Calling Azure Cosmos DB Graph API from Azure Functions

Azure Functions at this time provides Input and output Bindings for DocumentDB, one of the Database Models in Azure Cosmos DB. There aren’t any for Cosmos DB Graph yet. However, using the ability to reference external assemblies and importing them through NuGet Packages, it is possible to access these APIs from the C# Scripts in…


Using React and building a web site on Azure

Guest post from Walid Behlock Microsoft Student Partner at University College London About me I have always loved to solve problems of all kinds and have developed a passion for technology since my youngest age. I have previously participated in international Robotics competitions and attended many talks and events related to hardware and software. I…


Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Mobile App

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Azure Mobile App offers a powerful mobile application on iOS and Android (Windows coming soon) for monitoring, diagnosing and responding to issues with Azure subscriptions.  In addition to being able…


Microsoft Azure Stack Development Kit

Last month I shared some details around Azure Stack at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/06/15/using-azure-stack-to-teach-devops-and-it-skills/  Azure Stack in teaching and Learning Follow the journey of academics and students at ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands learning Azure with Azure Stack https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com/ where the team recently had a skype call with Azure Stack Team as part of the General Availability…


Microsoft Flow the Concept - Industrial Project Summary

  Introduction Microsoft Flow is a newly developed software service by Microsoft. It acts as a platform that enables automated workflows to be setup across different services and applications. Flow helps users automate essential but repetitive tasks so that they can utilise their time more efficiently. Earlier this year I set a project to a…


Using External data with Azure Jupyter Notebooks

One of the vital requirements for academics is to provide a single data set to allow all there students to utilise for undertaking experiments. By hosting data on a Blob Storage account you can allow students connect and undertake experiments using Azure Jupyter Notebook http://azure.notebooks.com  in a pretty straight forward manner. Data can be uploaded…


How to Set-up and Host Your Own Website with an SQL Server on Azure for Students

Guest post by James Tavernor, Microsoft Student Partner from Imperial College London About Me Hi, I’m James, I’ve just completed my first year studying Joint Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College London. I’m from Cheshire, as well as enjoying programming and video games, I’ve also played the piano from a young age and picked…

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Mapping a custom naked domain to your Azure App Service

A naked URL means that there is no www or any other sub-domain prefix before the domain name and domain extension.  I wrote an updated version on how to configure a common www based custom domain here. There are numerous articles about this which are posted here, but I though an update was in order. …


Integration Boot Camp 2017: September 21 - September 22, 2017

It’s that time again. Yep – time for the 2017 Integration Boot Camp (formerly known as the BizTalk Boot Camp). As always, it’s free, and open to anyone and everyone. With the new features and easier interaction with Azure Services, we have so many new and different things to show. The key technologies in this boot…


Don't rely on /dev/sdc

Recently a customer reported an issue that his automation script, which runs after a new Azure VM is created, does install a LVM volume on the ephemeral disk, instead on the data-disk belonging to a VM. This happens on a couple of VMs. So one can say that his script is actually right. But why…