Beyond “Lift-and-Shift”: Application Modernization with Microsoft Azure

The “lift-and-shift” approach with Azure IaaS can only deliver on small measure of the promise of agility and innovation in the Cloud when compared to modernized application (i.e., Cloud-optimized). Modernizing application with Azure PaaS, on the other hand, can deliver on the promise of agility and innovation to a great extent. It reduces the time required to manage the application and the time required to deploy a new release, and optimizes the speed to market.


Announcing TypeScript 3.2 RC

Today we’re announcing TypeScript 3.2 RC, the release candidate of our next version of TypeScript. To get started using the RC, you can get it through NuGet, or use npm with the following command: npm install -g typescript@rc You can also get editor support for TypeScript 3.2 by: Downloading for Visual Studio 2017 (for version…


IIS-Sync Configuration Settings Only – No Web Site Content

In the scenario where you make a modification of an IIS setting at the server level (not in the website or web application) and want to synchronize the settings (no content) with other servers. It is important to understand the following script will only synchronize the settings aligned with the IIS server and not the…


DevOps for Blockchain Apps

Blockchain has emerged from the shadow of its cryptocurrency origins to be seen as a transformative data technology that can power the next generation of software for multi-party Enterprise and consumer scenarios.  With the trust and transparency that blockchain can deliver, this shared data technology is seen as a disruptor that can radically transform assumptions,…


DevOps for Blockchain Apps

Blockchain has emerged from the shadow of its cryptocurrency origins to be seen as a transformative data technology that can power the next generation of software for multi-party Enterprise and consumer scenarios.  With the trust and transparency that blockchain can deliver, this shared data technology is seen as a disruptor that can radically transform assumptions,…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Unit Testing: Moq Framework

This is the third of a four part series, recorded this summer, where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss unit testing. This series expands on the 2017 Unit Testing episode. In this episode, we cover the Moq framework. Mocking provides the ability to simulate an object. For example, you can test a call…


Experiencing Data Access issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 11/15 – Resolved

Final Update: Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:30 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 11/15, 03:08 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 11/15, 03:08 UTC and that during the 1 hour and 40 minutes that it took to resolve the issue 8.27% of customers experienced…


Q# Advent Calendar 2018

Share your stories and advice by guest authoring a post for Q#, a new quantum computing language.