Azure Content Spotlight – Deployment Strategies Defined

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. There are many deployment strategies in practice, and for any cloud solution of reasonable size, it is essential to have well understand strategy in place to avoid significant outages.  An important aspect of…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Migrate (Preview)

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. In this weeks content spotlight, we are going to take a look at Azure Migrate. Azure Migrate provides agentless discovery of VMware-virtualized Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs). It also supports agent-based discovery. This enables dependency…

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Azure Content Spotlight – IoT Edge

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. IoT sensors are becoming more sophisticated, and as their capabilities increase, the need for more complex processing also increases.  Azure IoT Edge extends cloud intelligence to devices by allowing AI and analytics to…

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Content Spotlight – New Azure China Documentation!

Recently the Microsoft Azure Documentation page built out the Sovereign Cloud tab pivot: Sovereign Clouds The newest content set is Microsoft Azure China 21Vianet: Azure China main page   The Azure China content set includes a Developer Guide: Developer guide for Azure China 21Vianet We’re proud to offer a high-quality experience for our customers in…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Project Olympus

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Cloud Strategy post Microsoft’s Project Olympus delivers cloud hardware innovation at scale announces the completion of the design.  Project Olympus is Microsoft’s open source cloud hardware design for the next generation of scale…

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Azure Content Spotlight – New Release Notes for Azure Active Directory

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Microsoft comes up with a new model for publishing detailed release notes and the first set has gone live last week. With this new publishing model for new Azure AD feature releases and plan-for-change communications,…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. A significant challenge many organizations face is the initial and sometimes on-going choices as to which cloud service provider best fits their particularly requirements.  The benefit to having excellent services provided by AWS…

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Azure Content Spotlight – New Azure Security Features Overview

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. At Ignite, a lot of new Azure Security features are announced. In this weeks content spotlight I’m going to highlight most of them: Overview of what’s new in Azure Information Protection Overview of what’s…

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Working with identity in .NET Core 2.0

Last year I did a quick code sample on how to use identity in .NET Core (1.x): https://contos.io/protecting-a-net-core-api-with-azure-active-directory-59bbcd5b3429 Time flies, and just weeks ago I showed how fun/frustrating it can get when we want to secure a SPA with a .NET Core 2.0 back-end: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2017/09/22/protecting-a-net-core-2-0-spa-with-adfs/ As I stated along with the most recent code snippet…

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