Azure Content Spotlight – Blockchain Workbench

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 Blockchain Workbench. In public preview, the Blockchain Workbench is designed to face-track the creation of blockchain projects with simplified development and pre-built networking and infrastructure. Getting…

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Book Review: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions – Exam Guide 70-535

Exam 70-535, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions, is a Microsoft exam designed to measure key capabilities in implementing Azure solutions. The exam covers many aspects of Azure and requires the candidate to have a solid understanding of all Azure blades and their features. The exam has a focus on design and determining why and when specific…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Blue-Green deployments using Azure Traffic Manager

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 highlight is about a great feature of Azure Traffic Manager: Weighted traffic-routing. With Weighted traffic-routing the distribution of traffic across a set of endpoints is done randomly and according to a…

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Book Review: Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0

In Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0, Gaurav Aroraa breaks through the hype of microservices by both defining microservices as well as providing practical examples of how to use this new software architecture. While contrasting with monolithic software architecture, the benefits of microservices are explained and put into practice in the building of an application in…

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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 – 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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