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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:

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Microsoft MVP

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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