Azure Content Spotlight – Free Serverless eBook

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Jeremy Lickness published a great new eBook called: ‘Serverless apps: Architecture, patterns, and Azure implementation’. This book covers how to architect and create serverless applications on Azure and it highlights the benefits and exposes…

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Accessing Azure Resources Protected With SAS Tokens Using Tokens Issued by Azure AD

I know, the title is a mouthful, but I wasn’t able to whittle it down without losing context. (Sure, I could have gone the clickbait route I suppose.) Let me setup the scenario for you 🙂 Let’s say you have an IoT lab like described in my previous post: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2017/12/13/controlling-your-iot-home-with-azure-functions-runtime/ The Hue devices let you…

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Controlling Your IoT Home with Azure Functions Runtime

I have previously mentioned hacks to get Azure Functions running in your own lab: https://contos.io/real-tooling-for-azure-functions-in-visual-studio-3ed5a6095436 (And I must stress the term “lab” as they have not really been at production level quality.) As luck would have it Microsoft released a new preview of their “Azure Functions Runtime” a few days ago: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-runtime-overview I tested preview…

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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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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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CQRS in Azure – Part 4

In CQRS in Azure Part 1, CQRS was defined and context was provided to explain why the pattern is relevant to building solutions in Azure.  CQRS in Azure – Part 2 and CQRS in Azure – part 3 illustrates the pattern by using a fictitious inventory system in order provide potential strategies for addressing the…

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CQRS in Azure – Part 3

In CQRS in Azure Part 1, CQRS was defined and context was provided to explain why the pattern is relevant to building solutions in Azure.  CQRS in Azure – Part 2 and this post illustrates the pattern by using a fictitious inventory system in order expand on the advantages while providing potential strategies for addressing…

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Azure Content Spotlight – New Integrated Portal For 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 week’s content spotlight is about the new integrated portal experience for Azure Functions, that is more streamlined and more integrated with the rest of the Azure portal. It’s now much easier to…

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CQRS in Azure – Part 2

In CQRS in Azure Part 1, CQRS was defined and context was provided to explain why the pattern is relevant to building solutions in Azure.  This post will illustrate the pattern by using a fictitious inventory system in order expand on the advantages while providing potential strategies for addressing the challenges that arise when moving…

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Building your own API Playground

I often have to explore APIs, and get a feeling for what I can do with them before either turning it into a proof of concept, or full on production code. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one in that position. I don’t mind things like Swagger UI for doing some tests directly in…

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