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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 the latest Azure Service Updates from the last week from Microsoft:

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Azure Service Updates

Here are the latest service updates from Microsoft over the last week:

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)

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

Security, Identity, and Privacy

Azure Stack

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
Founder, BuildAzure.com

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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