#MSIgnite 2017 Day 1: Announcements Recap and Links - Build Azure Weekly Special 1Today was Day 1 of the 2017 Microsoft Ignite conference. There were so many awesome feature announcements made, and TONS of great sessions to attend. Here’s a short summary of what was announced today. I present this as a sort of “mini-Azure Weekly” since there’s so many awesome things to look at today!

Announcements and Blogs

Here’s a collection of product announcements from Microsoft as well as blog posts from the overall community. There are so many great blog posts and announcements from the day that it doesn’t make sense to have a “top links” section, so I encourage you to check out all the link listed below.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)

Command Line and ARM Templates

Database / Big Data

Internet of Things (IoT)

Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence

Containers and Service Fabric

Learning and Certification



Service Updates

Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates released today:


Here are links to some videos that were posted today:

And, of course there the Session recordings from Microsoft Ignite 2017 too! Go check out http://ignite.microsoft.com to view all the awesome recordings as the get posted.

Me and Opsgility at Ignite!

Opsgility has a booth at Ignite! You can stop by to learn all about how to get trained in Microsoft Azure. I’ll be at the booth all week, so you can stop by and say “hi” to me too. I had the chance to meetup with a few followers of Build Azure at the booth today and it’s great to meet people in person!

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Chris is the Founder of Build5Nines.com and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT with 20 years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.