Azure Weekly: May 5, 2019 - Microsoft //Build is this week! 1Do you find it difficult to keep up-to-date on the frequent updates and changes in the Microsoft Azure cloud? If so, Build Azure Weekly is the solution you’ve been searching for! Build Azure Weekly is a weekly newsletter that includes all the latest Microsoft Azure Service Updates, blogs, videos, and podcasts from from Microsoft and the greater community for the week!

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Microsoft //Build is this week!

This is the week of the Microsoft Build conference! It will be a fun filled week for those attending the conference, with lots of news and announcements being shared with the world. The conference runs from May 6 – 8. In anticipation of all the great stuff coming, I’m publishing Build Azure Weekly a day earlier than I normally do (on a Sunday). This should help everyone get caught up on all the weeks news around the Microsoft Cloud and Azure before all the announcements start this week around Microsoft //Build.

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For those of you who are not able to attend (as I’m sure this is the vast majority of you) , you can watch the Live stream for the event here:

Have a great week, and keep an eye on for updates on all the Microsoft //Build announcements and news!

The Weeks Top Links

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

Azure Service Updates

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)

Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)

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

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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.