Just enough Azure for Hadoop – Part 2

This blog is part 2 of a series that covers relevant Azure fundamentals – concepts/terminology you need to know, in the context of Hadoop.  Some of the content is a copy of Azure documentation (full credit to the Azure documentation team).  I have compiled relevant information into a single post, along with my commentary, to…


Just enough Azure for Hadoop – Part 3

This blog is part 3 of a series that covers relevant Azure fundamentals – concepts/terminology that you need to know, in the context of Hadoop.  Some of the content is a copy of Azure documentation (full credit to the Azure documentation team).  I have attempted to compile relevant information into a single post, along with…


Just enough Azure for Hadoop – Part 1

Motivation for this blog… On my last day at my former workplace, where I mostly worked on customer Hadoop projects on AWS, a colleague got a project that involved provisioning an IaaS Hadoop cluster on Azure; We were stumped and scrambling to figure out – there was no guide with just enough information about Azure…


Guest Blog | A Mobile DevOps Retrospective Part II: Automation

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   This is Part II in a special guest series from Greg Shackles, Principal Engineer at Olo. New to the series? Start here. As I wrote in my last post, DevOps is (1) more than tooling, (2) crucial to mobile app development,…


Introducing the App Center Slack App

Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   I’m Amanda, and I’m passionate about optimization, making processes more efficient, and building apps that improve the world. I’m always looking for ways to save time, whether it’s in personal projects or in my work as a App Center Program Manager,…


The Ship List: Mobile Center October Update

  Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more here.   The Mobile Center team has been hard at work adding new functionality and improving existing services. If you attended or watched the Microsoft Ignite live stream, you’ve heard about some of our exciting updates including build scripts, export of analytics data…


Office 365 Developer Review from Microsoft Ignite

Companion Article for the Overview at the Boston Office 365 Developer Bootcamp This article could be useful to any Office 365 developer who wants a quick reference to  the recorded sessions from Microsoft Ignite, but it’s also intended as a companion to my opening talk at the Office 365 Developer Bootcamp on October 27, 2017,…


Office Developer Bootcamp Sponsors on Board

Some readers may already know that Scot Hillier and I are presenting an Office Developer Bootcamp focused on the SharePoint Framework on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Microsoft office in Burlington MA. This is a great opportunity to learn SharePoint Framework development, including related technologies, Typescript, WebPack, and React. There are still openings, and…