Azure Content Spotlight – Choosing the right Azure messaging service

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Event Grid, Event Hubs and Service Bus are all services that deal with messaging so deciding what service to use can be challenging.  Clemens Vasters in Events, Data Points, and Messages -…

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Azure Content Spotlight – General Data Protection Regulation

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 May 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect and sets a new bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance in the European Union…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Reactive event programming with Azure Event Grid

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 Event Grid is a new offering in Azure for building event-based applications using a serverless infrastructure.  Azure Event Grid provides event publishing support in order to react to events in integrated services….

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Azure Stack is an On-Prem Hybrid Cloud Extension of Azure

Azure Stack Shipping September 2017 On July 10, 2017, Mike Neil, Microsoft CVP (Azure Infrastructure and Management) announced that Microsoft Azure Stack would start shipping in September 2017. The Azure Stack GA software was delivered to Microsoft’s hardware partners HPE, Dell EMC, and Lenovo to start the certification process for their integrated systems. You can…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Blockchain

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Microsoft is committed to bringing blockchain to the enterprise and Azure provides the building blocks for this initiative.  This week’s highlight spotlights two recent posts: Introducing Enterprise Smart Contracts In enterprise…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Enterprise Cloud Strategy

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 second edition of Enterprise Cloud Strategy has been announced.  Written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner, the book covers best practices and guidance on how to get started and how…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Mobile App

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 Mobile App offers a powerful mobile application on iOS and Android (Windows coming soon) for monitoring, diagnosing and responding to issues with Azure subscriptions.  In addition to being able…

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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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Azure Content Spotlight – ASOS: How they migrated from local monolith to microservices in Azure

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 on Microsoft Mechanics called “How we built it”, the lead architect from the British online fashion retailer ASOS describes the design goals and motivation for moving from an…

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Transitioning from On-Prem Virtual Machines to More Cost Effective Azure Cloud Models

Transitioning from On-Prem VMs to the Cloud via ‘Lift-and-Shift’ On February 14th, 2017, the last of my company’s physical servers were powered-off and then scheduled to be unracked and boxed for shipping out of the co-location hosting data centre. The physical servers that my company had invested in and setup to power our development, testing,…

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