Scott Hanselman sits down with Cosmos Darwin to learn about Azure Stack HCI, which is a new host operating system for hyperconverged infrastructure.

Delivered as an Azure service, Azure Stack HCI provides the latest and up to date security, performance, and feature updates. To illustrate the flexibility of Azure Stack HCI, Cosmos also shows his “cluster in a wooden box” – a self-contained, battery-powered datacenter built into a custom-made wooden briefcase.

Content index:

  • [0:00:00]- Introduction
  • [0:00:28]- Episode start
  • [0:02:37]- Unpacking Azure Stack HCI
  • [0:05:13]- Demo: Azure Stack HCI in the Azure portal
  • [0:08:35]- Demo: Seamlessly replicate VMs to Azure
  • [0:10:18]- A cluster in a wooden box
  • [0:12:32]- Azure Stack HCI use cases, hardware, and cost
  • [0:14:40]- Episode wrap-up

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Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions is an Azure-native monitoring solution for customers running their SAP landscapes on Azure. 

Syeda Persia Aziz joins Scott Hanselman to show how it collects and consolidates telemetry data from Azure infrastructure and databases at one central location, regardless of the underlying infrastructure (Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Large Instances, or both). 

You can then use this data to correlate telemetry visually between different components for faster troubleshooting.     

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Maintaining an elevated level of security and governance in regulated industries like financial services can introduce complexity and friction.

Geoff Langfield from Fidelity Investments joins Scott Hanselman to show how they’re eliminating this friction by using automation to onboard their large developer community to Azure at scale.

Video index:

  • [0:00:00]- Intro
  • [0:00:40]- Episode start
  • [0:03:47]- Demo: Fidelity’s AAF user portal, Part 1
  • [0:05:50]- Explanation of the automation workflow
  • [0:09:36]- Demo: Fidelity’s AAF user portal, Part 2
  • [0:10:47]- Architectural design discussion
  • [0:13:47]- Episode wrap-up

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Azure Security Center enables you to strengthen your security posture.

Yuri Diogenes joins Scott Hanselman to show how Security Center helps you identify and perform the hardening tasks recommended as security best practices and implement them across your machines, data services, and apps.

Content Index:

  • [0:00:00]- Intro
  • [0:00:24]- Episode start
  • [0:04:41]- Demo: Security Center dashboard
  • [0:05:20]- Demo: Security recommendations
  • [0:06:20]- Demo: Quick fix remediation
  • [0:07:20]- Demo: View remediation logic
  • [0:08:00]- Demo: Regulatory compliance
  • [0:09:06]- Demo: Standard tier overview (threat protection)
  • [0:11:48]- Demo: Security alerts
  • [0:13:19]- Demo: Security alert suppression rules
  • [0:15:54]- Episode wrap-up

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AzUrlShortener is an open source, budget-friendly URL shortener you can deploy directly from GitHub with one click into your Azure subscription.

In this episode, Frank Boucher joins Scott Hanselman to explain how to get it, why it’s inexpensive, and explores the source code.     

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Scott Jeschonek joins Scott Hanselman to talk about Azure HPC Cache.

Whether you are rendering a movie scene, searching for variants in a genome, or running machine learning against a data set, HPC Cache can provide very low latency high throughput access to the required file data.

Even more, your data can remain on its Network Attached Storage (NAS) environment in your data center while you drive your jobs into Azure Compute.

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Isaac Levin joins Scott Hanselman to talk about building highly scalable applications and having fun with the Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock sample application.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock is a multi-language application built with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, deployed with GitHub Actions and running on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

It also uses Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services (Custom Vision API). Languages used in this application include .NET, Node.js, Python, Java, and PHP.     

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Are you working with Apache Kafka and want to simplify management of your infrastructure?

Lena Hall joins Scott Hanselman to show you can keep using Apache Kafka libraries for hundreds of projects, and try Azure Event Hubs behind the scenes to focus on code instead of maintaining infrastructure     

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Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to go over two important updates to Azure Cosmos DB: Free Tier and Autopilot.

Free Tier enables you to run small applications using Azure Cosmos DB free of charge for as long as you like. Autopilot enables developers to only pay for the Azure Cosmos DB usage they need and not worry about predicting throughput.

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