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Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Latest Cloud News: Python in Azure Cloud Shell, Terraform Certification, and more! (October 22, 2020 – Build5Nines Weekly) 1

Did you know the Azure Cloud Shell includes support for Python? You can write Python scripts, save then, upload, and run them directly within the Azure Cloud Shell. This offers the ability to do more than just Bash or PowerShell scripting in the Cloud Shell, but also utilize the full power of the Python programming language directly in the Azure Cloud Shell.

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HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate DevOps Certification

Latest Cloud News: Python in Azure Cloud Shell, Terraform Certification, and more! (October 22, 2020 – Build5Nines Weekly) 2

The popularity of HashiCorp Terraform has really taken off in the last couple of years. Terraform has become an extremely popular tool for writing declarative Infrastructure as Code (IaC) used to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure across one or even multiple clouds (think “Polynimbus). With this growing popularity, HashCorp is recognizing the need for enterprises to be able to hire qualified candidates when it comes to using Terraform. They have done this by introducing the HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate certification!

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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

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:


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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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