Weekly Roundup – March 13

Today is Friday the 13th but there’s no reason to think that it’s unlucky! It’s quite the opposite. Our team put together an infographic that shows the cost savings that you could realize by doing an in-depth analysis of your infrastructure. Our team is ready to help you find ways to save on your budget. You can see the infographic here.

Here’s a roundup from the industry:

Microsoft has been offering role-based certifications since 2018. Take note that the MCSA, MCSD, or MCSE certifications are being retired in June 2020. If  you’re working on one of these check out this blog for more information.

Are you monitoring or managing messaging services? This article describes two types of queuing mechanisms supported by Azure. You can read more on Azure Storage Queues and Azure Service Bus Queues here.

Need to  monitor a Virtual Machine but a third party extension can’t be configured? Azure offers a service called Network Watcher Connection Monitor. Thomas Thornton shows you how to set it up here. 

This article asks the hard questions about the value of Microsoft certifications. They believe that organizations do value them. They have some great suggestions on how you can leverage them for salary negotiations. Read here. 

The Pope and the Vatican want to help with ensuring that AI technology has moral and ethical regulations. The new regulations were announced last week. Read more here. 

This article outlines the Azure East US outage that happened on March 3.  

Sarah Lean shares her encouraging story and career path in the spirit of International Women’s day in this article.

Based on Forrester’s evaluation of Azure Functions and integrated development tooling, Microsoft is named a leader. Learn more here 

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