In this second part episode, Fernando Mejia walks through everything you need to plan for in a Hybrid Cloud architecture for Azure Kubernetes Service.

This includes IP address concerns from on-premises to Azure, hub and spoke topology, as well as the different options you have in Azure Kubernetes Service. 

Watch Part 1

Learn more: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/kubernetes-on-azure

POWERful Devs showcase how developers can leverage the Power Platform to build applications faster and with far less effort.

Connect with industry-recognized ProDev influencers, Microsoft Cloud Advocates, trusted and diverse community leaders, and members of the Power Platform Team.

Azure SQL has a lot of built-in features that make it the best database in the cloud for developers. In this first part of this two-part series, we’ll discuss what those features are and which kinds of customers can benefit most from them.

Video index:

  • [01:30] Why customers choose Azure SQL
  • [02:21] Security
  • [02:30] Scale-out
  • [03:15] Advanced analytical processing
  • [03:42] High-concurrency optimizations
  • [04:10] Development experience
  • [05:02] Geospatial support
  • [05:30] Multi-model capabilities
  • [07:00] Start-up example using Azure SQL
  • [08:38] Enterprise example using Azure SQL
  • [10:45] Web Applications

Additional Resources:
JSON Samples
10 Reasons why Azure SQL is the Best Database for Developers
Big Red Cloud Case Study
Bing Ads Technical Blog Post
DevOps for Azure SQL Intro
Sync Mobile Apps with Azure Using Change Tracking API

Seeker examines a leaked paper from Google claimed that a quantum computer demonstrated “quantum supremacy.”

But what does that mean exactly?

Quantum computers’ potential and the advantages they promise over classical computers all remain largely theoretical, and hypothetically speaking, it is predicted that quantum computers will be able to solve problems that are beyond the reach of the classical computers we use today. Passing such a threshold will be considered proof of what we call “quantum supremacy.”

Here’s an interesting look at Python from the point of view of a hard core developer – anyone that remembers IRQs has been around a while.

From the video description:

The Python language’s memory model can be deduced from first principles: simply take modern C++ conventions and drive their safety and generality to infinity. But this limiting case generates its own compromises and opens its own categories of possible runtime errors. We will explore the position Python has staked out in the language design space of correctness versus performance, the choices Python programmers make when they need to move closer to C++, and the ways that the C++ community keeps adopting conventions that look suspiciously like Python.

Also, the audio starts around the 9 second mark.

Here’s an interesting look at Microsoft’s AI strategy from Computer Weekly, with some great quotes from Scott Guthrie.

For AI, Microsoft appears to be putting a lot of emphasis on the developer community. Its head of Cloud + AI business is Scott Guthrie, who has a developer background and co-invented Microsoft’s original ASP.NET web application technology. Guthrie is the Microsoft executive vice president with responsibility for a large chunk of Microsoft’s business, including Cloud, Windows Server, database, CRM, ERP, and the AI platform.

“Our business model at Microsoft is focused on delivering a B2B [business to business] experience and helping our partners and customers deliver to their customers, and that’s a differentiator that increasingly comes up versus Amazon as well as Google, given that their business model is ultimately about reaching users.”