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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Oct 12, 2020

This week, Jeffrey is excited to be joined by a longtime friend of his, Stefan Schackow! Stefan is a program manager on the Azure App Services team who has worked on the web app cloud offering since its earliest days. In Azure, Stefan leads a team of program managers who work on the development and deployment of Azure App Service, as well as the development of Microsoft's on-premises and cloud hybrid products (such as Azure Pack and Azure Stack).


In this episode, Stefan shares some news from the recent Microsoft Ignite conference about Azure App Service. He speaks about their biggest announcement (an overhaul of the entire hardware line for Azure App Service) and what it addresses, some of the exciting changes regarding dev prices for the Pv3 and Pv2 SKUs, his thoughts on the current best Container options, and what’s to come in the next few weeks for App Service. Don’t miss out!


Topics of Discussion:

[:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes.

[:48] About The Azure DevOps Podcast and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:15] About today’s episode with Stefan Schackow.

[1:45] Jeffrey welcomes Stefan to the podcast!

[2:00] Stefan’s thoughts on the recent virtual Microsoft Ignite and years’ past.

[4:30] Stefan speaks about their biggest announcement at Ignite: an overhaul of the entire hardware line for Azure App Service and what it addresses.

[8:30] To containerize or to not containerize?

[11:07] Stefan shares his thoughts on what option you should go for with regards to Containers when you’re developing with a microservices mindset.

[17:38] Stefan talks about the exciting changes to App Service Pv3.

[22:30] About new dev pricing for the Pv2 SKU.

[23:36] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[24:08] P1v3 vs. P1v2.

[27:17] Does it make sense to run an app with less than 3.5GB of RAM if that is the current entry point?

[28:33] Stefan talks about the upsides and downsides to the older and entry-level SKUs.

[30:40] Stefan sheds light on how Application Insights or the CPU that an instance is running at 200% CPU.

[32:06] Stefan talks about the various discounts available with the reserved instance and which option to go with.

[36:06] What’s baked into the reserved instance pricing?

[40:53] What’s to come a few weeks from now!

[41:41] Jeffrey thanks Stefan for joining the podcast.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

The Azure DevOps Podcast’s Twitter: @AzureDevOpsShow

Azure App Service - Team Blog 

“App Service Environment v3 (ASEv3) public preview pre-announcement”

Windows Containers

Azure Container Service


“App Service introduces the new Pv3 SKU for Windows and Linux customers”


Azure Application Insights

“How the Azure reservation discount is applied to virtual machines”


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