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SAUG Podcast Episode 1
Episode 1: Build 2020 Recap

In this episode Jack & Ryan are joined by their friend & colleague Margaret Orton (Azure Application Development Specialist @ Microsoft) to discuss their favourite announcements and development from the first ever virtual Microsoft Build!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 2
Episode 2: The New AVS (Azure VMware Solution)

This week Jack and Ryan are are discussing the newly launched native AVS (Azure VMware Solution) in Azure. They will be covering the an overview of the service as well as the changes from the previous editions of the service.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 3
Episode 3: "git fetch" with GitHub

This week we are joined by Brent Beer from GitHub to discuss as a 3, all the latest and greatest features that have been released to GitHub! As well as looking foward to the months ahead as to what the roadmap looks like.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 4
Episode 4: Native Azure Storage Options

This week we discuss native storage options in Azure, so thats Storage Accounts, Blob, File, Queue & Table options and how they differ! We also take a deep dive into blob & file storage and the various features available.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 5
Episode 5: Azure Exams Discussion - How To Choose, Study & Sit!

This week the podcast is a "replay" from our first ever virtual meetup in 2020 where Jack & Ryan were joined by Paul Grimley (CSA @ Microsoft) to discuss all things Azure Exams!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 6
Episode 6: DevOps For IT Ops

This week Jack & Ryan are joined again by our friend & colleague April Edwards (Senior Software Engineer @ Microsoft) for her 2nd apperance at our user group, however this time virtually!

We discuss DevOps for IT Ops!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 7
Episode 7: Azure Lighthouse

This week we talk about Azure Lighthouse!
Azure Lighthouse enables partners and customers with multiple AAD Tenants and Azure Subscriptions to simplify how they access and manage resources across these at scale.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 8
Episode 8: Azure NetApp Files with NetApp

Jack & Ryan are joined by Kirk Ryan from NetApp to discuss Azure NetApp Files (aka ANF)! They discuss what Azure NetApp Files is and how it fits in the storage space within Azure comapred to other products and services.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 9
Episode 9: Azure Updates - Pubcast

Jack & Ryan meet up at a pub (socially distant, of course) in the heart of Sussex to discuss some of the latest announcements in the Azure space including cost allocation, Azure VWAN, Security Center & Project Bicep!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 10
Episode 10: Ignite 2020 Recap

Jack and Ryan are joined, via Teams Together Mode, by Kirk Ryan from NetApp to discuss all the announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2020!
Strap yourselves in for an hour of non-stop updates!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 11
Episode 11: Enterprise Scale

Jack & Ryan are joined by Kristian Nese (Principal Architect, CAE Team @ Microsoft) to discuss Enterprise Scale! Enterprise Scale is a new addition to the Ready phase of the CAF with prescriptive design principals and architecture guidance.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 12
Episode 12: Azure Reservations

Episode 12 is here! This time we are trying something a little different. Short, sharp and precise episodes covering a specific topic in 10-15 minutes; wish us luck!
This time we discuss everything about Azure Reservations!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 13
Episode 13: AHUB - Azure Hybrid Usage Benefit

Jack and Ryan catch up for another 15 minute short blast this time about AHUB (Azure Hybrid Usage Benefit). AHUB has had some changes recently, so we cover what these are and also what AHUB is and how you can use it!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 14
Episode 14: Azure Roadmap Update #1

Another short and sharp podcast for easy consumption this time round! This week Ryan and Jack are talking about the recent announcements to hit Azure in the last couple of weeks. Jack also dives into his favourite subject!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 15
Episode 15: Who are the CSE within Microsoft?

This week Jack and Ryan are joined again by April Edwards. April works in a division of Microsoft called CSE (Commercial Software Engineering). CSE are a team of Microsoft Ninjas who work with customers on innovative projects.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 16
Episode 16: Azure Logic Apps Update with Jon Fancey

Jack and Ryan are joined by Jon Fancey (Group Product Manager for Azure Integration). Jon shares his insight into how Logic Apps have evolved since their inception, as well as some hot off the press product updates about to go live!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 17
Episode 17: Azure Data & Analytics with Vince Mullin

We are back for 2021, stay tuned for more exciting content! This week we welcome Vince Mullin to share his insights into some of the latest Data and AI products on the Azure platform. Azure Synapse and Azure Purview.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 18
Episode 18: Who are MCS? with Will Jones

In this episode, Ryan and Jack introduce Will Jones - Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) to give us the lowdown on what MCS is and how it's been built to help Microsoft customers deploy services into live environments.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 19
Episode 19: Azure Firewall Premium

Azure Firewall Premium (Public Preview) is here! With lots of cool new features that will make a lot of customers very happy! Jack and Ryan dive straight into the portal and deploy the new Premium SKU and give it a test drive!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 20
Episode 20: Responsible AI

This week Jack and Ryan welcome Maria Ferreira, Data and AI Specialist from Microsoft to talk about the principles of Artificial Intelligence.
What is good or bad AI and what are Microsoft's take on the ethics of these technologies?

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SAUG Podcast Episode 21
Episode 21: Ignite 2021 Roundup

This week Jack and Ryan get together to discuss all the recent announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2021; the second virtual edition of this conference!
Theres a lot, so grab a beverage and join us!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 22
Episode 22: Well-Architected Framework

This week Jack and Ryan are joined by fellow Microsoft colleague Chris Bennett to discuss the Azure Well-Architected Framework.
We discuss how the framework can be used and how to get started!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 23
Episode 23: Architecting for Resilience in Azure

This week Jack and Ryan talk about architecting resilient workloads deployed in Azure. We covered everything from how uptime is measured in SLAs to RPOs and RTOs which are key in designing for failure.

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SAUG Podcast Episode 24
Episode 24: Optimising Costs in Azure

It's the first SAUG Pubcast of 2021!

This week Ryan and Jack have a quick chat about how to keep an eye on how much you are spending in Azure. Including their top tips!

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SAUG Podcast Episode 25
Episode 25: Azure Subscription Migrations

Back at the pub for the second time in 2021! This week we talk about all the different billing models available in Azure. As well as how to deal with migrations between them all and things to lookout for.

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SAUG Podcast Coming Soon
Episode 26: Coming Soon

New episodes are coming soon! Keep an eye on our social media feeds (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.)!

If you want Jack & Ryan to discuss any Azure topic in a future episode let them know via Twitter (@SussexAzure)!

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SAUG Podcast Coming Soon
Episode 27: Coming Soon

New episodes are coming soon! Keep an eye on our social media feeds (Twitter, LinkedIn etc.)!

If you want Jack & Ryan to discuss any Azure topic in a future episode let them know via Twitter (@SussexAzure)!

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