Microsoft Ignite 2018 Special Cloudscape Podcast

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This episode of the Cloudscape Podcast is dedicated to the announcements that were made at the recent Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference. We are joined solely by Warner Chaves to walk us through the most important and exciting announcements from the huge list of updates and releases aired at the conference. We chat about next year’s version of Microsoft SQL Server and the latest from Cosmos DB before launching into the intricacies of the rest of the news. Warner unpacks Azure Functions 2.0, HDInsight 4.0 and Hadoop 3.0! We also talk about Azure Dev Ops as the new, re-branded face of Visual Studio.

For this and much more exciting details from Microsoft and Warner, be sure to tune in!

Key points from this episode:

• This year’s themes and pillars at Ignite.
• SQL Server 2019 announced!
• The new Hyperscale Managed Instances in Azure.
• The latest from Cosmos DB.
• Vendor lock-in and why Microsoft is shying away.
• Azure Functions 2.0 and what is in store.
• A rundown of the announcements regarding Kubernetes.
• Microsoft’s automated machine learning preview.
• Updates from HDInsight 4.0 and Hadoop 3.0.
• The rebranding of Visual Studio into Azure DevOps.
• Rounding up the Express Routes updates.
• Ultra SSDs and ephemeral disks.
• Improvements in Azure Database Migration Service
• And much more!

Links mentioned in today’s episode:

Pythian
Warner Chaves
Microsoft Ignite 2018
Satya Narayana Nadella
Azure Blog
SQL Server
PolyBase
Datascape Podcast
Cosmos DB
Lambda
HDInsight
Hadoop
Apache Druid
Visual Studio
Database Migration Service

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About the Author

Director of Consulting
Chris Presley loves order—making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires—and hitting the road on his motorcycle.

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