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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Mar 9, 2020

In this week’s episode, Jeffrey Palermo is talking to Jonathan Mills — a Pluralsight Author, Technology Advisor, and Business Leader! 


As a member of the Multi-Cloud Team team at World Wide Technology, Jonathan is able to leverage his unique experiences and skills to drive Cloud migrations for his clients. He is also a dedicated developer community leader, serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Developers Conference, regularly speaking and giving keynote presentations at conferences around the globe, and is a Microsoft MVP.


Today, Jeffrey and Jonathan talk about the upcoming Kansas City Developers Conference held June 29th-July 1st in 2020, his fascinating day job as a Cloud Architect at World Wide Technology, and data architecture in Azure!


Topics of Discussion:

[:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes.

[:48] About Jeffrey’s upcoming .NET DevOps Bootcamp in Austin, Texas on April 30th.

[1:11] About today’s episode and guest!

[1:52] Jeffrey welcomes Jonathan to the show.

[2:07] Jonathan shares the story of his career journey.

[4:12] What is the Kansas City Developers Conference?

[7:49] Are tickets still available for the conference?

[8:27] When the conference is held and about the special extra day just for kids!

[11:08] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[11:33] Jeffrey gives some quick announcements.

[13:23] Jonathan explains his day job as a Cloud Architect at World Wide Technology.

[16:36] Jonathan speaks about the common problems their clients face and what issues they solve for them.

[20:20] Jonathan breaks down the categories of data stores and what he recommends to different clients.

[23:43] How different is Azure Data Warehouse from the on-premise SQL Server Analysis Services?

[24:40] Jonathan shares his philosophy on how and when to know what tooling to use.

[26:03] Jonathan gives his experience with low-code and no-code solutions such as Power Apps and Flow.

[29:45] If listeners want to learn more, what go-to resources does Jonathan recommend?

[31:41] Jeffrey thanks Jonathan for joining the podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! — Visit to get your hands on two free books to give away at conferences or events!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events! — Email Jeffrey for a free 30-point DevOps inspection (regularly priced at $5000!) — Spaces are limited!

Jonathan Mill’s LinkedIn

Jonathan Mill on Pluralsight

World Wide Technology

Kansas City Developers Conference

Kansas City Women in Technology

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Data Lake Analytics

Azure Synapse Analytics

Microsoft Power Apps

Microsoft Flow


A Cloud Guru


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