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!

Top 6 Tips for Configuring a New Microsoft Azure Environment

Sonia Cuff lists what you should configure first prior to creating Azure resources in a new environment. The components include Azure Security Center, multi-factor authentication, budgets, and more! Check out the full list here on the ITOps Talk Blog!

Introducing the Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate Certifications

Orin Thomas announces the new Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate certification. This certification includes two new exams (AZ-800 and AZ-801) for you to pass to achieve the certification. The exams go into beta towards the end of 2021 with a general release in early 2022. Check out the full announcement here including exam guides and learning modules!

DevOpsLab: Level Up Your Bicep Skills on Microsoft Learn

The Azure DevOps YouTube channel released a video on getting started with Bicep, Microsoft’s new infrastructure as code language for deploying Azure resources. Check out the full video here including additional learning materials!

Azure Serverless Conf September 2021

Microsoft hosts a free virtual conference focusing on building event-driven apps using Azure Serverless technologies such as Functions, Cosmos DB, Azure SQL DB, and Logic Apps. There are multiple events for the Americas, Asia (APAC), and Europe (EMEA) regions. Check out the registration page here!

Microsoft Azure App Service Environment (ASE) v3 Walkthrough

John Savill demonstrates the capabilities of the new Microsoft Azure App Service (ASE) v3 feature in Azure. John covers everything from virtual network integration to pricing. Check out the full video walkthrough here on John’s YouTube channel!