Designing a Cosmos DB database

Premier Developer consultant Julien Oudot brings us this blog with some considerations when designing a Cosmos DB database. The intent of this article is to summarize some of the key aspects to keep in mind while designing a database using Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database. Sometimes referred to as…

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Microsoft’s Geospatial Capabilities

In a recent article published on LinkedIn, Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent highlights some of Microsoft’s geospatial capabilities, both past and present. Microsoft has for some time now had some level of geospatial capabilities but since Azure has come along there has been many developments on this front. In this article, I think it’s time…

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Stand Alone Service Fabric Error=EndpointProviderPortRangeExhausted

Here’s a quick tip from Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta that will hopefully save some time for anyone facing this error in a stand alone Service Fabric cluster. I ran into an issue with a customer wherein they had set up an on-premise, or stand-alone, Service Fabric cluster. They had deployed several services to the…

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Integrate Power BI Dashboards, Reports and Tiles into a WPF Application

In this post, Senior ADM Rob Reilly shows us how to integrate Power BI dashboards, reports, and tiles into a WPF application. Use the Power BI Embedded WPF Sample to learn how to integrate Power BI Dashboards, Reports and Tiles into a Windows Presentation Foundation application. The sample covers the “User Owns the Data” scenario….


How to shrink a managed disk

In this post, App Dev Manager Mike Lapierre walks us through how to shrink an Azure managed disk. Managed disks offer several benefits but are priced differently than their non-managed counterpart. With non-managed disks, even though you create a 128GB disk like several Azure gallery images do, you are just charged for the bytes you…


Getting Started with Ethereum using Azure Blockchain

In this post, Senior ADM Mike Finley discusses how to get started with Ethereum and Azure Blockchain. What is Blockchain? At the most basic level of understanding, blockchains are a simple approach to a distributed database. A blockchain is a peer-to-peer system with no central authority managing data flow. One of the key ways to…


The Food Truck Paradigm : Why should I trust open source software?

In this post, App Dev Manager Daniel Setlock reflects on the trust of open source software using the Food Truck Paradigm. Introduction It is somewhat shocking that in 2017 I still receive questions about how open source software, libraries, plug-ins, packages, etc. can be trusted, and the pushback that such things receive from cyber security…


Firebase 101: NoSql Database Management

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant, Kunal Sinha outlines steps to integrate Firebase Database into custom web applications as a NoSql alternative for quick POC demos. I was recently working on building out a Node JS web application POC for one of my projects and wanted to try out a new database service. As this…

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Innovation at your fingertips

In this post, App Dev Manager Adlène Sifi demonstrates innovation at your fingertips by building a real-time earthquake reporting system using Power BI and without writing any code.  You can view a French version of this article on LinkedIn. Innovation usually involves ideation, rapid prototyping, validation with users, measurement (feedback) and finally adaptation. A multitude…