Azure Content Spotlight – Microsoft Research Open Data

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 Microsoft Research Open Data, a new data repository in the cloud dedicated to facilitating collaboration across the global research community. It offers datasets representing many years of data research which…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Blockchain Workbench

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 Blockchain Workbench. In public preview, the Blockchain Workbench is designed to face-track the creation of blockchain projects with simplified development and pre-built networking and infrastructure. Getting…

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Book Review: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions – Exam Guide 70-535

Exam 70-535, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, is a Microsoft exam designed to measure key capabilities in implementing Azure solutions. The exam covers many aspects of Azure and requires the candidate to have a solid understanding of all Azure blades and their features. The exam has a focus on design and determining why and when specific…

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Passwordless Windows and Azure (mini) Questions and Answers

Microsoft announced a while ago that passwordless authentication is coming to Windows 10. Sjoukje also brought it to attention on this blog: http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/04/26/azure-content-spotlight-password-less-sign-in-to-azure-windows-10/ Having “unboxed” two new Yubikeys I decided to do an introductory post on the topic. Well, more like a mini Q&A really. While the announcement was clear enough in the message “let’s…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Cosmos DB Tips & Tricks

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 some tips & tricks for Azure Cosmos DB.   The first one is about Horizontal Partitioning in Azure Cosmos DB, an Azure Friday video from Channel 9. This…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Blue-Green deployments using Azure Traffic Manager

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 highlight is about a great feature of Azure Traffic Manager: Weighted traffic-routing. With Weighted traffic-routing the distribution of traffic across a set of endpoints is done randomly and according to a…

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Book Review: Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0

In Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0, Gaurav Aroraa breaks through the hype of microservices by both defining microservices as well as providing practical examples of how to use this new software architecture. While contrasting with monolithic software architecture, the benefits of microservices are explained and put into practice in the building of an application in…

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Introduction to Azure Event Grid

Modern computing today is all distributed and Azure is designed from the ground up using distributed services and resources. Examples of those services and resources are, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Azure Services Bus, IoT Hub, and more. But, all those services and resources are operating on their own island and to let those different resources…

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