Windows Server 2019 and Containers

After a bit of noise around the October release of Windows 10 the corresponding server release, Windows Server 2019, was also removed from the download sites Microsoft provides. Just last week it was finally re-released and made available on MSDN. “Whatever. This is IT Pro stuff and I’m a dev…” Well, it is true that…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Where is the market opportunity for developers of IoT solutions?

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 weeks content spotlight is Diego Tamburini’s post Where is the market opportunity for developers of IoT solutions?. Diego, Principal Manufacturing Industry Lead – Azure Industry Experiences Team, discusses opportunities for developers arising from IoT. The article…

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Azure Functions and Serverless Computing

In my previous blog post, WebJobs in Azure with .NET Core 2.1, I briefly mentioned Azure Functions. Azure Functions are usually small (or somewhat larger) bits of code that run in Azure and are triggered by some event. Azure takes complete care of the entire infrastructure of your Functions making it a so-called serverless solution. The…

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Azure Content Spotlight – API Management Suite – VSTS extension v2.0

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 spotlight is for a VSTS extension: the API Management Suite. The purpose of the extension to VSTS is to bring API Management into the release lifecycle allowing you to do many of…

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WebJobs in Azure with .NET Core 2.1

WebJobs aren’t new to Azure or .NET. There’s even a default Azure WebJob template in Visual Studio 2017 for the full .NET Framework. However, a similar template for WebJobs in .NET Core is somehow missing from Visual Studio. In this post, I’m using .NET Core 2.1. Creating a WebJob in .NET Core isn’t hard, but…

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Azure API Management – VSTS extension v2.0 release

Hi, A while ago, I have published a free VSTS extension to automate deployments towards Azure API Management. I got a rather good feedback and some change requests. Some external contributors got involved on the GitHub Repo which shows a certain enthusiasm around the extension. Therefore, I decided to create the version 2.0. In a nutshell,…


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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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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