Ask Azure anything (AAA?) on Reddit this Friday

Dave W. Shanahan

Microsoft’s Azure Compute Engineering team will be holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit this Friday, May 20, 2016. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT, the Azure Compute team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about Azure.

Program Managers from Azure’s Compute Engineering team will be on-hand to answer any questions you have about Azure in the following subject areas:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Container Service
  • Batch
  • Service Fabric
  • Cloud Services
  • Extensions
  • Messaging Services (Service bus, event hubs, etc.)

The Azure team hopes that the AMA will allow them to communicate to the Azure customers and community on what how they use Azure and what they would like to see in future Azure updates.  The Azure team hopes that if the AMA Reddit session is a success, they may do it on a weekly basis.

The Azure team believes that holding an AMA will be more useful than any feedback they get via Twitter, StackOverFlow, or MSDN because there are no restrictions on question length or content being asked via Reddit. Plus with an AMA, you’ll have a conversation directly with the people that built the Azure products and services you want to know about.

Unsure about what to ask? The Azure team provided a list of sample questions to ask at the Reddit AMA:

  • What are Virtual Machine scale sets? When should I use these vs. simple Virtual Machines?
  • What scenarios are good for the container service?
  • Where does service fabric fit into the picture?
  • How do I make use of the batch service?
  • How should I design a good messaging pipeline?

Just a reminder, the Azure team can field questions about anything, but they will not address any questions regarding any upcoming Azure features or future plans for the platform.

If you’re interested in taking part in the Azure AMA, or for more information, head on over to Microsoft Azure on Reddit.