Latest Cloud News: Azure Cloud Shell Tips, Azure Sphere, Microsoft acquire TikTok, NVidia acquire ARM, and more! (August 6, 2020 - Build5Nines Weekly) 1Build5Nines Weekly provides your go-to source to keep up-to-date on all the latest Microsoft Azure news and updates. Included within Build5Nines Weekly newsletter are blog articles, podcasts, videos, and more from Microsoft and the greater community over the past week. Be sure to subscribe to Build5Nines Weekly to get the newsletter in your email every week and never miss a thing!

Azure Cloud Shell Tips and Tricks

The Azure Cloud Shell offers the ability to manage cloud resources, virtual machines, run scripts and other tasks directly from within the browser or Azure Mobile app. There are a few command-line tools for automating tasks and scripting things with Microsoft Azure. These tools are great to use locally or from a remote server, and the Azure Cloud Shell includes many of these tools pre-installed and ready to use. Azure Cloud Shell offers many powerful features that make it a really great tool for Azure Administrator, Developers, DevOps Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, and others who need to work with Azure resources and manage their cloud environments. In this article, we’ll dive into many of the features of the Azure Cloud Shell that help you be more productive in your Azure management duties through. Read the full article…

Introduction to Azure Sphere – Secure IoT Development Platform

Azure Sphere is Microsoft’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform for building more highly secured IoT solutions. Azure Sphere incorporates components of hardware, operating system, and cloud technologies to achieve greater security. It’s design provides the ability to build high-level applications, written in C, that run on the custom Azure Sphere OS Linux operating system. It also communicates securely to the Azure Sphere Security Service (AS3) that provides the cloud component of an IoT root of trust ecosystem. From there Azure Sphere can be integrated with any service of an IoT solution; such as Microsoft Azure, on-premises or even other cloud providers. This article walks you through the major components of Azure Sphere Development so you’re prepared with the fundamentals of building secure IoT solutions using the Microsoft Azure Sphere platform. Read the full article…

The Weeks 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:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)



Internet of Things (IoT)

Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Service Fabric, etc)

Security, Identity, and Privacy

Azure Stack

Learning / Training / Certification

XBox / xCloud / Gaming



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:

Latest Featured Articles

Azure Service Updates

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


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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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