the time of recording this I was using the “Preview” Azure Portal, but I would expect this features to be released to the Current Azure Portal in the near future. Enjoy! Read More

DevOpsportalVideo

Introduction to the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video I recorded that goes over how to access the Azure Portal (the Current Azure Management Portal). I cover an overview of the dynamics and mechanics of the Azure Portal and how to use it. I also show a few different ways of how to customize the Azure Portal to change the color theme, modify quicklinks in the left-side navigation, and how to easily customize and create multiple Dashboard views to give you easy DevOps style views into your applications and workloads running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Additionally, I also cover a few tips and techniques that may help you in working with the Azure Portal overall.

I hope you enjoy this video. This is really just the first in an ongoing series of videos that I’m going to be publishing over on the Build Azure YouTube Channel. If you’re interested in seeing MANY more videos like this, then please go Subscribe to the http://youtube.com/BuildAzure channel!

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InfrastructureVideo

How big is the Microsoft Azure Cloud?

The Microsoft Azure Cloud is huge. Or should I say H-y-uuuuu-ge! It’s the largest cloud provider in the world with 38 Regions currently (30 online) spread across the globe, and Microsoft keeps adding more regions every few months. Microsoft has been betting the future of their Enterprise business on Azure since the initial General Availability in 2010, and they’ve increased their efforts over the last couple of years as the “Cloud Wars” have been speeding up.

Microsoft has been a little vague over the years. They publish how many Azure Regions there are, and what cities they’re located in. I’ve put together a map that plots the city location of each of the Azure Regions to help visualize things on the Region side of the equation. However, they don’t disclose the street addresses of the data centers, and until recently they haven’t exactly stated how many data centers make up the 38 Azure Regions. That is until recently, where Microsoft released a short video showcasing a few details and images of their data centers around the globe.

Here are some facts about Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure that powers Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Xbox Live, and many other services:

  • The Microsoft Cloud is made up of more than 100 datacenters worldwide.
  • The Microsoft Cloud serves over 140 countries.
  • The Microsoft Cloud is comprised of MILLIONS of servers, and growing!
  • The Microsoft Cloud is built with the latest hardware innovations to maximize efficiency.
  • The Microsoft Cloud is connected by enough fiber to stretch to the Moon and back 3 times!
  • Microsoft processes Millions of network requests per second backed by high availability infrastructure.
  • Everything is monitored 24x7x365
  • The Microsoft global infrastructure is 100% carbon neutral.
  • Microsoft has built one of the most connected networks in the world so you don’t have to.
  • Microsoft Azure is used by 85% of Fortune 500 companies.

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure. The birds eye views of the data centers are really interesting to see, along with a few peeks inside some of them.

On the note of being 100% carbon neutral, Microsoft states that about 44 percent of their datacenter energy comes from Wind, Solar, and Hydropower. Microsoft is also aiming to increase that figure to 50 by 2018. If you’re interested in a little more detail on Microsoft power usage, and the deal to power the new Cheyenne, Wyoming datacenter on Wind power, I encourage you to read the “Microsoft Azure: Cloud datacenter goes fully wind powered in landmark energy deal” article over on ZDNet.

Internet of ThingsVideo

9 IoT Sessions from Ignite 2016 – Watch On-Demand

All the sessions from the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference were recorded and are being put up online for free, on-demand streaming. There are hundreds of sessions overall on every technology in the Microsoft stack. It’s a very large amount of content to sift through, so I thought I would put together a showcase of just the Internet of Things (IoT) sessions from Ignite.

Here’s the list of Internet of Things (IoT) related sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2016. These are all links directly to the videos from Microsoft hosted on YouTub that you can watch anytime, anywhere, from any device, all on-demand!

1.  Learn about Microsoft IoT Vision

Level: 200 – Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here today in the devices, sensors, cloud services, and data your business uses. Microsoft delivers a flexible cloud-based approach that enables enterprises to capitalize on IoT by gathering, storing, and processing data centrally. When centrally connecting distributed LoB assets, the edge of an enterprise’s infrastructure can be redefined, and the breadth of the Microsoft data platform can be harnessed. Learn about Microsoft’s position on IoT, and the technology and services being delivered from Microsoft to help you create the Internet of Your Things.

Speaker:
Arjmand Samuel – Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

2. Meetup: Educate and excite through computer science

Level: 100 – Community Meetup

Meet up with other passionate people who want to make a difference in making sure STEM, including computer science, is available for all children. Let’s make learning science fun as well as relevant for future careers. Mingle, share, and learn how Microsoft is involved in many formal and informal programs that you can be a part of, and we want to hear from you too. Get together to discuss how your voice can be heard on this important topic and how to get involved in your local communities.

Speaker:
Naomi Moneypenny – Chief Technology Officer, ManyWorlds

 

3. Secure your Internet of Things with Azure IoT

Level: 200 – Deep Dive

This session provide details for planning, developing and deploying a trustworthy Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Trustworthy IoT infrastructure implies building security, privacy, safety and availability within the design of an IoT infrastructure. We highlight Microsoft Azure’s philosophy of building software and services, which are secure and private by design, and share best practices leading to a safe and highly available infrastructure. We also provide a high level overview of some of the features Azure IoT Suite offers in this regard, and share some of the early thinking for features being considered in the future.

Speaker:
Arjmand Samuel – Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

4. Enable IoT solutions with Windows 10 IoT platform

Level: 200 – How to

Today, there is a growing trend of new IoT devices in the IT enterprise world and it is important for IT decision makers to create their infrastructure, strategy to deploy, manage and secure their environments. In this session, we illustrate how IoT is brought to life by smart devices powered by Windows 10 IoT Platform. We also include demo and relevant scenarios for IT environment.

Speakers:
Partha Srinivasan – Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Doug Smith – Senior Director of Marketing, Microsoft
Suma SaganeGowda – Principal PM Manager, Microsoft

5. Create best-in-class customer experiences with digital transformation

Level: 100 – Partner Session

Success in a disruptive business environment requires digital reinvention focused on improving customer experience. Organizations transform business models, employee experiences, and ecosystems to design sophisticated customer experiences. IBM accelerates your transformation into a digital enterprise with end-to-end solutions that maximize your Microsoft investments, including cognitive, IoT, hybrid cloud and mobility capabilities. With IBM’s integration and design-thinking expertise, American Airlines Cargo migrated to a single customer service call center solution built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM that helps improve customer satisfaction. Join IBM and American Airlines leaders to hear insights about transforming your experience.

Speaker:
Murray Mitchell – Global & North America Leader, Microsoft Services, IBM Global Business Services

6. Explore IOT Scenarios from the field and their reference architectures

Level: 300 – Architecture

Explore the customer stories and reference architectures from some of the common IOT scenarios that we have seen working with customers in the field. As customers tell us about what they want to accomplish, we are seeing a set of reoccurring scenarios such as Smart Building, Connected Devices, Smart Healthcare, Connected Manufacturing and other scenarios.

Speaker:
Micheal Epprecht – Technical Specialist, Microsoft

7. Meetup: use Microsoft Azure IoT on a real business case

Level: 100 – Community Meetup

This session shows you how to ramp up a IoT Solution based on Microsoft Azure IoT and other Azure services. For example, we reflect the whole scenario on a predictive maintenance solution, showing which services are needed to get such type of solution working. We also look at the calculation of such an solution and which problems can be on devices and services.

Speaker:
Christian Waha – Platform Manager Multi IoT Service Platform, T-Systems International

8. Gain real time and predictive insights on your Internet of Things

Level: 300 – How To

Continuous streams of data are generated in every industry from sensors, business transactions, social media activity, etc. Within these streams of data lie business insights that are waiting to be unlocked. By querying these streams in real time, it becomes possible to ask key questions repeatedly, millions of times on millions of data points, thereby enabling the discovery of business opportunities and the realization of the “power of now”!

Speaker:
Samartha (Sam) Chandrashekar – Program Manager, Microsoft

9. Harness the power of the Internet of Things

Level: 100 – Partner Session

The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing exponential growth fueled by ubiquitous connectivity and the rise of cloud computing. In a world of disrupt or be disrupted, is your organization ready to embrace IoT? In this informative session, we explore the IoT opportunity for enterprises and the critical role of the ecosystem and platforms in IoT implementations. We bring it to life with real-world solutions and case studies spanning multiple industries. The examples we feature are all powered by Accenture’s Connected Platforms as a Service, an open and broadly deployed IoT platform architecture, integrated with and optimized for the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

Speaker:
Jim Bailey – Senior Managing Director, Accenture Mobility