What is the Largest and Fastest VM in the public cloud?

I shot a video with Mark Russinovich demoin’ the awesomesauce that is the new variant of our G Series of VMs up in Azure: the new GS series.  If you know a thing or two around our current naming convention – the “S” refers to Premium Storage capable.  The GS variant of VMs is like the Peanut Butter and Jelly of performance in the public cloud world – Biggest compute core / RAM sizes paired up with the “bacon of the datacenter” SSD backed storage.  Then you add in the NIC speeds between VMs and you have the trifecta of performance: Compute, Storage and Networking.

Note: Since this is “the cloud” we’re talking about, this is as of September 2nd, 2015.  It is a leapfrog game of size, scale and performance for all players.  Before you go off saying “these guys have more cores” – read the fine print… Our compute cores are Non Hyper Threaded cores for faster performance instead of splitting cores and sharing cycles to get more perceived cores at penalty of performance.

Enough of me talking about it… check out Mark in this video.

Looking for more info on all this goodness? Corey Sanders have you covered over on the azure.com site… http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-has-the-most-powerful-vms-in-the-public-cloud/

Tuesdays with Corey: The Mark Russinovich episode and Announcements.

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks to the tall guy with great hair – Mark Russinovich… Well… actually he doesn’t – Mark couldn’t make it.

Don’t forget – we’re always looking for Suggestions and Questions here in the comments section OR via twitter #AzureTwC. You never know – you might make it to an upcoming episode and be a virtual star of the show – like THIS one!

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The Demise of SMB 1 in the Windows Stack

With the passing of support for Windows 2003, something else quietly fades into the background… Support for SMB 1.

My good friend Matt McSpirit has an issue with a file copy between servers in a datacenter. While daydreaming of it’s completion – his mind wanders and encounters three members of the engineering team who supported the SMB 1 stack on Windows Server.

Now that Windows Server 2003 is end of life, you should check out the goodness of SMB 3.x and above at http://aka.ms/serverstorage and http://aka.ms/smb

Thanks goes out to Ned (@nerdpyle), Greg, Dave and Matt (@MattMcSpirit) for helping put this one together!

Hyperlapse video of CH9 guy Campus Walk

I needed to clear my head and go for a walk over to the Channel 9 Studio the other day. To have some fun and stimulate some creative processes – I decided to shoot a HyperLapse video of the walk.  S0 – since I’m a “ninner” – I decided to create a CH9 guy “rig” that I could attach to a Contour Camera and film a HyperLapse video of the trip.

In case you are interested in the “rig” – here’s a shot I took of it in front of the MSFT sign in a longer version of the stroll.

WP_20150817_10_57_17_Pro Have you tried Hyperlapse yet? check it out for Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10 http://aka.ms/hyperlapse as well as the main research page (for the extra geeky stuff) http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/hyperlapse/

 

Tuesdays with Corey: Classic vs ARM – what up with that?

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team answers a common question he gets regarding when to use “Classic” Azure services vs “Resource Manager” ARM templates.

Some of the URLs that came up in this show:

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Configure AzureCLI to work with OrgID on Mac / Linux

I looked up from a customer presentation earlier today and saw a sea of “fruit” beacon lights staring at me from the audience. In the past I would have been concerned as I would have had to qualify what works and what doesn’t work with “technology X” or “Service Y” on a non Microsoft platform.

I don’t have to worry about that anymore – things have changed. <phew>

If you are a Microsoft technology person and you want to interact at scale with Azure services, your tool of choice is probably going to be PowerShell with ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates. If you are a NON-Microsoft technology person, you probably don’t want to spin up a windows VM just to run PowerShell to get stuff done.  You should be using AzureCLI.

But wait – we came across an issue with trying to authenticate against an Azure subscription using a “Microsoft Account” (formerly known as LiveID) like in an MSDN subscription or a Free Trial – things work great from the Azure Portal.  It’s not so great from AzureCLI – it errors out.  Why? You need to use an OrgID, not MSFT account.  There is a link to a generic AzureCLI document which has another LINK on how to setup an OrgID for Mac/Linux.

AzureCLI

While it kinda makes sense – how about a SIMPLER video? I asked my friend Boris Baryshnikov to make one for me (as he uses a Mac and the AzureCLI more than I do). Have a look and solve your authentication issue TODAY.

Tuesdays with Corey: Chat with a Microsoft Datacenter Architect

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team answers a request to talk about Datacenters. Not quite a tour, but just as cool… He talks with Principal Datacenter Architect Michael Sweeney about what’s up with our Datacenters.

 

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#PingShow 249: Imagine Cup, Windows 10 shortcuts and #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Mark was away this week – I asked Naz to step in to second chair this episode. It’s Episode 249!  Two hundred and Forty Nine episode of whatever Microsoft-ies are pinging each other about.

[00:33] Hey It’s Golnaz!
[01:08] Last show…

[03:07] After tragedy, Imagine Cup team seeks ‘to show the world what Nepal can do’
[05:37] Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10
[08:50] The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts Bonus links, 21 best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you should know & 28 essential keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Edge that you should know
[11:26] Get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta for free!
[13:14] Female software engineer slammed for being ‘too pretty’ and ‘not real’ fights back with online campaign proving nerds can be attractive too, http://ilooklikeanengineer.net

Bad joke time and Question of the week: [17:41] What is your favorite Windows Keyboard Shortcuts?

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Tuesdays with Corey: Meet the team at an internal tech conference

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Windows Azure Compute team takes us inside an “ask the experts” night during an internal technical conference to introduce some of the members of his team we haven’t met yet.

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Tuesdays with Corey: Linux Announcements and MOAR ARM

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Windows Azure Compute team sits to chat about recent Linux announcements on supportability as well as MOAR stuff on ARM Templates (this time from a partner).

Don’t forget – we’re always looking for Suggestions and Questions here in the comments section OR via twitter #AzureTwC. You never know – you might make it to an upcoming episode and be a virtual star of the show – like THIS one!

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