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Azure Connect — Episode 4. — Jan 30th 2020 — Server 2008 End of Life.

Welcome to AzureConnect.

Where we make Azure Simple.

This is a biweekly show about all things Azure. We share our thoughts, opinions and learnings about whats current, whats coming and whats annoying about Microsoft’s cloud offering. We may even hint at AWS.
Hi, I’m Alistair Pugin, your host, and this is Warren du Toit, our resident Azure expert. If you are new, welcome, grab a coffee or whiskey, if you are returning, we glad you actually watch the show.

Azure Connect — Episode 4. — Jan 30th 2020 — Server 2008 End of Life.

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Head over to for learning material on all things Azure, including it being split for Data, AI, IoT, etc.

What’s new in Azure for Jan
Its not new in Jan but worth a mention:

New Azure PowerShell module is available in preview
This updated module will be simultaneously available on Azure CloudShell and the PowerShell gallery for you to download and use. In addition to Azure service-wide changes, support for private DNS has been added and the modules for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Functions are also now available in preview.

Azure Migrate now supports assessment of physical servers
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The new Azure Service Fabric release is now available.
This release introduces several new features and stability and performance improvements, including:

  • Improved resource governance and isolation.
  • Customizable safety checks for stateless services.
  • Additional safety checks for cluster operations.
  • “VeryHigh” MoveCost support for workloads with little tolerance for proactive rebalancing.
  • Management of the backup and restore service via the Service Fabric Explorer UI.
  • Availability of the ReliableCollectionsMissingTypesTool for determining stateful service upgrade safety.
  • Availability of consistent and stable secondary reads.

Today, January 14, 2020, marks the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a transition plan online to help customer move to later supported versions of Windows Server

Windows 7 is also end of life.

Azure Lighthouse: The managed service provider perspective
Azure Lighthouse enables partners to manage multiple customer tenants from within a single control plane, which is their environment.
Connecting Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud in the UK and Canada
What does this actually mean?

Microsoft Ignite: The Tour Johannesburg

Anything goes section:
We keep it local cos its lekka.
Enter Boet Fighter by Kelly Fourways.
Head over to or check it out on Steam.

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