Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Sphere

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. There is little doubt that consumer electronics, household appliances and industrial devices are becoming more intelligent, more sophisticated and more connected. This connection to other devices and/or back-end services provide huge potential for…

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Microservices – Disaster Recovery, GeoHA and GDPR

In Part 1, the affect a microservice architecture has on building a service, including dependent data and how transactions are handled, was discussed. This post will explore some important aspects of a microservice architecture including Disaster Recovery (DR), geographically dispersed solutions and High Availability (GeoHA) and data compliance such as GDPR. Disaster Recovery DR is…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Data Factory

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Modern solutions often require an aggregation of many distributed data sources and often requires manipulation to correlate the data across the different models. The Azure Data Factory (ADF) fulfills the need to development…

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Microservices – Isolated Data & State

New technology adoption can be unnerving and can face strong opposition. Often doing things differently introduces a feeling of trepidation in the team as there is perceived risk in the possibility of unknown complications. When looking at the attributes defined in Gaurav Aroraa’s post: Introduction to microservices, one attribute tends to terrify monolithic application developers: Isolated…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Building Mobile Apps

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 provides a rich set of backend services for building mobile solutions. This week’s highlight is a collection of resources put together by Rob Caron: Essential tools and services for building mobile apps. The…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Virtual Machine Serial Console (Preview)

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. One of the most requested feature is now finally added to Azure! Virtual Machines Serial Console provides a debugging and maintainance tool for Virtual Machines. It can be used for network issues and…

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Azure Development… and Data? — Architect your Data Story in the Cloud! (Content Spotlight)

First, I want to take a look into the Azure Application Architecture Guide (A3G): http://aka.ms/A3G This is an Azure architecture guide (like a menu of what to use when) for developers!   Today I want to drill into the Big Data Architecture Style: Big data architecture style A big data architecture is designed to handle…

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Azure Virtual Machine Images

Not everyone is aware of the Azure virtual machine images available in the Azure Marketplace so this is just a short post to highlight this great resource. These images are a convenient way to spin up new virtual machines and try out products and services.  For most of the products pre-loaded on the VMs, the…

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Azure Content Spotlight – More cloud growth in store for 2018

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. 2017 has been an exciting year for Azure!  From innovations in big data and IoT to additional data centers to a strong presence in open source communities, Microsoft’s commitment to providing the best…

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Azure and Unity3d – AssetBundle Delivery

This article provides an illustration of how Microsoft Azure could be used as a simple means of delivering content to a Unity game. In this scenario, a game will query Azure to retrieve and load the most recent version of a particular scene. There are many ways of solving this requirement including using platform specific…

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