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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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 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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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 – Azure Relays

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. With the announcement Azure Relay Hybrid Connections is generally available, this week’s content spotlight highlights Azure Relay.  Azure Relay allows for the secure exposure of on-premises services to the cloud without…

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CQRS in Azure – Part 2

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.  This post will illustrate the pattern by using a fictitious inventory system in order expand on the advantages while providing potential strategies for addressing the challenges that arise when moving…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Network Watcher

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. As cloud solutions become more sophisticated, the tools required to maintain, verify health, and diagnose issues are advancing.  Application Insights, for example, provides a flexible and insightful way of understanding and…

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CQRS in Azure – Part 1

What is CQRS? Command and Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) is a software pattern where there is a separation between queries (read) and commands (modify).  CQRS is based on command query separation which is an approach to object oriented design and not a new concept as it first appeared in the late 80’s in Bertrand Meyer’s book Object-Oriented…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Stream Analytics

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 Stream Analytics (ASA) provides an engine for analyzing large amounts of data.  Though it can be connected directly to Azure Blob storage, Azure Stream Analytics can be directly connected to Azure…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Common Data 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. The Common Data Service (CDS) is a Software as a Service offering by Microsoft aimed at providing data storage and modeling capabilities.  As a SaaS offering in the Microsoft business application…

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