Azure Content Spotlight – Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

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 Azure Service Fabric is a platform for building and maintaining distributed solutions in Azure.   For background, please see the community spotlight from March about Microservices. This spotlight is to highlight…

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Azure Content Spotlight – General Availability of Azure Functions

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 spotlight has to be about Azure Functions general availability being announced.  The AzureDev Community has been following the progress of Azure Functions since its preview with great interest.  With Azure…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 6)

In part 1 a basic Azure Web App website was built and deployed using VSTS Build and Part 2 illustrated how additional files could be included when building a web project.  Part 3 demonstrated how Gulp could be added to the VSTS Build  pipeline.  In part 4 Load Testing was added to the build pipeline and part 5 added slots…

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Azure Content Spotlight – SQL 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. Recently there have been some significant updates to SQL Azure and some interesting posts.  I wanted to highlight the following: Threat Detection, Automatic Tuning, Temporal Tables, and Cross Database Joins in…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Sample Contoso Cloud Architecture

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Since 2010, Microsoft has been using the fictional Contoso Corporation to illustrate best practice, to showcase technology and as subject matter for training material and tests.  Recently a new poster describing…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Monitor

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 Azure Portal has recently been updated to provide a more comprehensive view of resources: Azure Monitor.  The monitor is available as a new tab: and provides a centralized view of Activity…

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Why Configuring Service Endpoints In Visual Studio Team Services Is A Good Thing

The entire DevOps story with the Microsoft Stack is expanding its reach to more and more services and with an ever-growing set of advanced features. During this article, I will cover the benefits and ways to configure Service Endpoints within either Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Service, in order to create a highly…

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SQL Azure Tip! – Failures importing Bacpac

Most of the time importing bacpac files from SQL Azure locally works without an issue but occassionally there will be an issue when a particular setting has been used that is not supported in the destination database version.  There are many forum and stack overflow posts in regards to these sneaky little issues so here is…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Log Analytics

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Azure Log Analytics is a SaaS solution for collecting, storing and analyzing log data from from on-premises and cloud based Windows or Linux Servers.  It is part of the Operations Management Suite which…

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