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Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education, and support benefits. IT Pro Cloud Essentials provides IT Implementers with hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities, and access to experts in areas that matter most to increase knowledge and create a path to career advancement.With IT Pro Cloud Essentials, you…


Understand Analytics in-detail with Application Insights

Application Insights is an extensible analytics service that monitors your live application. It helps you detect and diagnose performance issues, and understand what users actually do with your app. It’s designed for developers, to help you continuously improve the performance and usability of your app. Simply, you install a small SDK in your application, and…


GA: Azure Stream Analytics, Power BI general availability

Today we announced the general availability (GA) of the integration between Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI. With this capability you can create interactive real-time dashboards for streaming data from devices, sensors, infrastructure and even your business applications. – Azure Stream Analytics lets you rapidly develop and deploy low-cost solutions to gain real-time insights from…


Download: Azure Architecture poster

Now you can download Azure Architecture poster here. It provides an overview of Azure features, services and common uses. Hope this helps.


Azure Developer: Corrupted cache files causing the service fabric to broke in Visual Studio

Recently I worked with one of the Azure developer customer and he reported that the latest version of Service Fabric from Web Platform Installer throws error/broke Service Fabric support in Visual Studio. He notice the following error:They see this error when creating a new service fabric project. He tried uninstalling and reinstalling the SDK but…


Best practices – Naming conventions for Azure resources

Please refer this wonderful article which provides a summary of the naming rules and restrictions for Azure resources, as well as providing a baseline set of recommendations for naming conventions. You can use these recommendations as a starting point for your own conventions specific to your needs. The key to success with naming conventions is…


Participate with Microsoft database team is hosting Ask Me Anything (AMA) session

The Microsoft database teams will host a special Ask Me Anything session on /r/Azure, Friday, April 8, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT. You’ll have folks from across all our database engineering teams – Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL VM, SQL Server, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure DocumentDB – available to answer…


JSON Support is available in Azure SQL Database (preview)

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database (preview). You can use new JSON functionalities to integrate Azure SQL Database with other services that exchange data in the JSON format. For more info, you can refer the related documentation. With the new JSON functionalities, you can do the following: Read data from JSON text by…


//Build 2016 – Now you can Build-cloud powered apps from Visual Studio

At //build 2016, we announced the general availability of Azure Service Fabric and updates to the Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio. You can get started building micro-services using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio. These tools create new Service Fabric applications by using a variety of service templates, allowing you to easily debug,…


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