Azure Stack Podcast Episodes

Do you want to learn more about the Azure Stack portfolio? Below is a list of episodes dedicated to the Azure Stack Family on my Lisa at the Edge podcast.

Episode 2 Azure Stack Family Part 1

In this episode I am joined by Darren Small Microsoft Intelligent Edge Specialist and Kenny Lowe Azure Stack MVP and Senior Principal Engineering Technologist at Dell Technologies.  We discuss how to make the perfect chip at home, the Azure Stack Family of products, how the portfolio and messaging has evolved as well as why Scotland is such a hub for technology.  

With guests Kenny Lowe & Darren Small.

Episode 7 Azure Stack Family Part 2

In this episode I am joined by Darren Small Microsoft Azure Stack Global Black Belt, Kenny Lowe Azure MVP and Senior Engineering Technologist at Dell Technologies as well as a super special guest Dino Bordanaro, Azure MVP and owner of Bordonaro IT in Germany.

We discuss why Azure Stack Edge is a perfect sidekick for Azure Stack Hub, the benefits of a disconnected Hub, what it means to run an appliance in your datacentre, AKS Engine and answer some questions. We also talk a bit about the barriers to innovation and why a culture shift and deep understanding of customer issues is required to reach the potential of this new edge capability.

With guests Kenny Lowe & Darren Small & Dino Bordonaro [MVP]

Episode 8 – Azure Everywhere

In this episode myself and Kenny Lowe Senior Engineering Technologist at Dell Tech and Azure MVP are lucky to be joined by Jeff Woolsey Principal Program Manager at Microsoft looking after Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server and all things Hybrid cloud.  

This episode is the result of a threadzilla on Twitter where there was a hot debate on Azure Stach HCI’s naming convention.  Is it just a marketing ploy? Does it mean something more? Is it a sign of things to come? So of course I address this topic with Jeff.  

We also discuss Azure Arc, Windows Admin Centre and Azure portal and the use cases for each.  We go in to a bit more depth on Azure Stack HCI use cases and we get a cheeky glimpse of what is to come for Azure Stack HCI! 

I look forward to having Jeff back on Lisa at the Edge when he can talk more about future announcements. 

Episode 11 – Dell Co-engineering Azure Stack Hub with Microsoft

With awesome guest Christopher Renda –  Director of Engineering for Azure Stack at Dell Technologies. 

In this episode we discuss Dell’s approach to co-engineering Azure Stack Hub with Microsoft, where we look to add value, building a team to integrate tech and people and what a monthly engineering cycle looks like including our approach to Agile and the release train!

Episode 12 – Azure Stack Training

In this episode I am joined by Mark Scholman.  Mark is a Freelance Microsoft Azure Consultant – Microsoft MVP – Speaker & Blogger @azurestackblog

Mark travelled the world providing training to HPE in 2017-2018 when Azure Stack launched and has recently created his own courses and virtual learning offering.  The courses sound awesome and I think they will provide excellent value. 

You can learn more about the courses and take the free Azure Stack Family course here: Azure Stack Learning 

Episode 14 Why Dell Technologies for Azure Stack Hub

In this episode I’m joined by my two team mates Jayanth and Janaka.

Jayanth and Janaka are Azure Stack Engineering Technologists covering APJ.  As we know Azure Stack Hub is a co-engineered product between Microsoft and a few select OEMs.

In this episode we talk through some of the Dell Tech differentiators and the value we bring to Azure Stack Hub. I hope this episode interesting and if you have any questions after listening please reach out to me and the team.

Episode 18 – Azure Stack Hub Marketplace with Ihcene Cheriet

In this episode I am joined by Ihcene Cheriet.
Twitter: @icheriet1

Ihcene is a PM at Microsoft working in the Azure Stack team focussed on the Marketplace within Azure Stack Hub.
In this episode Ihcene shares her story of how she graduated as a Software Engineer, did some pretty cool internships and found her passion for the PM role within Microsoft.
Then we dive in to a discussion around how powerful the Marketplace is within Azure Stack Hub for ISVs and for customers.

We cover three customer personas: 
ISV – On-boarding their Solution to Azure Stack 
Developer – Azure Hybrid Model 
Operations – curating the Marketplace to achieve Governance

Links discussed in this episode: 
Marketplace items available today on Azure Stack Hub : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/operator/azure-stack-marketplace-azure-items?view=azs-2002 ISV technical publishing guide for Azure Stack Hub : aka.ms/azsonboarding Azure Stack Partner Portal at the Edge : aka.ms/azurestack/partners (Forboth ISVs and Sis interested in bringing their solution over to Azure Stack Hub or Azure Stack Edge)

For disaster recovery scenarios to have data protection for operation backup and restore. You can have a backup on Azure and a backup on the Azure Stack Hub
Commvault 
Veeam Backup & Replication

Networking:
VPN services, Load balancing services, Firewall services or for centralized managementPalo Alto VM-Series Next Generation FirewallFortiGate Next-Generation FirewallBarracuda CloudGen Firewall Control CenterCheck   Point CloudGuard IaaS Single Gatewayf5 Big-IP Virtual Edition

Hidden Gems:
Bitnami released recently :GitLab Community Edition Cloud-based Git repository and version control system TensorFlow Serving for machine learning models

Episode 20 – Azure Stack HCI Announcements from Microsoft Inspire

At Microsoft Inspire in July there were some pretty big announcements regarding Azure Stack HCI. This resulted in a lot of excitement and a lot of questions. To help get some of those questions answered I pulled together some experts from the community and Microsoft to discuss the announcements and answer your questions.

From Microsoft I am joined by Darren Small, John Marlin and Thomas Maurer and we also have MVPs Kenny Low and Jan-Tore Pedersen.

I will publish a blog in the next week or so with a summary of our conversation and all of the questions and answers. In the mean time I have included some important links below so check them out! 

@JohnMarlin_MSFT @DarrenMsft @ThomasMaurer @Jantorep @KennyLowe

For asking questions or reporting issues, you should go to https://aka.ms/hci-qa.  Think of this as the old MSDN forums.  When you ask a question, please ensure “azure-stack-hci” is the tag as this is what the Microsoft Product Group is searching on.

For suggesting new features or improvements, you can go to https://aka.ms/hci-uservoice.

For more information about Azure Stack HCI, you can visit our Azure Stack HCI page (https://azure.com/hci) or read through the various documentation (planning, deploying, etc) that is available at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/?branch=release-hci.

For the support billing options and pricing, you should be able to get it at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/plans/.  The Premier/Unified Support option is not listed as this is not a specific Azure support offering, however, it does cover Azure Stack HCI.  For opening up a support ticket, you can either call in or use the open a ticket through Azure.

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