Az Update Azure IoT Certification, more on IaC and the new Az Update Show Live!
Published Apr 17 2020 01:42 AM 4,995 Views

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a couple of things around Azure, like a new episode of Azure Unblogged, where I talked with Annika Maibom (Agile Project Manager) and Michel Luescher (Solutions Architect) to discuss how to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services. We also have some news around the Azure IoT Developer certification, more blogs on infrastructure as code (IaC), and a new highlight called the Az Update Show!


The Az Update Show Live!

Today we are announcing and live streaming the first episode of the Az Update Show! Anthony Bartolo and I will discuss the weekly news and topics around Azure. So tune in today!


How to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services

This week I had the chance to speak to Annika Maibom (Agile Project Manager) and Michel Luescher (Solutions Architect) to discuss how to get Azure unblocked with Microsoft Services. Thomas invited Annika and Michel over to the Microsoft Channel 9 studios to have a conversation about the work Microsoft Services is doing to unblock Azure for our customers. The discussion covered various aspects of agile project delivery, internal offering efforts, and how Microsoft Services is engaging with customers to kick-start Azure projects.


You can watch the full video on Microsoft Channel 9.



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Deploying Replica Domain Controller using Azure Resource Manager templates (Blog Series) Post 2

Shannon Kuehn (Senior Cloud Advocate) is started a blog series with some real-world uses cases for Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. Declarative deployments scale significantly better, versus leaning on manual configurations or running a set of scripts. This week Shannon released her second blog of the series, which you can find it on


The AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer Exam went live

This week the AZ-220 Microsoft Azure IoT Developer exam went live. The exam is designed for Azure IoT Developers who are responsible for the implementation and the coding required to create and maintain the cloud and edge portion of an IoT solution. 

If you are an Azure IoT Developer, you might want to have a look at the exam to earn the Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty certification.



I wish you a good weekend, and I hope this short blog post provided you with some news from this week. I know there is much more than just the things I listed here. I recommend that you follow the Azure announcements blog. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. 


Also, check out last week's Az Update here.

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