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 – Digital Transformation with Azure IoT

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 virtual company Contoso HVAC Manufacturing has undergone another transformation in the A digital transformation Journey featuring Contoso Manufacturing and Azure IoT post on the Internet of Things blog.  This post is highlighted because it…

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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 – Language Understanding (LUIS)

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. Language Understanding (LUIS) is a new offering of Cognitive Services and allows for the development of applications that extract a user’s intent from their natural language.  There are three key concepts…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Security Center

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 Security Center (ASC) provides security management and threat detection for both cloud and on-prem environments.  The intent of ASC is to provide a unified mechanism for managing security policies and cloud…

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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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Azure Content Spotlight – Deployment Strategies Defined

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 are many deployment strategies in practice, and for any cloud solution of reasonable size, it is essential to have well understand strategy in place to avoid significant outages.  An important aspect of…

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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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