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032 - Favorite announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Join us for on this episode where we talk about the Microsoft Build 2020 announcements and insights. As the event was all digital, it was great that everyone got to participate from the comfort of their home sofas. Plenty of announcements!

031 - How we turned a coffee call into a website analytics solution on Azure

This episode is a bit different! We talk about one of our ideas we came up with during our regular coffee calls (the ones we still have but do not record as podcast episodes), and the idea of replacing Google Analytics came up. We discuss the solution and how we used Azure services to build a simple analytics and tracking solution for our blogs.

030 - Briefly chatting about Azure Front Door

Join us in this episode where we chat about Azure Front Door. After discussing about the Web Application Firewall in a previous episode it was a good opportunity to focus next on Azure Front Door and what it is.

029 - What is Azure Web Application Firewall?

In this episode, we take a look at Web Application Firewall, or WAF. We've previously discussed about Azure CDN (Episode 023) and remote access (Episode 009) so now it was a good time to focus on WAF itself. We also reminisce a little bit about the past when installing a firewall meant spending nights configuring routing and networks and access rules. Pricing for WAF is also curiously complex, so our take on that is also included. In the end, we have a small raffle announced, so stay tuned until the end!

028 - Succeeding with Azure DNS

Let's talk about Azure DNS! And a little bit about DNS, going all the way back to 1983 or so. Azure DNS provides an effective and cheap solution for critical name resolution services and we chat about the features and capabilities, as well as how much it costs to use based on our own experiences. Join us for a fun talk on Azure DNS!

027 - All things GitHub

In this episode, we talk about GitHub - what it is, what capabilities are there and why you should be using GitHub if you aren't already. We also reminisce fondly the times when the collaboration was based on Bulletin Board Systems' chat boards and GitHub kind of resembles that at times. We also highlight the different pricing tiers for GitHub.

026 - Succeeding with Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

Join us in this episode for a tour around Cloud Adoption Framework, or CAF for short. It's a set of best practices, guidance, and resources for end-to-end cloud adoption including migration, planning, and governance. We take a look at what CAF includes, how to get started using it and why you should check it out in your future projects.

025 - Azure Policies - the how, the what, and the why?

Earlier we discussed Azure Governance in general, and in this episode, we take a longer and deeper look at Azure Policy. It's a powerful service allowing administrators to control what happens, where and how. Join us for a tour around Azure Policy with interesting insights on how to leverage it best!

024 - Azure Governance - the overview

In this episode, we take a tour on Azure Governance through an overview of the services and capabilities it includes. As there are several different services here, we talk about each and provide examples on how they can be best utilized.

023 - The basics of Azure CDN, and how you can protect it

Join us in this episode for a discussion on the basics of Azure CDN, or Azure Content Delivery Network. We discuss the features, when and where to use it, and what the difference is to other caching services such as Redis. In addition, we also dive into securing Azure CDN properly.

022 - Getting Started with Azure Arc, the modern Group Policies

Join us for this episode where we talk about Azure Arc, the modern Group Policies. We'll take a look at the tooling, the possibilities, and approaches to start using Azure Arc to build a hybrid governance model!

021 - Talking about Azure Sentinel with Maarten Goet

We bring in a security expert in this episode, Maarten Goet, who helps us straighten out what Azure Sentinel is, why you want to use it and some real-world best practices and tips for using this SIEM whether you're a small company or a global enterprise.

020 - Powering your apps with Azure Cognitive Services

In this episode, we talk about Azure Cognitive Services - the APIs to use when you want to bring more intelligence to your apps. As not everyone can or should be a data scientist or have mad skills in math, Cognitive Services provides a convenient way to add advanced capabilities to your apps!

019 - Understanding the basics of Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)

Tobias and Jussi talk about what Azure Kubernetes Services is, and what the basics are for getting started. Tag along in this episode to learn a bit more about how containers are gaining more grounds, and how Microsoft is following suit by fully embracing containers across their workloads.

018 - Talking about securing your Azure Container Registry (ACR)

In this episode we talk about security and Azure Container Registry. We digest some best practices and tips for staying on top of your security posture with ACR.

017 - Planning and designing perimeter security in Azure

Tobias and Jussi drill down into some important discussions around perimeter security in Azure. Azure Firewall, Application Gateway, Virtual Networks and Network Security Groups, Web Application Firewall, DDoS Protection, and more - when do you use what, and what do we need to know before we dive into these important design decisions?

016 - Migrating SQL Server databases to Azure SQL

In this episode, we discuss options and considerations for when moving from SQL Server to Azure SQL. We found out there are plenty of options to choose from!

015 - A brief overview of Application Insights

In this episode, we explore what Application Insights can help us within Azure, and how it can monitor and help us troubleshoot our applications and systems in the cloud. Consider this a brief overview - we will likely do a more deep-dive later.

014 - Let's talk about Azure DevOps and embracing DevSecOps

In this episode, we're talking about what Azure DevOps is, in broad terms - and how DevSecOps fit into the picture. Embracing a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), ensuring consistent and high-quality software in your pipelines, embracing the security mindset already before it goes into the pipeline, and more.

013 - Battle of the Azure Command Line - CLI, PowerShell, Windows Terminal, what more?

Follow Tobias and Jussi as they digest some of their choices for working with Azure from the command line. The options are many, and we'll dive into some of the favorite tools and what or when they are being used. Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, Windows Terminal, Windows Subsystem for Linux and using Bash - so many options, but do you really need to know them all?

012 - Azure IoT Hub and Raspberry Pi

Follow along when we talk about IoT, and how to build Internet of Things-solutions on Azure. We talk about the devices, the services and approaches you can use to build scalable IoT solutions easily

011 - Considerations and Good Practices for Azure Developers

Follow along when we talk a bit about considerations and practices for Azure development at scale. Performance, caching, redundancies and more - some good tips for thinking before kicking off development.

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