Build5Nines 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 an AKS Cluster

Latest Cloud News: Kubernetes, Terraform, Teams Multi-Login and more! (November 5, 2020 – Build5Nines Weekly) 1

While there are several ways to host container workloads in Azure, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) provides the easiest way to deploy Kubernetes for teams needing a full orchestration solution.  AKS seems to gain new features every week. Depending on your needs deploying a repeatable, consistent AKS configuration can be challenging.  Infrastructure-as-Code tools like Terraform bring this complexity under control (source control, that is!) Let’s take a look at spinning up an AKS cluster using Terraform.

The AKS cluster in this guide supports the following features:

  • AKS-managed Azure Active Directory integration
  • Azure Monitor for Containers
  • Automatic AKS version upgrades
  • Separate node pools for user and system workloads
  • A system assigned managed cluster identity
  • Autoscaling node pools
  • Availability Zone Configuration
  • Azure Policy for Kubernetes

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)

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



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:

Azure Service Updates

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


If you have any suggestions or general feedback on the Build5Nines Weekly, then I’d love to hear it! Please contact me and send it on over!

Please feel free to reach out to let me know your feedback on the Build5Nines Weekly series. I post this weekly post as a service to others and really want to make it the best it can be!

Thanks for subscribing to Build5Nines Weekly!

Microsoft MVP

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.
HashiCorp Ambassador Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect