Presenting at GIRA ONLINE SPEAKERS LATAM 2022 on Azure Bicep tips and tricks

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

This week, I am presenting at GIRA ONLINE SPEAKERS LATAM 2022 event.
It is one of the largest technology events that is made available to all of Latin America and Microsoft communities.

Please, check the following LinkedIn post where I made announcementsย about this session.

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My session is focused on a brief introduction to IaC with Azure Bicep and Productivity tips for setting your infrastructure-as-code on your VS Code environment.

recorded session:

The Azure Bicep – Productivity tips session has been published on YouTube channel.

Please, check it out and let me know your feedback.

Thank you for following the #CloudMarathner journey!

Our blog is climbing up on the ranking of TOP 100 Azure Best Blogs

Hello Cloud Marathoner!

Thank you for stopping by to read about this exciting development!
Due to your continued interest and ongoing contributions to our blog, we are now placed as 16th best Azure blog.

Below is the screenshot from the Blog FeedSpot:

Our blogs standing in 100 Azure Best Blogs site

what are the Neighbouring blogs?

Currently, we have the following blogs as our upper and lower neighbors in the Top 100 Best Microsoft Azure Blogs.

The upper neighbor is an Azure Podcast and we have Azure Greg as the next neighbor. Both of them, the blog and podcast are good sources of information created free of charge for the #community by individual members.

What is next?

Well, please be on a lookout to find more Microsoft announcements, training opportunities and information about Cloud events in my upcoming posts. Namely, we will cover LATAM 2022 , Infrastructure as code updates in Azure, Azure Bicep, Security and Microsoft Ignite in the next 3 months.

Hope to hear back from you soon.
And THANK YOU for continued interest in the #CloudMarathoner blog posts!

Welcoming the Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty

Hello friends!

Hope you all had a chance to attend the Microsoft Inspire 2022, Day – 1 today!

It started with a number of announcements from Satya Nadella – the CEO and executive chairman of Microsoft. There are a number of new announcements for partner organizations.

Day 1 Notes

The general theme of event was around innovation and power of Microsoft Azure that empowers organizations and communities to do more with less using Microsoft Azure echo system products with partner solutions.

It was announced that Microsoft has more than 400,000 partners who employ more than 22 million people around the world. Partner programs reflect a commitment to shared success. And the theme of event continued to be “Together with our partners, we can achieve more.”

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Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty

One of the notable announcements of the vent is “Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty”. It is a new solution that will enable public sector customers to build and digitally transform workloads in theย Microsoftย Cloud while meeting their compliance, security and policy requirements.

It arrives with the following differentiator features:
โœ”๏ธ Data residency
โœ”๏ธ Sovereign controls
โœ”๏ธ Sovereign Landing Zone
โœ”๏ธ Governance and transparency
โœ”๏ธ Expertise

Check the detailed and official blog post onย Microsoft’s blog ๐Ÿ‘‰ ย

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Stay tuned for more Azure, Automation & Security-related posts.

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Microsoft Inspire 2022

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

It is summertime and naturally we all want to enjoy it, right?
Microsoft is scheduled to hold its annual signature event for partners – called Microsoft Inspire in few weeks.

What is Microsoft Inspire?

It is a conference held annually byย Microsoft Corporationย for its partner organizations and community around the globe. At Microsoft Inspire, partners learn about the Microsoft’s technology announcements for the upcoming year and experience the latestย product innovations while learning new skills and techniques.

Microsoft Inspire 2022 registration

Usually, it starts with a keynote from Satya Nadella – a Microsoft CEO and Board Director, followed by other Microsoft executives, featured speakers, business-track specific offerings, and hundreds of sessions.

How to Register?

This year, the Microsoft Inspire will be a virtual event and #free.
Thank you, Microsoft, for opening this event for every organization and people!

Please use the link below to register and don’t forget to pick/book your sessions from Schedule once your registration is completed.

๐Ÿ“Œ Register forย #FREEย ๐Ÿ‘‰ย
๐Ÿ“… July 19-20, 2022

Hope you will all join and enjoy this event!

OpenHack Serverless is full of fun and challenges

Hello friends,

I had a great opportunity to attend an OpenHack Serverless event and guided my team in their hacking adventure. It was a great training/hacking event where participants team up to solve a close, real-world problem using the technology.

OpenHack: Serverless Coach

What my team did?

My team consisted of five professionals who had various levels of experience with Azure and its Serverless tech stack. As a team they were able to overcome a number of success criteria by solving problems and unlocking next challenges over the day. A number of different serverless technologies have been used in this event, such as:

  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Logic App
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • API Management
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Event Grid
  • Azure Event Hub
  • App Services

How coaches help their Team?

As their Coach, I have leveraged my understanding of how to build and deploy an Azure Serverless solution and lead my team to learn and follow best practices through a Serverless OpenHack event.

My team will leverage these skills to understand and explain the serverless tech challenges to a diverse team of customers. Each participant of this event also provided product feedback directly to Microsoft employees.


If you get an opportunity to participate in a Microsoft OpenHack event, don’t miss that. You will be really challenged with your skills and learn much more while enjoying the event.

Post Build Table Topics: Your Cloud Certification Journey

Hello friends,

I hope you all enjoyed the Microsoft Build 2022 and had a chance to look into the Learning Zone and join the Cloud Skills Challenge.

If you did miss most of the Build then no worries, as it has recorded sessions that you can watch on your schedule.

Please, join me and Marcos today, if you missed certification and learning announcements during the Build event. We will address a very important topic: Cloud Certification Journey, and share tips & bits on getting yours started.

Post Build Table Topics: Your Cloud Certification Journey
Post Build Table Topics: Your Cloud Certification Journey

๐Ÿ“Œ Register for #free on meetup ๐Ÿ‘‰

Cloud Skills Challenge is back with Microsoft Build 2022 ๐Ÿ‘

Hello Cloud Marathoners,

I have good news for all of you!
Now, you could you earn aย #freeย #examvoucherย ๐Ÿ’ฐ (worth ๐Ÿ’ฒ165 or ยฃ 113) by completing theย #cloudskillschallengeย atย Microsoftย Build 2022. Yay!

Microsoft Build 2022 Cloud Skills Challenge

What is the cloud skill challenges?

Well, each of these learning challenges are set of Microsoft Learn modules. You could read and complete them on your own phase within a month.

๐Ÿ“Œ Check out these 8ย #cloudskillsย challenges and sign-up to participate ๐Ÿ‘‰ย

You have a selection choice to pick the right challenge for YOU & earnย #freeย #examvoucher. Available challenges are listed below:

โœ”๏ธ Microsoft 365: Building Applications and Solutions Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Azure Developer Challenge
โœ”๏ธ IoT Developer Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Azure Cosmos DB Developer Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Power Platform: Functional Consultant Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Power Platform: App Maker Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Microsoft Security: Who Hacked? Challenge
โœ”๏ธ Data and AI: Who Hacked? Challenge

What happens when I complete a challenge?

You will be notified by email and become eligible to redeem one exam voucher. Exam voucher is an official Microsoft exam payment code (๐Ÿ’ฒ165 or ยฃ 113 value) you earn forย #freeย by completing the cloud skills challenge on-time.

๐Ÿ“Œ Check out the Official Terms and Conditions ๐Ÿ‘‰ย

You can redeem an #examvoucher for an eligible exam listed below:
๐ŸŒŸ AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution
๐ŸŒŸ AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
๐ŸŒŸ AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer
๐ŸŒŸ AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
๐ŸŒŸ DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud – Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB
๐ŸŒŸ MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions
๐ŸŒŸ PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker
๐ŸŒŸ PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant
๐ŸŒŸ PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst
๐ŸŒŸ SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst
๐ŸŒŸ SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator


I wish you all GOOD LUCK in this challenge ๐Ÿคž

Please, don’t forget to tag me on LinkedIn or Twitter once your challenge is completed or you pass the exam!

This might be a unique opportunity to earn the first PRO Microsoftย #azurecertificationย for many people in theย #cloudcommunity.
Please ๐Ÿ™Œ share this with yourย #network too.

Hope to hear from all of you soon ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿค—

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Microsoft Build 2022 is this week

Hello friends,

Hope you are all pumped up and excited for this week’s Build ๐Ÿš€ event!

It is a special week when Microsoft will be announcing publicly the latest innovations in code and development tools and services to global audience.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the industry directions in #development#azure#lowcode and how Microsoft is evolving post-pandemic.

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Microsoft Build 2022 Registration

Thus, save the date and register to attend it between May 24-26, 2022.

๐Ÿ“Œ Register forย #FREEย ๐Ÿ‘‰ย on official site

Have you attended before?

Did you had a chance to attend this awesome event last year?
If yes, then please let me know on LinkedIn chat what is/was your favorite topics or session.

All right, hope you all will enjoy the #MSBuild and share your experience โค

Cloud Marathoner ranked in the Top 100 Azure blogs

Greetings to my dear Cloud Marathoner friends!

We have a piece of great newsย to celebrate this week as our blog is one of the 100 Best Microsoft Azure Blogs and Websites in 2022 ( Yay ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Actually, our blog post progressed up by one rank, and now it is in the 56th spot.

#CloudMarathoner on FeedSpot TOP 100 Azure Blogs

Could it make it to the TOP 10 Azure Blogs?

Well, I don’t want to speculate on that but, everything is possible with your help ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Yes, YOU – my dearest readers and supporters ๐Ÿ’ช of #cloudmarathoner movement!!!

Thank you for all you do ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

What is a FeedSpot blog site?

This site has a very selective editorial team and does a very hard job of on objectively deciding which blogs deserve the top spot for the readers.

I was informed that the FeedSpot editorial team extensively searches on Google and social media websites to find the best Microsoft Azure blogs and ranks them based on several factors such as:

  • Blog content quality
  • Post consistency
  • Age of the blog
  • Average number of shares on social sites of the blog posts
  • Traffic of the blog site and more.

Here is the clear text URL below, where you can find more about the TOP 100 Azure blogs:


Check out the links posted above and visit this site, and please like & subscribe to the #cloudmarathoner.

What is new in Azure Bicep v0.6?

Hello freinds,

Thank you everyone who has landed in this page to check out my Global Azure 2022 session โ€“ What is new in Azure Bicep language?

I had a great joy while interacting with a number of attendees.
Thank You for checking this blog and please feel free to reach out back with your questions.

What is new in Azure Bicep language?

As you might know, the Azure Bicep language brings a new Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) approach to manage your Azure resources in a clean way.
We also have a classic ARM JSON template that is/was traditionally used to define Azure infrastructure resources in a declarative way.

However, it is not easy to author and maintain ARM JSON templates when your project grows in complexity.

A demo screenshot from the session

But, I have good news for you – Microsoft infrastructure team has been working on new language to ease this process. Thus, an Azure Bicep language is created to simplify management of your infrastructure while re-using the code.

In this, I have introduced new features and capabilities of Azure Bicep v0.5 & v0.6 language. You also see demos on how it is simple to create, manage a modularized Azure infrastructure-as-code, while using familiar tools and extensions on VS Code.

A screenshot from the slides

If you missed this session, no worries, you are covered, as this session was recorded. It is freely availiable on the #cloudmarathoner ๐Ÿ– โฉ YouTube channel here.

The slides and as well as links to the recommended resources are posted on my ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿด GitHub repo here.

Please, feel free to check up this GitHub repo, share & fork it as you like ๐Ÿ‘