Visual Studio Toolbox: CosmosDB: Serverless NoSQL for the .NET Developer

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Jeremy Likness, who shows us CosmosDB. This is the Azure database-as-a-service that features geo-replication, user configurable consistency levels, and supports a variety of interfaces from the classic DocumentDB to MongoDB and more. Jeremy demonstrates how to set up a CosmosDB account, load data, and stand up an application…


Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 5: Putting it all together

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 5: Putting it all together By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) This article is Part 4 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers Part…


Visual Studio Toolbox: Azure Functions: Less-Server and More Code

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Jeremy Likness for a discussion of Azure Functions, which provide the powerful capability to merge events and code to quickly deploy micro services directly from Visual Studio or as part of a DevOps pipeline. With a variety of triggers that call the code and bindings that connect code…


Visual Studio Toolbox: What’s New in TFS 2018

In this episode, I am joined by Alex Nichols, who reviews many of the new features in Team Foundation Server 2018, the next major version of Microsoft’s on-prems DevOps suite, including: Filtering on backlogs, Kanban boards, sprints, and queries [02:00] Inline add on Delivery Plans [02:30] File minimap, bracket matching, wordwrap and toggle white space…


Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 4: Services and Resource Manager

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 4: Services and Resource Manager By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 4 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers…


New Service Fabric Technical Customer Profile from AzureCAT and CSA – Societe Generale (SocGen) + Qarnot Computing

Special thanks to Microsoft Azure CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) Eric Grenon, we released a new Service Fabric Customer Profile: Service Fabric Customer Profile: Societe Generale and Qarnot Computing       In this installment, we profile Societe Generale and Qarnot Computing, their grid computing application, and how they designed the architecture. Some of the advantages…


Creating a Virtual Machine in Azure DevTest Labs as a Lab User via Automation

Acknowledgement: This post is contributed by Elizabeth Maher and Scot Moorhead. Overview In tightly controlled implementations of Azure DevTest Labs, such as if often the case with enterprise-level companies, there are scenarios where users with limited permissions (e.g. DevTest Lab users) need to create resources within a lab. In most cases, doing so from the UI…


Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 3: Subscriptions

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 3: Subscriptions By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 3 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers Part 3: Subscriptions…


Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 2 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers…


Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 1: Overview

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 1: Overview By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 1 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview (this article) Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers Part…