Azure Content Spotlight – Blockchain

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 is committed to bringing blockchain to the enterprise and Azure provides the building blocks for this initiative.  This week’s highlight spotlights two recent posts: Introducing Enterprise Smart Contracts In enterprise…

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Part 2: Secure your Logic App using API Management – Access Restriction Policies

This is the second part in the series about securing your Logic Apps. In the previous post, I’ve provided several ways to secure your Logic App at the Trigger Level. In this post, I’m going to show how to secure your App using API Management with Access Restriction Policies. In this series: Secure access to…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Cognitive Services Online Training

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 an Azure Cognitive Service online training on Channel 9. A very clear and thorough training which, in the first episode, gives a global introduction to AI &…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Enterprise Cloud Strategy

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 second edition of Enterprise Cloud Strategy has been announced.  Written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner, the book covers best practices and guidance on how to get started and how…

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Securing Your Azure Logic Apps Part 1: Secure access to the trigger

I think Azure Logic Apps is a great way to implement scalable integrations in the Cloud. It comes with over 100 connectors for integrating applications and data in the cloud and on-premises. You can now choose to use the Logic App designer or create your apps from Visual Studio, call Azure Functions from inside of…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Mobile App

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 Mobile App offers a powerful mobile application on iOS and Android (Windows coming soon) for monitoring, diagnosing and responding to issues with Azure subscriptions.  In addition to being able…

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Commuting Stats with Azure Functions and Azure Data Lake

Like most people I have to get up in the morning, and get to work in some way. This usually means hopping on the metro, possibly followed by a bus afterwards, or a short stroll. (Depends on my end destination, which can vary.) The first part of the journey with the metro is fairly constant…

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Azure Content Spotlight – public preview of Azure AD Domain Services in the new Azure portal

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 AD Domain Services provides managed domain services like domain join, group policy, LDAP, and Kerberos/NTLM authentication, all fully compatible with Windows Server Active Directory. You can now create new managed AD…

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Azure Content Spotlight – ASOS: How they migrated from local monolith to microservices in 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. In a series on Microsoft Mechanics called “How we built it”, the lead architect from the British online fashion retailer ASOS describes the design goals and motivation for moving from an…

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Transitioning from On-Prem Virtual Machines to More Cost Effective Azure Cloud Models

Transitioning from On-Prem VMs to the Cloud via ‘Lift-and-Shift’ On February 14th, 2017, the last of my company’s physical servers were powered-off and then scheduled to be unracked and boxed for shipping out of the co-location hosting data centre. The physical servers that my company had invested in and setup to power our development, testing,…

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