Are you having difficulty keeping up to date on all the frequent changes and updates in the Microsoft Azure space? Then the Build Azure Weekly has the solution you’re looking for. Build Azure Weekly is a weekly blog post that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates from the week in addition to links to many other blog articles, podcasts and videos from all over the Internet.

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Service Updates

Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:

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Top Links

Here are some of the most notable links from the week:

Blog Articles

Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:


Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:

Audio / Podcasts

To complete the collection of different mediums to allow you to consume your Azure news / info in any way you want, here’s a list of the podcasts released this week:

General Cloud / Related

Here’s some noteworthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:

Featured Product

GrovePi_KitA few weeks back i posted about the Microsoft IoT Grove Kit that is aimed at making hardware prototyping with the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 easier for developers. Since it’s release it has been a bit difficult to get your hands on since it keeps selling out! The Microsoft IoT Grove Kit is a Microsoft branded package of basically what’s in the GrovePi+ Starter Kit, but with slightly different components. For example the GrovePi+ Starter Kit doesn’t come with the HDMI display, but it’s still the same GrovePi+ Plug-n-Play board that can be used with a Raspberry Pi and Windows 10 IoT Core.

If you can’t wait for the Microsoft IoT Grove Kit, then you should consider getting the GrovePi+ Starter Kit, you can purchase it here for approx. $90 USD, plus free shipping! This would also make a great holiday gift for your favorite Geek too!

Also, the kit doesn’t come with a Raspberry Pi, so you’ll want to purchase one of those too! You an purchase a Raspberry Pi 3 (the latest version!) here for approx. $35, plus free shipping!


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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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