Announcing the Modern Servicing Model for SQL Server

Background to SQL Server servicing Historically, we have released Cumulative Updates (CUs) every 2 months after a major version is released, and roughly yearly Service Packs (SPs), containing fixes from all previous CUs, plus any feature completeness or supportability enhancements that may require localization. You can read more about the SQL Server Incremental Servicing Model…


Introducing the New App Service Support Center (Preview)

“What’s wrong with my Web App? My Web App is down!”   These are tough questions that we know are frustrating for you. It is our priority to make sure that we figure out how to keep your Web App healthy with minimal downtime. However, in the cases where things do go wrong, the problem…


Introducing Dynamics 365 AI Solutions

“Solutions built from the ground up with AI and already serving over 650,000 sessions per week using AI.” Digital transformation has been reshaping our world and artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the next phases of capability being unlocked by this transformation. It’s an incredible time to be working in the AI space and at…


WCF: Consume WCF REST service by HttpClient

In a recent case, one of my customers requested how to consume the WCF REST Service by taking the help of System.Net.Http.HttpClient modules (introduced in .NET 4.5). I hope the following details would help in depth.   Create a new WCF service application project named “RestService” WCF REST service contract appears as the following. namespace…


Small Basic + micro:bit

Today is a guest blog post from a teacher, Jez Dean… In this blog post: Build a computer-to-micro:bit connection with Small Basic. Also, see the article from Nonki, Play with micro:bit and Small Basic. See the article, Small Basic: How to Use micro:bit, for another solution from Nonki that moves the Turtle.   You can write…

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Things You Should Know: Web Apps and Linux

Last Updated: October 12, 2018 Added note for ACR app settings. Added clarification for environment variables. Added item related to permissions on the CIFS mount. Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers allow you to run your Web App on Linux and Apache. Azure App Service on Linux provides a collection of Microsoft-provided runtime…


Common ISV application patterns using Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Author: John Hoang Technical Reviewers: Dimitri Furman, Murshed Zaman, Sanjay Mishra Overview This article is one of the several new blogs from the AzureCAT team discussing common customer implementations and proven architecture patterns using SQL DW. In this blog, I will discuss the patterns use by Independent Software Vendor (ISV) on SQL DW. Although the…


Small Basic with Xamarin Workbooks

This post introduces Microsoft Small Basic within a Xamarin Workbooks Environment. Xamarin Workbooks is a free, open-source learning environment that has assisted thousands of Windows users in learning and perfecting basic C#. Microsoft is now leveraging the app as a tool for teaching an introductory programming language, Small Basic, in a method readily available to…


Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT

IoT Application Development is naturally more complicated than regular application development, in that even the simplest E2E IoT application involves a long chain from device layer, to communication layer, then to the cloud and beyond. This makes the development especially the testing and debugging difficult. Even though there are corresponding tools exist at each layer,…