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!

Deploy Azure Kubernetes Service using Terraform with Azure DevOps pipeline and deploying a sample application

Thomas Thornton follows up on a previous article (here) with a tutorial on deploying Azure Kubernetes Service using Terraform inside an Azure DevOps pipeline. Thomas outlines his pipeline with five stages for deploying the infrastructure using Terraform, then bootstrapping the sample application to the AKS cluster.

5 reasons to attend the Azure IaaS Day digital event

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Microsoft hosts a free digital event about Azure IaaS innovations. This event also provides an opportunity to engage with industry leaders and product experts on cloud infrastructure solutions.

Public preview: Azure Bastion native client support

Azure Bastion native client support enters public preview. Azure Bastion native client support allows you to connect to an Azure virtual machine through Azure Bastion using Azure CLI and a native client on your local Windows system. You can also log into Active Directory-joined virtual machines using Azure AD credentials.

Azure Functions 4.0 and .NET 6 support are now generally available

The Azure Functions team announced the general availability of Azure Functions 4.0. This latest release includes support for .NET 6, Node.js 14, PUython 3.7-3.9, Java 8 & 11, PowerShell 7.0, and more! Azure Functions 4.0 is currently available in all regions on Linux with Windows support coming very soon.

Microsoft Azure Spot VM Deep Dive

John Savill has another great tutorial available on Azure spot virtual machine capability. This feature is a great way to run a virtual machine at an optimal rate and save money. Azure spot virtual machines are perfect for workloads that can be interrupted and resumed when the spot instance becomes available.

This Week from Jeff Brown Tech

I posted an article on how to Enforce CanNotDelete Resource Lock using Azure Policy. Resource locks provide additional protection from the deletion or modification of Azure resources. You can use a custom Azure Policy definition to automatically remediate any resources that do not have this lock enabled.