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Are you interested in staying on top of the latest Windows Azure news? Do you want some help digging into all of the new Windows Azure features and services we’ve recently announced?  If so, then look no further than Cloud Cover on Channel 9, hosted by Windows Azure Technical Evangelists Nick Harris and Nathan Totten. In this weekly series, Nick and Nate dig into features, discuss the latest news and announcements, and share tips and tricks about Windows Azure.  Here are the latest episodes.

Episode 83:  Windows Azure June 2012 Release (posted June 9)

In this episode Nate, Nick and Michael Washam introduce the newest features of the Windows Azure. Michael shows off the new portal and gives a demo of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and the new PowerShell Cmdlets. Nathan demos Windows Azure Web Sites and the CLI tools for OS X. And Nick shows Windows Azure SDK 1.7 and the tools for Visual Studio 2012 as well as some updates with Windows Azure Cloud Services.

Episode 84:  Windows Azure Storage Updates and A Preview of the Client Storage Library vNext (posted July 20)

In this episode, Nate, Nick and guests Jai Haridas and Joe Giardino walk through the new features available in Windows Azure Storage. Joe also gives a preview of the next release of the Windows Azure Storage libraries and how to use the future release of the storage libraries in a Windows 8 Metro App.

Episode 85:  Windows Azure, Windows 8 and MVC 4 Demos (posted Aug 3)

In this episode Nick and Nate review the samples, blog posts, and tutorials that have been released for Windows Azure since the June release. Nick demos his newest Windows 8 + Windows Azure sample that uses geospatial data and blob storage. Nate shows his modern Cloud Survey application that is built using Ember.js and ASP.NET Web APIs.

Episode 86:  Windows Azure Active Directory with Vittorio Bertocci (posted Aug 11)

In this episode Nick and Nate are joined by Vittorio Bertocci who tells us all about Windows Azure Active Directory, demonstrates the Graph API and the new Windows Azure Authentication Library.

In addition to full-length episodes, Nick and Nate recently started Cloud Cover Shorts, a new series of short interviews with Windows Azure customers.  Here are the first three episodes.

Cloud Cover Shorts Episode 1 – Telvent (posted June 7)

In this episode Nate interviews Bill Bott, Product Development Manager for Utilities, about how he uses Windows Azure at Telvent.

Cloud Cover Shorts Episode 2 – ABBYY (Russian language video with English subtitles – posted June 7)

In this episode Nate and Grigori Melnik interview Ivan Bodyagin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, at ABBYY about his experiences building their FineReader OCR program in the cloud. This video is in Russian, with English subtitles

Cloud Cover Shorts Episode 3 – Sage (posted July 20)

In this episode Brady Gaster interviews Lead Architect, Chad Busche from Sage to discuss the company’s hybrid cloud solution, Sage Construction Anywhere.

Don’t miss an episode of Cloud Cover; subscribe now. And follow @cloudcovershow to post your comments and follow the discussion about the show. 

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