Azure Content Spotlight – Build 2017

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 Seattle, Microsoft hosted its annual Build on May 10th-12th.  Fortunately for those who were not able to attend, the keynotes and presentations are available to view online on Channel 9.  For…

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IaC on Azure – How to get started with ARM Template

In today’s topic, I’m not going to reinvent the wheel by documenting on how to develop an ARM Template, but provides all the resources to get you started instead.   Since ARM Template has been around for quite some time, there are tons of resources available online about developing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template in…


Azure Content Spotlight – Networking to and within Azure Cloud

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 of posts by Olivier Martin, networking a hybrid environment with Azure is explained.  The aim of the series is to show connectivity between a customer on-premises network and Azure…

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Azure AD – Overview of Libraries

“This whole Azure AD thingy sounds complicated – aren’t there any libraries or something to make life simpler?” Well, I suppose not everyone wants to write everything from scratch 🙂 Short answer: yes, there are libraries. Long answer: there are a number of libraries to choose between. Actually, before committing to a library you need…


Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF)

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 Application Gateway has been further enhanced to offer greater protection and monitoring with the Web Application Firewall (WAF). WAF is generally available and provides protection against many common attacks…

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HybridCAT: Building Clouds – Joins the Azure CATalogue!

HybridCAT: Building Clouds “Building hybrid clouds that can support any device from anywhere”   What was once the WSSC CAT team (WSSC referred to Windows Server & System Center) has become over time HybridCAT! And over the last year, they joined into the Azure CAT group. Which means… The CATalogue: http://aka.ms/theCATalogue …now features content from…

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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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Azure AD, B2B, B2C, DS, B2x – Straining the Alphabet Soup

Azure Active Directory is a service with a range of different features for different purposes. And with different features comes different acronyms, or TLAs if you will, that need to be sorted out. Sure, a quick search on the Internet will usually spell out the letters for you, but let’s take our own little tour…

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IaC on Azure – Developing ARM Template using VSCode efficiently

Since I talked about Infrastructure as Code on Azure using ARM Templates, and demonstrating on how to utilise Azure Templates on the Azure Portal previously. I will be sharing with you today on how to do this efficiently with the free Visual Studio Code (VSCode) multi-platform development tool that has been my preferred development tool…