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104 - Become an Azure Architect with the new AZ-305 certification

We take a look at another exciting certification update - the AZ-305 certification. It replaces the older AZ-303 and AZ-304 Azure Architect-focused exams, and now together with AZ-104, it makes it slightly more approachable for professionals to reach their Expert certification status! Also, Tobi asks Jussi an odd and unexpected question.

103 - Azure Updates

And this week, we take our traditional look at what's new and announced for Azure. This time it's a bit heavy on infrastructure and enterprise features, but we also found exciting bits on security and something for developers, too. Jussi asks Tobias an unexpected question about superhero powers.

102 - Where do you store your application config data?

This week we'll talk about storing configuration data for our applications. What are the options? Are older options, such as Web.Config, still relevant? How about sensitive configuration data? Or non-sensitive? We go through the different options and dive deeper into the more modern ones. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

101 - Dial into Azure

We take a look at dialing into Azure. Not with a modem, though, but by utilizing Point-to-Site VPN. We also discuss Site-to-Site VPN, the different use cases - and interestingly, the new authentication option in Point-to-Site VPN. Lastly, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question - and gets an unexpected answer.

100 - Celebrating one hundred episodes of the podcast!

It's the 100th episode of our podcast! When we got started, we hoped that someday we'd be here. Today, we'll look into the future - what trends, predictions, and wishes do we have for Azure in the next 10 years? Also, both Tobi and Jussi avoid the unexpected question and tell a cloud joke. Bare with us 😂

099 - Azure Updates

It's episode 99 already! This week, we'll take our traditional (monthly) look at all new announcements and updates to Microsoft Azure. It seems the theme is services that will be deprecated or retired. Also, interesting updates around security! Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

098 - Get certified as a Security Operations Analyst

In this week's episode, we take a look at getting certified as a Security Operations Analyst. The certification exam is SC-200, and we talk about the content of this course and exam and dive deeper into the different relevant services such as Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender. Lastly, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

097 - Durable Functions with Marc Duiker

We have a guest appearance for this episode with Marc Duiker (Lead Consultant at Xpirit and Azure MVP). We talk about Azure Durable Functions, how they differ from Azure Functions, and what the different patterns and types are. Also, Marc gets an unexpected question.

096 - Moving towards a cloud-only architecture

Join us in this episode, where we discuss the numerous aspects of moving towards a cloud-only architecture. Having a more lightweight approach to on-premises is often something that companies are focusing on, so we take a look at the relevant aspects such as file shares, legacy apps, Active Directory, and security. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question!

095 - Azure Updates

We take our frequent look at Azure Updates - what's new, what was announced, what's interesting? In this week's updates, we have plenty for developers, IT Pros, and on security. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

094 - Your PC in the cloud with Windows 365

We take a look at Windows 365 - the Cloud PC service. It was announced during Inspire, and now it's available. What is it, why do you need it, and how much does it cost to use? Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

093 - Forgetting your passwords with passwordless

Everyone loves passwords. Especially, when you have a lot of them. In this episode, we take a look at passwordless - how does it work, why not just use MFA, and what the use cases and scenarios are. It isn't too complex, but you have plenty of options to choose from! Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

092 - What's up with Application Insights

We take a fresh look at Azure Application Insights. It's been a while since we've checked what's new with this fantastic service - and today, we talk about the latest updates, and how they can best be used! Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

091 - Azure Updates

We take our frequent look at Azure Updates - what's new, what was announced, what's interesting? In this week's updates, we have plenty for developers, IT Pros, and on security. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question and gets an unexpected but super insightful answer.

090 - Managing virtual machines with Azure Automanage

Join us this week for an episode on Azure Automanage. It's a service - currently in preview - for automatically configuring and managing your VMs according to best practices. But which best practices? We take a look at Azure Automanage settings, the configuration changes, and how it might affect your approach to managing your VMs. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question!

089 - Azure Disk Encryption for Linux

When using Azure, we like to encrypt everything. For Linux virtual machines, though, encryption requires the use of Azure Disk Encryption. In this episode, we take a look at how it works, how to enable it, and what sort of issues might arise. Also, Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

088 - Azure Updates

Tune in to hear about the latest Azure updates! We talk about new updates since May 2021 and after Build 2021. Also, Jussi asks Tobi a surprising question about LEGO.

087 - Get certified on Azure Security with AZ-500

Let's get certified! In this episode, we talk about AZ-500, the security-focused certification exam for Azure. We also talk about how it aligns with other security certifications from Microsoft, and share tips and insights on the actual exam.

086 - Exploring Azure Synapse with Vesa Tikkanen

In this episode, we talk about Azure Synapse (and Azure Data in general) with our guest, Mr. Vesa Tikkanen. During our chat, we position the numerous Azure Data services, including Snowflake and Databricks. Jussi asks Vesa an unexpected question.

085 - A look at Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes

During Microsoft Build 2021, Microsoft announced new capabilities for Azure Arc. We take a look at what these are, and how it changes the thinking in a hybrid approach. Topics on this include Kubernetes, the different serverless approaches for Azure workloads, and how to set up a test lab for this. Also, Jussi asks Tobi a surprising question.

084 - Creating custom connectors in Azure for Power Platform

In this episode, we focus on creating Azure-hosted custom connectors, that Power Platform can use. We briefly take a look at what Power Platform is, and then move on to how to host your custom connectors and what Azure services to utilize. Lots of talk about APIs, Swagger, and serverless! Jussi also asks Tobi an unexpected question.

083 - Microsoft Build 2021 announcements and news

Microsoft Build 2021 has kicked off, and we are digesting some of the Azure-related announcements and news we think are interesting.

082 - So, where is my data?

Do you know where your data resides in Azure? We take a look at data residency in Azure. We talk about geos, regions, and locations, a bit about GDPR, and our findings. Also, Jussi gets the unexpected question.

081 - Azure Updates

A look at the very recent Azure updates. We pick and choose the interesting and important ones for IT Pros and developers. So much to talk about this time!

080 - Exploring Azure Arc with Thomas Maurer

In this episode, we invite Microsoft's Thomas Maurer to talk about Azure Arc. What is it, how does it help us, is it difficult to start with, and what does it cost? Also, Swiss chocolate!

079 - We're talking about Azure Bicep

We take a look at Azure Bicep - an approach where you author .bicep files that produce ARM templates for Azure. We talk about the tooling, the maturity of Azure Bicep, the approaches, and how PowerShell users might feel about it. Also, Jussi asks Tobi a surprising question.

078 - Azure Updates

We take a look again at the most recent Azure updates - what's announced, what's in preview, and what's generally available now?

077 - Publishing with Azure AD Application Proxy

In this episode, we take a look at Azure AD Application Proxy. Using it to publish internal apps, while enforcing security requirements such as MFA, makes it super easy to provide access for your users. We talk about the use cases, licensing, approaches and challenges.

076 - So you want to become an Azure developer? Get the AZ-204!

We take a look at the current status of Azure certifications, more specifically, the AZ-204 - a developer certification. We talk about our experiences on passing (and failing) certifications and what is required from developers in the exam. Also, preparation tips and updates on the recent changes to certifications. Tobi asks Jussi an unexpected question.

075 - Azure spring cleaning

It's time for an Azure spring cleaning! In this episode, we talk about cleaning up your Azure subscriptions and Azure AD tenants. We talk a little bit about governance but focus more on the practicalities - what tools to use, what to clean, how to conduct those discussions with stakeholders, and why you should worry about the cost. Also, Jussi asks Tobi an unexpected question.

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