Docker and Containers: Basic elements and taxonomy

I’m currently working on a Docker and Containerized applications related document and it happens that I just created the following explanatory figure. Since I got a few people asking about several related topics in Docker, it might be useful to publish this short blog post helping out folks starting with Docker. This diagram is just…

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.NET Core 1.0, .NET Framework, Xamarin – The “WHAT and WHEN to use it”

Disclaimer: The following post is my current personal point of view, it is not Microsoft’s official position or statement. We might create and E2E whitepaper with this content once it is reviewed and agreed by further folks from the team. But for now, it is just my personal perspective. Please, feel free to post your…

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Using Azure Functions from Xamarin Mobile Apps

I was testing Azure Functions by creating a simple proof of concept with a Xamarin.Forms client and since there’s not much info about “using Azure Functions from Xamarin” I thought it was a good idea to publish this Getting Started or Walkthrough in my MSDN blog. Make no mistake about it, you consume an Azure…

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Solving issue with VS Android Emulator, Xamarin apps and Intel Skylake processor (i.e. when using a Microsoft Surface Book i7, Surface Pro 4, etc.)

I got a Surface Book (comes with the new Intel i7 Skylake) a few days ago and I was experiencing a very weird issue when running and/or debugging Xamarin apps on the Visual Studio Android Emulator.. Basically, VS couldn’t debug/attach but I was not getting any application error, neither.. You can see the experience in…

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Publishing an existing Azure Mobile App service as PowerApps ‘IT Managed API’ (Using the HealthClinic.biz sample apps)

  Intro to “PowerApps Enterprise” You may have heard of Microsoft PowerApps and ‘PowerApps Enterprise’. Its code-name was “Project Kratos” and part of it is deriving from the original “Project Siena”. But in PowerApps, the client PowerApps are cross-platform (iOS, Android and Windows) as they are internally based on Apache Cordova. However, “PowerApps Enterprise” is…

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Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture – My new MSDN Magazine Article

  In the last weeks I wrote (with some great collaboration from Kunal Deep Singh and Vaclav Turecek) an MSDN magazine article that was published a few days ago, called Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture, in the December 2015 MSDNMag issue. Here’s a brief abstract: Microservices is a hot buzzword at the moment….

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Automating Windows environments’ setup with Boxstarter and Chocolatey packages

Talking last week with Scott Hanselman he showed me in his laptop some cool stuff which is very useful for me as I usually need to re-install my machines pretty often due to the release of new betas and the fact that I prefer to start with clean machines whenever I can. And you know,…

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MyShuttle.biz Azure backend services and LOB integration to O365 and Salesforce powered by Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio 2015

[**NEW!! – Updated on March 2015 – Compatible with VS 2015 CTP 6 **] This blog post (focusing on the Azure backend services for MyShuttle.biz mobile apps) is the fifth post of a blog posts series covering the different scenarios implemented by the MyShuttle.biz apps. 1. Blog Post: Global Intro of the MyShuttle.biz demo apps…

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MyShuttle.biz ASP.NET 5 Web Apps and Services

        [*** March 2015 – UPDATED to Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 version ***] If you want to have a detailed overview about ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core 5, check this blog post out that I wrote a few days ago. This actual blog post (focusing on ASP.NET 5 web apps development) is the second post of…

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