Feedback Requested: Microsoft Azure Linux Doc survey

I’ve been working on a project with a number of people working to make our Azure VM documentation a better place.  Documentation is something I am rather passionate about. I believe all things live and die by their usability and documentation.

About 6 months ago I was involved in the big SPLIT of our Azure VM docs into Windows and Linux docs.  Why the split? It allowed us to focus on some new styles and “voice” of the docs to better hit our target user base. This split and new focus was well received for the most part. But we need to keep on focusing on how we can improve.

Feedback is critical to our success.  We’ve been collecting feedback from known individuals, MVPs, Community Members and partners on how we’re doing.  Most of the feedback has been good along with constructive criticism on how we can continue to improve. We’re quick to validate comments and implement changes to make things even better. Lots of work under the covers to end up with an even better experience.

Now it’s YOUR TURN to help out. I’d like to collect even MORE feedback from anyone who has 5 minutes or less to give their opinion. Do you use Linux as part of your role in IT today? Are you familiar with AWS and Linux AMI images? Have you tried Azure Linux VMs?

If so – head over to Azure VM Compute (Linux) to have a quick perusal of the docs. Then head over to http://aka.ms/linuxdocsurvey and tell us what you think.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. know any Linux SysAdmins or MSFT folks that work in the linux space? Forward them this link or Share it out on your social networks.

Thanks for the help!

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Azure Functions Demo – Take Two: Tuesdays with Corey

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks with Chris Anderson – one of the brains on the team behind Azure Functions. We figured Corey needed a “re-do” on the Azure Functions session, so we found ourselves an expert!

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!

Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on via Twitter.

 

Azure N-Series family of GPU Accelerated VMs

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks with Karan Batta – one of the brains on the team behind our new “GPU in the cloud” N series Nvidia GPU accelerated VM family that went into public preview this past week.

 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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Corey’s Highlights from Chef Conf 2016 Keynote

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team walks us (literally) through some of the highlights his recent Chef Conf Keynote in Austin Texas.

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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World Partner Conference Day 2 keynote and RedHat announcements

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team walks us through some of the highlights from Day TWO of the World Partner Conference Keynotes (Azure Section announcements) as well as recent events during the RedHat conference.

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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Azure Functions Demo on Tuesdays with Corey

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team takes a break over the US holiday weekend to do a quick demo of Azure Functions – an event based programming model.

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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A chat with Bitnami COO Erica Brescia on Tuesdays with Corey

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team sits down to chat with Bitnami Chief Operating Officer Erica Brescia. They talk about how Azure has partnered with Bitnami to support hundreds of images migrated from VMDepot over to Azure Marketplace AND how Bitnami is eliminating the complexity of configuring your own software stack by providing updated / ready made images for anyone to use in the cloud.

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!

Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on via Twitter.

DockerCon Announcements on Tuesdays with Corey

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team gives you a breakdown of the most awesome DockerCon keynote demo by Mark Russinovich as well as covering a few more of the major announcements.

 

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!

Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation here in the comments OR online on via Twitter.

Migrating from Service Manager to Azure Resource Manager

Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team gives you the INSIDE scoop on migrating your “Virtual Machines (Classic)” to Azure Resource Manager.

Documentation to help you along:

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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How To: Create an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template from SCRATCH

I want to introduce you to Neil Gat – he’s a Program Manager on my team and he’s gotten quite good at is writing multi-VM ARM Templates. We were talking a while back about Azure Resource Manager templates and how you can use our QuickStart Template Gallery as a “hacking ground” to learn about the format and function of templates. We’re missing some companion documentation to guide you through these, but it’s evolved into more of a gallery of samples that can be the seed of knowledge you can use to create your own templates for your various projects.

I have been working with the Azure team for 6 months now (wow – that long?) and have had plenty of hallway conversations.  Some topics I can talk about, others I can’t.  These usually end up in my “I should write about that” OneNote file and inevitably get filed away for another time.  This one came up as a challenge from me to him… “What about learning to write a template from SCRATCH”? Can it be done?

Neil decided to take up the challenge and he recorded a quick video on it to share.

What do you think… not a bad introduction to Azure Resource Manager templates, eh?  I’ve got a few more resources to share here on ARM templates:

I hope you find this helpful.If you have suggestions for more of them – just give me a shout in the comments section.

P.S. I’ve been reviewing the posts on here lately and honestly – there have NOT been many text posts at all – most have been supporting my video side of things “Tuesdays with Corey”. I honestly DO like to write, so I’m going to make a conscious effort to kick these posts up more frequently.