How to Lock a Resource Group to prevent accidental deletion of resources like HDInsight

Did you know it is possible to prevent accidental deletion of resources in Azure? This could apply to any number of resource, HDInsight, Stream Analytics jobs, Data Factories, DocumentDB accounts, etc. We can add a lock to the resource group to prevent resources from being removed inadvertantly. I found out the hard way when someone…

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Dealing with RequestRateTooLarge errors in Azure DocumentDB and testing performance

In Azure DocumentDB support, one of the most common errors we have seen as reported by our customers is RequestRateTooLargeException or HTTP Status code 429. For example, from an application using DocumentDB .Net SDK, we may see an error like this – System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. —> Microsoft.Azure.Documents.DocumentClientException: Exception: Microsoft.Azure.Documents.RequestRateTooLargeException, message: {“Errors”:[“Request rate…

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