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!

New Windows Server updates cause DC boot loops, break Hyper-V

While not directly Azure-related, I thought this bit of news was important. This month’s Windows patches from Microsoft are causing issues with domain controllers, Hyper-V, and ReFS volumes. Several online forums and social media are sharing their experiences and rollback procedures. Check out the following Bleeping Computer article for a recap.

Azure SQL Virtual Machines – Sharing My Code and Experience

Tao Yang shares his experience writing code in Terraform, ARM templates, and Azure DevOps YAML pipelines to deploy SQL in Azure. This post presents his custom Azure Bicep template for deploying Azure SQL virtual machines.

Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge: 30 Days to Learn It

Looking to get 50% off a Microsoft certification exam? Check out Microsoft’s 30 Days to Learn It challenge. Register to complete the challenge for a career goal and be eligible for the certification discount.

Connect to Microsoft Azure from a GitHub Action with OpenID Connect (OIDC) – v2

Jon Gallant showcases his new and improved version of the GitHub to Azure OIDC script to configure authentication to Azure. OIDC allows GitHub Actions workflows to access resources in Azure without storing Azure credentials as GitHub secrets.

How To Learn Microsoft Azure in 2022

Thomas Maurer provides his resources for learning Microsoft Azure in 2022. Thomas covers creating a free Azure account, Microsoft Learn, certifications, and documentation to get started.

Last Week from Jeff Brown Tech

I posted an article on how to Configure Terraform for Multiple Azure Subscriptions. By creating multiple provider blocks in your Terraform configuration, you can target multiple Azure subscriptions during a deployment. You can even deploy to multiple Azure tenants!