Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Data Factory

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This week our content spotlight is about Azure Data Factory. From my experience as a Cloud Architect, moving, storing and transforming data in Azure is one of the biggest topics at this moment for organizations. Microsoft…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Cost Management

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. With this week’s announcement, Azure Cost Management now general availability for enterprise agreements and more!, our content spotlight is about Azure Cost Management. The Azure Cost Management has had several new features added so let’s have…

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Debugging Docker Containers (attaching)

Visual Studio has excellent built in support for working with Docker containers and most of the examples on the web are written with those tools installed. But what about the situation where the container is already running? This post will provide an example of debugging a .Net Framework application running a windows container as well as…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Cognitive Services

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in  Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This week’s spotlight highlights Cognitive Services containers. These containers offer a mechanism for taking Azure Cognitive Services to the IoT Edge as well as running behind infrastructure that might prevent external network activity. In…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Data Architecture Guide

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This week’s content spotlight is about the Azure Data Architecture Guide, which is published by the Azure CAT team. This guide can be used by data professionals, architects and developers, who are interested in selecting…

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Playing with Containers in Azure App Service

Talking about containers is getting old by now, but in the light of my last article on deploying to Docker Hub via Azure DevOps I still thought it worthwhile to revisit. (Available here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2019/01/07/setting-up-a-docker-containers-infrastructure-with-azure-devops/) You might be able to grasp the beauty of packaging code to Docker images and then deploy a number of containers,…

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Setting up a Docker Containers Infrastructure with Azure DevOps

I frequently write code that is meant for public consumption. It might not be perfect code, but I make an effort to make it available for others to peruse either way. The general distinction I use when it comes to choosing a repository for a given solution is pushing it to GitHub if it is…

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Enforcing security controls right from CI/CD pipeline with AzSK – Deep Dive

Azure Security Kit  aka AzSK is a framework that is used internally by Microsoft to control & govern their Azure Subscriptions. While some features are overlapping with Azure Security Center, I find a lot of value in the Kit, mostly in the following areas: The attestation module allowing for a full traceability of security controls…

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Working with signed JWTs (OAuth with certificates)

How do I use certificates for authenticating against an ADFS server while using OAuth as a trusted client? Simple question right? Yes, but unfortunately it still took me a little work to land on the relevant pages in an Internet search, and subsequently getting it all to work. (Actually most things here apply to Azure…

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