Month Presenter(s) Topic
January 2019 Gayatri Guru Sneak Peek into Azure Billing API
February 2019 Alex Apergis / Josh Hurn Life in CloudOps
March 2019 Valeriia Savenko Azure IoT 101
April 2019 COVID19 Isolation
May 2019 Jernej Kavka From Paper to Power using Azure Form Recognition
June 2019 Todd Whitehead Best of Build 2020
July 2019 Bill Chesnut Azure Application Insights for Developers
August 2019 Wagner Silveira A Lap Around API Management VS Code Extension
September 2019 Johannes Strydom Blazor’ing’ly simple secure app development with immutable infrastructure
December 2019 Various UNCONVENTION NIGHT!
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Blob storage 200 TB objects (GA)
Increasing from the current 5TB size, (40x increase!)
allows a single disk to be simultaneously attached and used from multiple virtual machines
Must be P15 or above
There is a per mount cost on the disks as seen on the right.
New Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities (GA)
Azure portal integration
With the Azure portal integration, you get a simple interface to deploy and manage your apps and virtual
Azure role-based access control (RBAC)
You can use Azure RBAC to provide fine-grained
access control to your Windows Virtual Desktop
Previously, you could only publish Remote Apps and
Desktops to individual users. You can now publish
resources to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) groups,
which makes it much easier to scale.
The monitoring logs are now stored in Azure Monitor Logs.
Cost Management + Billing updates (GA)
When you see groups like "no value," "other purchases," or "untagged". Now you can filter down
to these empty values and group by other attributes to drill in and understand your costs.
HashiCorp Consul Service (GA)
HCS on Azure enables
Azure users to natively
servers in any
supported Azure region
directly through the
Consul servers are managed and
operated by HashiCorp SREs while Azure
takes care of the underlying
infrastructure, virtual machines (VMs),
Azure Monitor for SAP (Preview)
Key features of Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions include:
Customers can get telemetry data from multiple systems of different source system types.
SAP HANA DB telemetry:
Customers can collect and view Backup and telemetry, infrastructure utilization in the Azure portal.
Microsoft SQL Server telemetry:
Telemetry data, visualizations and key statistics from SQL Server,
High-availability (HA) cluster telemetry:
Customers can get telemetry data from Pacemaker clusters and identify which clusters are healthy
JMS 2.0 over AMQP on Azure Service Bus (Preview)
Here is a list of JMS features that are supported today: (Full parity planned by GA)
Shared durable subscriptions.
Shared non-durable subscriptions.
Unshared durable subscriptions.
Unshared non-durable subscriptions.
Auto-creation of all the above entities (if they don’t already exist).
Sending messages with delivery delay (scheduled messages).
NFS 3.0 support for Azure Blob storage (Preview)
NFS 3.0 support for Azure Blob storage helps with large scale read-heavy sequential access workloads
where data will be ingested once and minimally modified further including large scale analytic data,
backup and archive.
During the preview, NFS 3.0 is available to BlockBlobStorage accounts with premium performance in the
following regions: US East, US Central, and Canada Central.
Support for GPV2 accounts with standard tier performance will be announced soon.
On Demand Training - Updates
•Introduction to Azure
•Create Serverless Logic with Azure Functions
•Designing a Hybrid Cloud in Azure
•Docker for Web Developers
•Azure AD for Developers
•Azure For AWS Experts
•Deploying Hybrid Identitity Solutions Using Azure AD
•Monitoring Apps with Application Insights
A Lap Around API Management VS Code
Speaker: Wagner Silveira
Wagner Silveira is a Microsoft Azure MVP and the Principal Integration
Architect at Theta. Originally from Brazil, where he started his IT career
as a class-led instructor of Microsoft products, Wagner came to New
Zealand in 2002, and has been working in integration related projects
using Microsoft Technologies ever since.