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    MJFChat: The Five Azure Services Every IT Pro Needs to Know About

    Posted on by Mary Jo Foley in Azure Active Directory, Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure, and Virtualization with 1 Comment

    You can find the transcription of the interview, here.

    We’ve started a new, twice-monthly interview show on that will cover topics of interest to our tech-professional audience. We are calling this show “MJFChat.”

    In my role as Petri’s Community Magnate, I will be interviewing a variety of IT-savvy folks. Some of these will be Petri contributors; some will be tech-company employees; some will be IT pros. We will be tackling various subject areas in the form of 30-minute audio interviews. I will be asking the questions, the bulk of which we’re hoping will come from you, our community of readers.

    We will ask for questions a week ahead of each chat. Readers can post their suggested questions in the designated “MJFChat” area in our forums. Once the interviews are completed — and hopefully on the same day the interview is done — we will post the audio and associated transcript in the forums for readers to digest at their leisure.

    Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, June 10, is between me and Aidan Finn, an Azure Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Principal Consultant at Innofactor. (Finn also is a regular contributor to The general topic of our chat is “The Five Azure Services Every IT Pro Needs to Know About.” While Finn will definitely have his own take on that topic, we also want to encourage you to submit your best questions about Azure ahead of our chat here in the forums.

    Currently, Microsoft offers more than 100 different Azure services, which can seem a bit overwhelming for those relatively new to Redmond’s cloud. Azure services run the gamut from basic compute, storage and virtual machines, to things like Windows Virtual Desktop, Cosmos DB, the Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Blockchain Service. Finn can help IT pros focus on the types of services that they may want to explore — whether they’re newbies or more experienced Azure/cloud customers. And he’ll be ready to answer questions ranging from how best to get started, to how to maximize your return on investment with Azure.

    If you know someone you’d like to see interviewed on the MJFChat show, including yourself, send me a note at [email protected] (Let me know why you think this person would be an awesome guest and what topics you’d like to see covered.) We’ll take things from there….



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