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Azure Outages with Azure Front Door and Internal Azure WAN (October 6 – 7, 2020)

Latest Cloud News: Azure Outages, Azure Bicep Modules and more! (October 13, 2020 - Build5Nines Weekly) 1 It seems Microsoft is having quite a few outages lately. With last weeks Azure AD outage, Microsoft has continued to have some service disruptions this week too. Yesterday, October 6, there was a service outage related to Azure Front Door that had a rippling affect on Azure DevOps. Today, October 7, there was an outage related to an internal Azure WAN (Wide Area Network) that caused traffic to “route non-optimally” that also appears to have affected Azure DevOps too. There was also a period of time where the Azure status history page was down resulting in an inability to check on Azure service health. Read more…

Creating Azure Bicep Modules for Code Reuse

Latest Cloud News: Azure Outages, Azure Bicep Modules and more! (October 13, 2020 - Build5Nines Weekly) 2 The upcoming Module feature for Azure Bicep really enhances the new ARM Template alternative language in a way that ARM JSON never did. Using Azure Bicep Modules you can easily create reusable bicep code that will eliminate copy/paste of bicep code across multiple deployment projects. Azure Bicep Modules do not require any special syntax, and you can create modules that are either a single .bicep file or even a directory full of multiple .bicep files. Read more…

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)



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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