Speaker: Chris Risner

Episode 234: Cosmos DB with Kirill Gavrylyuk – Last Episode!

In this episode Chris Risner and Thiago Almeida are joined by Kirill Gavrylyuk, a Principal Engineer working on Cosmos DB. Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model data service, and Kirill takes us through the key new concepts of the service and a very interesting demo. We also have a note at the end, as this is our last Cloud Cover show […]

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Episode 233: Azure Event Grid with Bahram Banisadr

In this episode Chris Risner and Thiago Almeida are joined by Bahram Banisadr, Program Manager focusing on Event Grid.  Event Grid is a new service which enables developers to build event based programming.  Events could be anything within Azure such as a blob being created in Blob Storage, a VM starting, and much more.  By subscribing to events, you’re […]

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Episode 232: Azure Container Instances

In this episode Chris Risner and Noel Bundick are joined by Sean McKenna, Product Manager in the Azure Compute Team focused on Azure Container Instances.  Azure Container Instances is a new service from Azure which makes it very easy to spin up containers in the Azure cloud.  Primary features of ACI include no VM management, per-second billing, […]

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Episode 231: Azure Functions Local Debugging and More with Donna Malayeri

In this episode Thiago Almeida and Bill Barnes are joined by Donna Malayeri, a Program Manager in the Azure Functions team. Donna joins us to show local debugging of Azure Functions written in JavaScript and C# Class Libraries as well as other features and news. Links from the show: [00:42] – What’s new in Azure Functions & upcoming work [03:54] […]

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Episode 230: Azure Batch and Low Priority VMs

In this episode Thiago Almeida is joined by Mark Scurrell, Principal Program Manager in the Azure Compute group focusing on large scale compute workloads. We cover an update on Azure Batch and it’s new Low-Priority VMs feature, including demos and customer scenarios. Links from the show: [01:13] – What is Azure Batch and common workloads [03:00] – Azure Batch workloads characteristics […]

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Episode 229: Azure Time Series Insights

In this episode Thiago Almeida and Romit Girdhar are joined by OP Ravi, Principal Program Manager working on the Azure Time Series Insights service. It is a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it simple to explore and analyze billions of IoT events simultaneously. OP join us to explain what the Time Series Insights service is, it’s […]

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Episode 228: Building Games with Service Fabric

In this episode Thiago Almeida and Etienne Margraff are joined by Mark Fussell, Principal Program Manager Lead working on Azure Service Fabric, and Haishi Bai, Senior Software Engineer on Azure. Mark and Haishi join us to go over demos and real world examples and architectures for running new and legacy games using Azure Service Fabric. Links from the show: […]

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Episode 227: Team Data Science Process

In this episode of the ML mini series, we are introducing Microsoft Team Data Science Process, a process to improve the productivity of the data science organizations of enterprises, and demonstrating an open-source data science utility, named Interactive Data Exploration, Analysis, and Reporting, developed by Microsoft. We are trying to answer the following questions:  [02:22] […]

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Episode 226: Microsoft R Server Solutions

Continuing our mini-series on Machine Learning, in this episode we will be focusing on Microsoft R Server solutions with our guest Bharath Sankaranarayan, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft R product team. In this episode we cover "Campaign Optimization – Predicting How and When to Contact Leads" and then "Predicting Hospital Length of Stay" solutions developed leveraging SQL Server […]

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Episode 225: Deep Learning with Microsoft CognitiveToolkit (CNTK)

This show starts a series of short talks introducing Deep Learning with Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK). Topics covered in this series will range from elementary to advanced techniques. The intended audience includes: Data scientists who are new to deep learning Machine learning scientists looking for advanced techniques Engineers looking for means to scale and leverage […]

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Episode 224: Developing and Debugging Azure Mobile Apps with Adrian Hall

In this episode Chris Risner and Thiago Almeida are joined by Adrian Hall, Principle Program Manager on Visual Studio Mobile Center and Azure Mobile Apps.  Adrian joins us to go over how you can debug Azure Mobile Apps locally and while running in Azure, how you can view log events as they come in, as well as […]

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Episode 223: Azure Managed Disks with Chetan Agarwal

In this episode Chris Risner and Hannah Krager are joined by Chetan Agarwal, Principal Program Manager on the Azure Compute Team.  Chetan joins us to talk about Managed Disks, a greatly simplified way of managing storage accounts used with VM disks.  When using Managed Disks, you just specify if you want Premium or Standard storage and the size of […]

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