A bit more on the Feb 3 and 4 incidents

Please read my post from yesterday first.  Unfortunately I had a family commitment and had to leave early Friday afternoon before the post was complete.  I asked someone on my team to finish it and he did an excellent job and I’m grateful.  There are a few things I would yet like to add to…


IoT Development in Azure

Welcome to our latest blog for Azure Developers, new and old. I’m honoured to be asked to help start his blog, and to wax lyrical about some of my favourite time and money saving technologies! If you develop your solutions using Azure, we hope to keep you in the loop with anything you can’t afford to miss, but are…


Profiling Java process on Azure web apps

There are certain situations when your Java web application is not performing as you expect it to. To understand where the problem lies, you may need to profile your application and understand its behavior for different flows. Azure App Service environment being a sandbox environment, does not support to install JProfiler and not even expose…


VS Team Services incidents on Feb 3 & 4

We had two serious availability incidents in the past 2 days.  I’m incredibly sorry for the problems that these have caused.  Increasingly we are bringing on more and more customers who rely on this service day in and day out and any significant interruption is entirely unacceptable.  We know it.  We live it.  We breath…


Visual Studio Team Services – What’s new in the January 25 Update?

For the January release, Visual Studio Team Services featured a plethora of 25 improvements! For starters, let’s get into the details of the new Dashboard Widget SDK! Public preview of the dashboard widget SDK It’s here! When the team launched dashboards, they mentioned that the widgets are written as extensions, which would also allow you…


platyPS: write External Help files in Markdown

Today we are glad to release a Preview of platyPS. platyPS is a PowerShell module that converts PowerShell help files written as Markdown to other formats starting with MAML XML. What’s the problem Traditionally PowerShell external help files have been authored as MAML XML.MAML is cumbersome to edit by hand, and traditional tools and editors…


Package Management now available in Europe and Australia

When we first released the Package Management preview in November, it was only available in the US – If your VS Team Services account was in some region other than the US, installing the Package Management extension would fail.  This week, we deployed Package Management instances in Australia and Europe (which are the only other two regions…


漫談 Azure Block-Chain-As-A-Service 下集 – 微軟Block Chain服務

Azure Block-Chain-As-A-Service 下集 – 微軟Block Chain服務 Authored by Michael Yen-Chi Ho Current AEM @Microsoft 在上集的內容裡面,提到關於BlockChain(區塊鍊),與Bitcoin(比特幣)的發展與概觀,以及大致上運作的邏輯,而下集我們要介紹的內容就是如何開始運用Microsoft Azure開始進行自己的Block-Chain實驗,以及開始創造以Block-Chain技術核心為主的各項應用 Azure Block-Chain-As-A-Service (Azure Block Chain 服務)來自2015年,11/9號的最新消息中,微軟資訊策略長Marley Gray提出的Ethereum on Azure as a Service的消息,隨後在11/25日在DevCon中展示了如何快速的在Azure中建立Ethereum BlockApps – (私有鍊Ethereum的Blockchain Azure環境),以及在Ubuntu環境之下建立Azure Ethereum環境,讓想要使用BlockChain技術的開發者可以快速的運用微軟龐大的資料中心做運算與開發。 11/25 DevCon的Azure Block-Chain-As-A-Service 介紹影片 因為微軟過去服務的大多是企業客戶,因此在全世界公有雲的市場中符合最多的國際規範,也讓微軟的Azure雲端服務能夠服務各式各樣的客戶,從支付產業、金融產業、到IoT產業、健康醫療產業,甚至上太空的NASA等,採用Azure讓各種企業用戶,從新創公司到大企業都能符合世界規範,並且促成世界級的Business。 Azure取得的認證(部分) 此外,因為微軟過去是軟體公司起家,走到雲端平台服務上的最大好處在能夠融合過去的所長,創造各式各樣的PaaS服務,BlockChain能夠結合微軟既有的各種服務,如Active Directory(身分識別管理)、Key Vault(金鑰管理)、Machine Learning(機器學習服務)、Event Hubs(事件中樞)等服務,讓開發者可以活用BlockChain服務,並且串連其他各項服務,組成自己的新服務。 透過Block Chain,可以創造各種應用,如智慧合約(合約可以根據所有POOL裡面的變化量而改變)、IoT控管(所有Sensor可以有效管理收、送的各項訊息,並且即時上雲),而因為Azure上面豐富的安全性與隱私保護,新創公司也能輕鬆建立自己的BlockChain服務。 在短短的一個月內,Azure開始與各個種BlockChain應用的大廠合作,從*Ethereum開始,到ConsenSys、Ripple、Eris、CoinPrism、Fatcom這些服務。 接著各種Payment Service像**BitPay、Manifold Technology、LibraTax、Emercoin。 到2016年1/28最近一次更新,***Multi Chain & Netki這兩個專門設計快速佈署的BlockChain As…


Creando aplicaciones web en tiempo real con SignalR

Es posible que alguna vez nos hayamos preguntado cómo construir una aplicación web en tiempo real. Lo primero que probablemente haremos será realizar una búsqueda en Internet y veremos que existen muchísimas tecnologías basadas en muchos lenguajes, y no sabremos siquiera por dónde empezar. Si estás en una situación similar, no te preocupes, porque has…