The World’s Most Complete Review of the Azure Services and the Portal

The download link is here for a Powerpoint. If you would like to see changes in this deck, let me know and I can make them. Introduction – Part 1 Over a period of several weeks I have finally taken the time to fully explain Azure in the context of the Azure portal. Obviously, Microsoft…

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Installing ODBC drivers into Windows containers and calling into database systems that are hosted on a Linux VM

  Containerized Applications that need access to relational database systems typically leverage ODBC drivers to do so. This means that if you want to connect to Postgres from an IIS web application, you must install the appropriate ODBC drivers as well as creating the appropriate data source name or DSN. in a Windows environment this…

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Windows Containers – Getting started – A step by step guide, walkthrough, tutorial

The world of containerization has seen some pretty incredible innovation over the past couple of years. Yet there has been a whole class of applications that have been absent from the conversation – applications that run in containers on a Windows operating system. But that is about to change over the next few months as…

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Real-World Containerization – Monolithic Applications, Microservices, Distributed Computing, Containerization, Point-of-Sale Software

Distributed computing and containerization is sweeping the IT landscape. Yet there remains large pockets of applications that are stuck in the world of single tenancy, monolithic architectures. One area where we are seeing significant challenges with the adoption of distributed computing and containerized workloads is in the area of retail point-of-sale systems. A seminal paper…

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