Latest Cloud News: Azure IoT + Terraform, OpenVPN and more! (July 28, 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!

Terraform: Create Azure IoT Hub and Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

At the core of any Internet of Things (IoT) solution built with Microsoft Azure is the need to connect IoT devices to the cloud and send/retrieve event telemetry for those devices. When building an IoT solution using Azure IoT, the two primary services that you will use in almost every IoT solution are the Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service (DPS). Of course, you can easily create and manage these services from the Azure Portal, Azure CLi, and other tools, but you can also easily create and manage them using Terraform as well!

Easy to Use VPN with OpenVPN in Azure

Security and Privacy are key in todays digital first world. Setting up a VPN with OpenVPN in Microsoft Azure offers a fairly simple method to add an additional option to increase your security and privacy online. This is true for both personal and enterprise purposes. Using a VPN, will allow you to stay secure regardless of what Wifi hotspot or network you’re connecting to the Internet through.

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

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality



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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