Latest Cloud News: Surface Duo, AKS, Azure CLI Kung Fu and more! (August 18, 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!

Video: Azure CLI Kung Fu VM for Admins, DevOps, Developers, and SREs!

Latest Cloud News: Surface Duo, AKS, Azure CLI Kung Fu and more! (August 18, 2020 - Build5Nines Weekly) 2 This week Dan Patrick published a video introduction to the Azure CLI Kung Fu (az-kung-fu) Virtual Machine for Administrators, DevOps, Developers, and SREs! In this video, Dan shows you how to get started setting up the VM in your Azure Subscription!

The Weeks Top Links

Here are some of the most notable links from the week:

Latest Cloud News: Surface Duo, AKS, Azure CLI Kung Fu and more! (August 18, 2020 - Build5Nines Weekly) 3

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)

Power Platform

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



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

Surface Duo First Impressions

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. Surface Duo Pros Great unboxing experience Microsoft did a...

Surface Duo Hardware First Look

Surface Duo Hardware First Look

The first Android phone ever to be released by Microsoft is almost upon us and it is a bold design. Let's take a look at what it gives you in terms of the unique hardware Microsoft has brought to market with the Microsoft Surface Duo. Source: Microsoft Surface Duo...

Install the New Windows PowerToys

Install the New Windows PowerToys

Windows PowerToys is back, and it rocks! Many of us have been reliving the "old days", this week as Windows 95 turned 25. I loved Windows 95 when it came out and even tweeted this week how it changed my life. Without Windows 95, I don't think I would have spent my...

Azure Service Updates

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


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