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Build Azure Weekly provides your go-to source to keep up-to-date on all the latest Microsoft Azure news and updates. Included within Build Azure Weekly newsletter are blog articles, podcasts, videos, and more from Microsoft and the greater community over the past week. Be sure to subscribe to Build Azure Weekly to get the newsletter in your email every week and never miss a thing!

The Weeks Top Links

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

How to Build Azure

The latest addition to is the all new How to Build Azure guides! This is a new section of that hosts “How to” style guides to help you be more productive working in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Here’s a few of the latest guides in the How to Build Azure archive:

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Additionally, in the How to Build Azure catalog are the Microsoft Cloud Workshops; which are developed by Microsoft and released as Open Source. These are hosted here to help give visibility and increase the accessibility of the awesome resource that is the Microsoft Cloud Workshops! Below is a list of a few of the Microsoft Cloud Workshops in How to Build Azure:

The new “Guide” content type in is designed to provide “How to” or “Lab” style guides on how to do things in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Rather than “lab guides” that are step-by-step learning resources, How to Build Azure is meant to help you be more productive in your day-to-day job. How to Build Azure is a productivity booster resource to go along with all the Articles posted on the site; from certifications to architecture, developer, devops, and beyond. These guides can be found in the “Guides” header menu item of, and displayed in the sidebar of the website.

Azure Service Updates

Here’s this weeks Azure service updates from Microsoft:

Blog Articles

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

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Command-Line and ARM Templates

Database and Big Data

Internet of Things (IoT)

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

DevOps and Development

Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc) and Service Fabric

Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Learning and Certification



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


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:


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Chris Pietschmann

Chris Pietschmann
Microsoft MVP – Azure

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Chris is the Founder of and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT with 20 years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.