Episode 14: Azure Roadmap Update #1

Posted on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
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!

Show Notes

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Episode 14 is all about giving you your latest fix of what’s been announced as part of the latest Azure updates.

We’ll be covering everything from the new additions to land in Azure Files, a must have if you are running a WVD environment with user profile storage connecting to files via SMB.

We also both recently learned about a new feature recently added to Premium Managed Disks which enables customisable performance tiers allowing you to burst the throughput and IOPS to a level of significantly larger disks without altering the disk size.

Also Jack goes deep in his favourite subject – networking. Talking us through the latest capabilities to be added to Azure Firewall. We’ll also be debating the pros and cons of encrypting network traffic over ExpressRoute and whether you should be taking advantage of the new VPN over ExpressRoute Private Peering capabilities which have just gone GA.

We hope you enjoy, stay tuned to our LinkedIn and Twitter pages for announcements on some special guests we have lined up in the coming weeks!

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Podcast Music

Andrew Marshall & Jake Marshall


Jack Tracey

Jack Tracey

Jack lives in West Sussex, England, United Kingdom just north of Brighton. He is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft in the Customer Architecture and Engineering team.

He can be found maintaining and updating solutions like Enterprise Scale and Azure Landing Zones most of the time. And when not in those worlds, you can find him assisting customers with all things Azure Infrastructure, Security & Governance.

Jack is also a former Microsoft MVP for Azure!

Ryan Littlemore

Ryan Littlemore

Ryan lives in East Sussex, United Kingdom just outside of Eastbourne.

He is a Senior Azure Infrastructure Specialist at Microsoft, currently working in the Media, Telecoms & Professional Services sectors in the UK.