Azure Functions – Microsoft Graph

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Microsoft Graph.  There is a detailed document here “Microsoft Graph bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Microsoft Graph in detail so I will not readdress that content. Azure Active Directory Tenant Every Azure subscription will…

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Azure Functions – HTTP Trigger

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an HTTP Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Functions HTTP triggers and bindings” which discusses the HTTP Trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program which I…


Azure Functions – Event Hub

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an Event Hub.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Event Hubs bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Event Hub trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content.  There is also a helpful article…


Azure Functions – Azure Cosmos DB

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with an Azure Cosmos DB.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Cosmos DB bindings for Azure Functions 2.x” which discusses the Cosmos DB trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an…


Azure Functions – Blob Storage

The labs contained in this article show how to create, configure, code and monitor an Azure Function with a Blob Trigger.  There is a detailed document here “Azure Blob storage bindings for Azure Functions” which discusses the Blob storage trigger in detail so I will not readdress that content. I have written an AzureFunctionConsumer program…


Azure Functions Labs – Information and setup instructions

As if writing some code wasn’t complicated enough, now you need to write it using patterns designed to run on the cloud platform and pick the most effective service or services to run it on.  By ‘service’ I mean PaaS, IaaS, Server-less, etc.… and by ‘cloud patterns’ I primarily mean that your code must recover…


Build your first Alexa skill with Alexa.NET and Azure Functions – The basics

Amazon has recently released the vocal assistant Alexa and its lineup of Echo devices also in Italy. I had the chance to play with some of them during my trips in the US and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the voice interaction. They also have a good integration with the Microsoft ecosystem….


The number 400

What is significant about the number 400? 400 is 20² 400 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400 400 equals 2⁴ * 5² or ( 2*2*2*2*5*5) 400 is a self-number which are generated by this formula:  You can write 400 like this: four hundred,…

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Friday Five: Posting SQL Server notifications to Slack and More!

Comparing Azure Functions and AWS Lamba Herve Roggero is recognized for his thought leadership and passion for providing accessibility to data in the tech space. Herve’s knack for distilling complex real-time data consumption challenges and presenting digestible solutions make him the ideal speaker, teacher, and teammate.  Herve is the Co-Author of PRO SQL Azure, PRO Windows Azure SQL Database…


How to securely connect to Azure from C# and run REST APIs

Three things that got me here.  First, I learned about creating a Service Principle in Azure and that the credentials for that those can be used to login to Azure, for a given Tenant/Directory ID.  See here “Create an Azure service principal with Azure PowerShell”, also here if you want to see how to create…