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February, 18, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 063: Azure Hybrid Cloud with Thomas Maurer

In this episode I catch up with Thomas Maurer to discuss Azure hybrid cloud scenarios and we answer questions from a live audience.

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February, 18, 2020

By Pieter Jan Geutjens

Building an Azure Cognitive Search Results page in Vue.js (Part 3)

Learn how to build and publish a Vue.js application to an Azure Storage static website using an Azure DevOps project and pipeline.

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February, 12, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 062: Infrastructure as Code with Ned Bellavance

In this episode I chat with fellow Pluralsight Author and MS MVP Ned Bellavance about working with Terraform, Packer, ARM Templates, and Multi-Cloud.

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February, 10, 2020

By Luke Orellana

Getting Started with Terraform on Azure: Variables

Hard coded values are an anti-pattern for IaC. Learn how to use variables in Terraform to allow your configurations to become more dynamic.

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February, 07, 2020

By Michael Levan

Terraform on Azure: Create an Entire Development Environment

Create a development environment that you can spin up, destroy, and re-create any time you want with a few simple Terraform commands.

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February, 05, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 061: Dive into Kubernetes with Nigel Poulton

In this episode I catch up with world renowned Docker and Kubernetes author Nigel Poulton. Learn how to navigate the world of cloud native computing.

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February, 04, 2020

By Luke Orellana

Getting Started with Terraform on Azure: Provisioners

Learn how to work with Terraform provisioners which provide the ability to run additional steps or tasks when a resource is created or destroyed.

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January, 30, 2020

By Pieter Jan Geutjens

Building an Azure Cognitive Search Results page in Vue.js (Part 2)

Learn how to build an Azure Cognitive Search Results page with Vue.js in part two of three in this step-by-step series by Pieter Jan Geutjens.

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January, 29, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 060: Operations Anti-Patterns with Jeff Smith

In this episode we catch up with Jeff Smith to discuss his new book called "Operations Anti-Patterns: DevOps Solutions" from Manning Publications.

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January, 27, 2020

By Nicole Stevens

Getting Started with Git and Azure DevOps: The Ultimate Guide

Once you've worked your way through part one of this guide you'll be able to work with Git, a distributed version control system.

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January, 22, 2020

By Gurvinder Singh

5 Tips for Troubleshooting Azure SQL Database Performance

Here in this guide, we will walk you through top 5 practical Tips or Tricks to validate and remediate performance issues with Azure SQL databases.

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January, 21, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 059: How to Decide Between Azure and AWS?

In this episode we catch up with fellow cloud architects Nicolas Blank, Warren du Toit, and Chris Goosen to discuss the factors of choosing Azure or AWS.

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January, 16, 2020

By Pieter Jan Geutjens

Building an Azure Cognitive Search Results page in Vue.js (Part I)

Learn how to build an Azure Cognitive Search Results page with Vue.js in part one of three in this step-by-step series by Pieter Jan Geutjens.

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January, 15, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 058: DevOps vs. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

In this episode I catch up with Josh Duffney to discuss the differences between DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), and we answer questions from a live audience.

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January, 13, 2020

By Luke Orellana

Getting Started with Terraform on Azure: Deploying Resources

Terraform is a great way to start your Infrastructure as Code journey in Azure. Learn how to get started in this step-by-step guide.

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January, 08, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 057: Azure DevOps in the Real-World

In this episode we catch up with Abel Wang to talk all things Azure DevOps. Abel is a Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead at Microsoft.

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January, 06, 2020

By Luke Orellana

Infrastructure Automation with Terraform and Azure DevOps Pipeline Templates

Infrastructure as Code is considered a best practice when managing infrastructure in the cloud.

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January, 01, 2020

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 056: Kubernetes in 2020 with Kelsey Hightower

In this episode I catch up with Kelsey Hightower about how to navigate your career in tech and what the Kubernetes landscape is going to look like in 2020.

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December, 31, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Integrate an ASP.NET Core Web App with Azure Key Vault

In this guided hands-on lab you'll integrate an Azure Key Vault resource with an ASP.NET Core web app running in Azure App Service.

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December, 26, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 055: Orchestrating Containers on AWS

In this episode we catch up with Michael Wittig from from Cloudonaut.io about running containers on AWS, Infrastructure as Code, and much more.

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December, 19, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 054: DevSecOps, AppSec, and Cloud Security

In this episode we catch up with Tanya Janca to discuss DevSecOps, AppSec, and what you need to do to secure cloud applications.

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December, 11, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 053: Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches

In this episode I catch up with fellow Microsoft MVP Elton Stoneman to discuss his new book “Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches”.

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December, 04, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 052: How to Amplify Your Career with Michael Teske

In this episode I catch up with fellow Pluralsight Author Michael Teske at Microsoft Ignite 2019 and we discuss how to take your career to the next level.

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November, 27, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 051: Azure Arc and Hybrid Cloud Management

In this episode we catch up with Michael Greene from Microsoft about Azure Arc, hybrid cloud, governance, end-to-end management, and more.

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November, 21, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 050: Microsoft Ignite 2019 with Dan Wahlin and John Papa

In this episode we chat with industry legends Dan Wahlin and John Papa at Microsoft Ignite 2019 about serverless, containers, k8s, and more.

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November, 13, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 049: Serverless Automation with PowerShell and Azure Functions

In this episode we catch up with Eamon O'Reilly, Principal Program Manager on the Azure Functions team at Microsoft Ignite 2019.

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September, 09, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 039: Azure Fundamentals Certification (AZ-900)

In this episode we catch up with Microsoft MVP Tim Warner about how to prepare for the Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) Certification exam.

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August, 28, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 036: Azure vs. AWS

In this episode I chat with fellow Microsoft MVP Tim Warner and we discuss the differences and similarities of the Azure and AWS cloud platforms.

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August, 14, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 034: Cloud Native Patterns and Practices

In this episode we chat with Cornelia Davis about her latest book “Cloud Native Patterns Designing change-tolerant software”.

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June, 11, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 025: The Continuous Delivery of Value with DevOps

In this episode we talk to Donovan Brown, Principal DevOps Manager with Microsoft, about the importance of adopting DevOps practices, and the continuous delivery of value to your end-users.

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January, 29, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Episode 005: Automation with PowerShell

In this episode, I talk to Jeff Hicks about automation with PowerShell. Jeff is the author of numerous PowerShell books, and he's a well known Pluralsight Author and Microsoft MVP.

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January, 14, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Build Your First CI/CD Pipeline using Azure DevOps

Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) are considered by most to be the backbone of DevOps. Things start to get really interesting when you combine these practices with programmable infrastructure and CI/CD.

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January, 03, 2019

By Mike Pfeiffer

Amplify Your IT Career by Building Infrastructure Development Skills

Anyone who wants to thrive in the tech industry in the coming years should learn the core principles of infrastructure development. Those who do will hold in-demand skills in a world where almost everything is software defined.

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December, 28, 2018

By Mike Pfeiffer

Build, Run, and Continuously Deploy Docker Containers on Azure App Service

If you're thinking about investing your time to pick up new skills, you can't go wrong with learning how to build, run, and manage containers.

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