Welcome to this week’s roundup! This roundup includes Azure news, feature releases, and fantastic articles to inform you on what you need to know about Azure!

Native SFTP in Microsoft Azure with Azure Storage

John Savill demos the new SFTP capabilities in Azure Storage, currently available in public preview. John walks through SFTP basics, setting up accounts and permissions, and demos uploading files. SFTP support in Azure Storage Accounts is a neat feature and addition!

Azure Virtual Desktop Master Class

On Tuesday, January 23, 2022, Microsoft hosts an Azure Virtual Desktop (or AVD) Master Class. This free digital event includes technical deep dives covering the newest AVD features, tips for optimizing costs, and security best practices.

Available now: Exam AZ-800 (beta) and Exam AZ-801 (beta)

Microsoft released its latest certifications exams AZ-800 and AZ-801 into beta. Passing both of these exams earns you the new Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification. With all the new cloud certifications in the past few years, the community has requested a new certification focused on core server skills, and these exams are Microsoft’s response.

Microsoft Az PowerShell Module Version 7.0.0 Released

Microsoft released a major milestone version 7.0.0 of the Az PowerShell module. This release includes updates to many Azure AD-related cmdlets to now use Microsoft Graph.

Secrets management for ASP.NET Core and Azure DevOps

George Kosmidis documents how to handle secrets in your appsettings.json file in a .NET application and deploy using Azure DevOps to handle the secret value replacement.

Last Week from Jeff Brown Tech

I wrote an article on how to Install and Configure Terraform on Windows. The walkthrough goes through four steps for downloading the Terraform application and configuring your system’s PATH environment variable. I also include several PowerShell commands for configuring the PATH variable.