Your weekly dose of 5 Highlights Thursday is here, a list of information and links that you may find helpful in your Azure journey. Feel free to forward this along to anyone who you think may enjoy such sharing.

1. MVP TechBytes – Azure Governance and Compliance: Best Practices and Tools with Kazeem Adegboyega

Join Me and Kazeem Adegboyega, Azure MVPs, for insights on Azure governance and compliance! Uncover cloud management secrets, explore tools like Azure Policy, Blueprints, Security Center, and Monitor. Watch Kazeem’s demo on using Azure Policy to limit resource creation. Learn and implement Azure governance! 🔒

2. Building and scaling cloud-native, intelligent applications on Azure and .NET | .NET Conf 2023

Learn how to run cloud-native serverless and container applications in Azure using Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Container Apps. We help you choose the right service for your apps. We show you how Azure is the best platform for hosting cloud native and intelligent apps, and an app using Azure OpenAI Service and Azure Data. Learn all the new capabilities of our container platforms including how to deploy, test for scale, monitor, and much more.

3. Quickly build and deploy OpenAI apps on Azure, infused with your own data

Unlock the world of generative AI applications and walk away with your own AI app ready to deploy. Learn to build and deploy an AI-infused, cloud-native application using VS Code, Azure Developer CLI, and GitHub Actions with Azure OpenAI. In the video it walks you through a streamlined workflow that starts with GitHub and extends to Azure cloud deployment. See how this end-to-end toolkit simplifies development and offers robust testing and monitoring. It also shows you how to test your app using Playwright. Watch the video to learn how GitHub and Azure can help you accelerate AI-infused application development.

4. What’s New in C# 12

A new .NET means a new C#! Dustin and Mads will take you through the new features in C# 12, including collection expressions and primary constructors.

5. From Zero to Hero: Quickly Migrate Web Apps with Azure App Service

Learn directly from the Azure migration product experts how to migrate your applications to Azure App Service by performing discovery, assessment and migration using the latest advances in Azure Migrate tooling and PowerShell scripts. See how customers have built intelligent apps in the cloud after migrating and modernizing these on-premises apps with no code changes.

You can complement this edition of 5 Highlights Thursday with our MEA Developer Channel on YouTube where we have weekly interviews and learning material on Microsoft Azure, and much more.

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