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Microsoft Azure Space – Innovation on Earth and Beyond

Latest Cloud News: Azure Space, Pulumi IaC CI/CD Pipelines, and more! (October 29, 2020 – Build5Nines Weekly) 1

Microsoft is advancing cloud datacenters where no cloud datacenter has gone before; into Space! They have brought together a team of renowned space industry veterans to work along-side Microsoft product engineers and scientists to build cloud capabilities that meet the needs for space. These efforts with Microsoft Azure Space bring innovations that include space mission simulation, insights from satellite data, as well as innovations applied to areas on both on and off planet Earth.

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Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi Infrastructure as Code (IaC) CI/CD Pipelines

Latest Cloud News: Azure Space, Pulumi IaC CI/CD Pipelines, and more! (October 29, 2020 – Build5Nines Weekly) 2

I have worked with Terraform for a few years, from entirely open demo environments to customers with strict security and compliance requirements.  I haven’t had the same opportunity to work with Pulumi in strictly regulated environments, but I know Pulumi has grown by leaps and bounds while I focused on Terraform. I’m curious to look at Pulumi through the lens of what I’ve come to learn about working on Terraform with teams in a regulated environment.

Changing infrastructure, whether with Pulumi or Terraform, carries risk. I’m familiar with the tools and techniques for mitigating these risks with Terraform. I’d like to explore how to do the same with Pulumi.

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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




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:

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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