Explore your options to select the right VMs for your workloads with this video by Microsoft Mechanics.

On this episode of Azure Essentials, Matt McSpirit shares core compute and disk storage options for any workload you want to run in Azure.

If you’re new to Azure, shifting your apps or workloads onto a virtual machine or multiple VMs in Azure can be achieved without rearchitecting them or writing new code. You can even deploy your workloads to Azure Dedicated Hosts that provide single tenant physical servers dedicated to your organization.

In this episode, Abel and Damian talk about why DevOps is important for on prem applications. They’ll walk through creating a CI/CD pipeline for our VM-based application and database using Azure Pipelines and GitHub Actions.

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  • [00:53] Why do we even bother with DevOps?
  • [01:49] Where do we start?
  • [02:36] Demo: Creating a Pipeline in Azure Pipelines
  • [06:30] Building our artifacts
  • [07:15] Configuring environments
  • [10:05] Deploying to environments
  • [13:29] Doing it in GitHub Actions

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In this episode of Azure Unblogged, Thomas Maurer speaks with Lior Kamrat about the Azure Arc Jumpstart project. The Azure Arc Jumpstart project is designed to provide a “zero to hero” experience so you can start working with Azure Arc right away.

With step-by-step guides for independent Azure Arc scenarios that incorporate as much automation as possible, detailed screenshots and code samples, and a rich and comprehensive experience – The Jumpstart project has you covered!

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Azure Arc enables customers to reduce the complexity of managing disparate infrastructure scattered across on-premises and multicloud by bringing all resources into a single control plane.

It also allows customers to use cloud native services into any infrastructure, anywhere. In this video, get a glimpse into the executive vision behind Azure Arc.

Learn more: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-arc/

Take continuous backup of your data from all regions data is replicated in, and restore your database to any point in time over the past 30 days.

This capability is available on the Azure Cosmos DB Core (SQL) API, and API for MongoDB.

Continuous backup is an alternative to the default periodic backup option and offers even more security for your data. It can be enabled and managed using Azure portal, PowerShell, or CLI (command line interface).

Device Update for IoT Hub is a comprehensive platform that customers can use to publish, distribute, and manage over-the-air updates for everything from tiny sensors to gateway-level devices. This platform is now in preview in the Western US, Asia, and Europe to keep devices and applications secure and updated.

Keeping a network of IoT devices secure and up to date can be complex and costly, especially for organizations with limited technology staffing. Rather than take on the cost and work of building and maintaining custom update solutions, Device Update for IoT Hub customers can take advantage of a platform that is tailored for IoT devices and built on the experience Microsoft has developed through regularly updating hundreds of millions of Windows devices.   

Learn more by reading the blog post at https://aka.ms/iot-hub-device-update-blog

Do you want to scale your workloads on Kubernetes without having to worry about the details? Do you want to run Azure Functions anywhere and easily scale it yourself?

Tom Kerkhove shows Scott Hanselman how Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA) makes application autoscaling dead simple.

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Migrating to the cloud requires some investigation on the resources required.  Jay and Abel will look at how to begin the Lift and Shift process by reviewing the hosts and determining needs.

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Join Data Platform MVP Ben Weissman as he explores Azure Arc for Data Services, Microsoft’s solution to deploy services like Azure SQL to any cloud – including private clouds – using Kubernetes. He will take us through the core concepts of Azure Arc for Data Services and also demo how easy it is to deploy an Azure SQL Managed Instance on-premises while still being able to see its telemetry from the Azure portal.

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