Sixth week under reduced COVID-19 lock-down in Austria (26. April)

General Situation

Two weeks have passed sind the first restrictions were repealed. Home depots and shops smaller than 400m² were allowed to open up again. Thankfully this did not lead to an immediate second wave of infections. One reason may be that the total number of infected persons is very low. So there is only a very small propability to meet an infected person outside. Another reason may be the rule to wear a mask in shops and public transportation to protect others.

COVID-19 cases in Austria

Global Azure Bootcamp – “Corona Edition”

This weeks highlight was the Global Azure Bootcamp. At the dawn of COVID-19 the GAB was officially canceled with the option for local chapters to hold the GAB if possible. Soon GAB was shifted from local meeting to virtual presentations via Microsoft Teams. Again this year was full of good presentations. #GlobalAzure

Global Azure Bootcamp 2020
Global Azure Bootcamp 2020
Global Azure Bootcamp 2020 – Virtual Corona Edition from Home Office

Azure Cloud capabilities

When the COVID-19 pandemic was raising in europa an most countries announced lock-down rules, the cloud usage increased up to 700%. In this time, the azure regions West/North Europe and UK were at their limits. In particular we saw this when deploying a Dynamics 365 Finance / SCM Tier 2 which had to be moved to US-South. Now, after a few weeks it seams that cloud capabilities are normalizing. In contrast to the last weeks I could deploy a Windows VM and Ubuntu VM in West-Europe.

Windows VM deployment in Azure region West-Europe
Ubuntu VM deployment in azure region West-Europe
Windows Server 2016 and Ubuntu VM deployment in West-Europe succeeded

Contact Tracing Apps

An everlasting topic are the apps to fight the corona pandemy. After a month Accenture has released the source code for the Stopp-Corona app at Github. Since the first apps appeared, there was the discussion how these apps could be made interoperable. The euroepan PEPP-PT project first came up with an approach to make the national develop apps interoperable. The announcement of Apple and Google to implement a contact tracing API in their operating systems immediately killed PPEP-PT. The Austrian Stopp-Corona app is evaluation the use of Apple / Google API. The German government will use Apple / Google. ETH Zurich has also left PPEP-PT.

Weekly lock-down menu

Scrambled eggs, Bratwurst, Appfelschlangerl, Gemüsefleckerl, Kaiserschmarrn, Chicken filet with rice and vegetables, Vanilla pudding with chockolate, Spice meat in sauce, Schnitzel, Turkey rolls with ham and cheese.

Cooking in quarantine

About erpcoder
Azure Cloud Architect and Dynamics 365 enthusiast working in Research & Development for InsideAx

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