Latest Cloud News: Nvidia acquires ARM, Azure Bicep IoT, Surface Duo and more! (September 15, 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!

Surface Duo First Impressions

The first-ever Microsoft Android phone arrived yesterday, and I have to say I’m impressed with the device. It’s been about 72 hours since I received it so I thought I would give you my first impressions.

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Nvidia acquiring ARM for $40 Billion

Nvidia has recently reported they will be acquiring ARM Holdings; the company behind ARM microprocessors. Nvidia is the top graphics processor company in the industry, and over the last 10+ years ARM processors (CPUs) have become the standard in all kinds of mobile devices.

ARM Holdings is currently owned by SoftBank; which purchased the company four years ago back in 2016 for $32 Billion. Nvidia has reported to be acquiring ARM Holding from SoftBank for $40 Billion. While SoftBank has reportedly struggled to grow the business, the Nvidia acquisition would mark a big win for SoftBank.

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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)



Internet of Things (IoT)

Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, Service Fabric, etc)

Security, Identity, and Privacy

Azure Stack



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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