Lesson Learned #41: Using VNET with Azure SQL Database

Recently, I had multiple questions about the implementation of VNET in Azure SQL Database. In this Chapter number 17 of our Azure Support Academy, we are going to cover in Spanish and English how to configure it and how it works. Also, we are going to explain the 3 different options within Azure SQL Server Firewall…


AWS: Obtain BlendedCost billing data

There may be a case when you might want to use Get-CECostAndUsage Cmdlet, however I thought it might be helpful to document some examples. The AWS documentation doesn’t display any example. Below is my attempt to come up with some examples, which I found useful for me, may be someone else does too.   Running…


Using VSTS API with PowerShell to scaffold Team Projects

In this post, Senior Application Development Managers Art Garcia demonstrates how to navigate the VSTS REST APIs. Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS has matured into one of the leading Application Lifecycle management tools available. It allows you to not only manage your work and team velocity, but it also is a great tool to…


Migrating MongoDB databases from Mongo Lab to Cosmos DB

Note: This is an update to blog post I did back in 2016 Azure DocumentDB and NightScout better together! Ever since we started using NightScout more than four years ago to monitor our son’s glucose level remotely to better manage his Type 1 Diabetes condition, Microsoft Azure has been a core piece of the building blocks to host this…


FHIR Server in Azure (PaaS)

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. There are a number of implementations of libraries and servers already out there. In this blog post, I will show you how to run a FHIR server…


Running Docker Windows and Linux Containers Simultaneously

Many of you with familiarity with Docker for Windows know how you currently have to switch between running either Windows or Linux Containers. In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to combat this limitation and run Docker Windows and Linux Containers simultaneously on the same host. Starting with Docker for…


Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing a cyber security tech-talk

Guest post by Mariam Elgabry, MRes Security and Cyber Crime at University College London and Microsoft Student Partner  . The insider threat As a part of the Seminar Series run by the University College London Security and Crime Science Department, The Microsoft Student Partners invited a Microsoft Security expert to spook us a little with…


Top stories from the VSTS community – 2018.04.20

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics, listed in no specific order: TOP STORIES VSTS Gems – Marketplace, the one stop location for added functionalityRui Melo highlights the place to find widgets and extensions to enhance your VSTS experience. Opps, I made…


Building your own educational visualisation learning platform with .Net Core & Azure

Guest blog by David Buchanan Imperial College Microsoft Student Partner and UK Finalist at the Imagine Cup 2018 with Higher Education App About me I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial College London. I entered the Imagine Cup this year as a solo team with my Higher Education App project. My primary interests…