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 #CloudMarathonerblog posts!
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.”
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 the Microsoft Cloud while meeting their compliance, security and policy requirements.
It arrives with the following differentiator features: ✔️ Data residency ✔️ Sovereign controls ✔️ Sovereign Landing Zone ✔️ Governance and transparency ✔️ Expertise
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 by Microsoft Corporation 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 latest product innovations while learning new skills and techniques.
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.
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.
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 Logic App
Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Key Vault
Azure Event Grid
Azure Event Hub
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.
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.
You have a selection choice to pick the right challenge for YOU & earn #free#examvoucher. Available challenges are listed below:
✔️ Microsoft 365: Building Applications and Solutions Challenge ✔️ Azure Developer Challenge ✔️ IoT Developer Challenge ✔️ Azure Cosmos DB Developer Challenge ✔️ Power Platform: Functional Consultant Challenge ✔️ Power Platform: App Maker Challenge ✔️ Microsoft Security: Who Hacked? Challenge ✔️ 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 (💲165 or £ 113 value) you earn for #free by completing the cloud skills challenge on-time.
You can redeem an #examvoucher for an eligible exam listed below: 🌟 AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution 🌟 AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure 🌟 AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer 🌟 AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions 🌟 DP-420: Designing and Implementing Cloud – Native Applications Using Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB 🌟 MS-600: Building Applications and Solutions 🌟 PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker 🌟 PL-200: Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant 🌟 PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst 🌟 SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst 🌟 SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator
I wish you all GOOD LUCK in this challenge 🤞
Please, don’t forget to tag me on LinkedIn or Twitter once your challenge is completed or you pass the exam!
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.
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.
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.
If you missed this session, no worries, you are covered, as this session was recorded. It is freely availiable on the #cloudmarathoner 🖐 ⏩ YouTube channel here.
The slides and as well as links to the recommended resources are posted on my 🖐 🍴 GitHub repo here.
Please, feel free to check up this GitHub repo, share & fork it as you like 👍