Azure Storage Encryption and Azure Disk Encryption – Demystified?

In this post, Sr. App Dev Manager Mark Pazicni lays out the capabilities of Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) and Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) to help clarify their applications. With Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE), your data is just encrypted. New and existing Azure Storage Account are now 256-bit AES encrypted to storage data encrypted…


Docker Blog Series Part 7– Deploy Azure Web App On Containers

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo shows how to deploy a Container to Azure Web Apps directly from Azure Container Registry. Container services are encapsulated, individually deployable components that run as isolated instances on the same kernel to take advantage of virtualization that an operating system provides. Thus, each application and its…


Application Insights in Disconnection Mode

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Adel Ghabboun gives insight on connectivity issues in Azure and how they may effect Application Insights. He gives details about a special disconnection mode that App Insights can run on when such issues arise. Wondering what happens to Application Insights when applications lose connectivity with Azure? Is telemetry still…


Blockchain in the Enterprise

In this post, Sr. Consultants Farah Deendar and Chike Okor introduce blockchain concepts and enterprise adoption constraints. So, what is Blockchain exactly? Blockchain, also called distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a cryptographically safe, secure, decentralized and immutable database. Blockchain is used to create a digital transaction ledger that is shared among a distributed network of…


Why Developers Should Install WSL Today

In this post, App Dev Managers Matt Hyon and August Banks spotlights the developer benefits of WSL. You’ve just finished installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on your Windows 10 computer and feel pleased to see your favorite Linux distro icon pinned to your taskbar. You click to open a shell session and think,…


Setting up .NET Core Configuration Providers

In this blog post, Premier Developer Consultant Randy Patterson teaches us how to set up .NET Core configuration providers in Visual Studio. He shows how to look at NuGet packages to access the Configuration API and then setup the providers as ASP .NET Core web applications. ASP Core uses the convenient Provider Pattern to load…


Azure Load Balancing Solutions: A guide to help you choose the correct option

In this post, Sr. App Dev Manager Fidelis Ekezue explain Azure Load Balancing options and highlight considerations for choosing a solution. Azure Load Balancing Solutions: When to choose which one? Microsoft Azure provides customers with many ways to load balance traffic requests to their environments. Customers have the options to choose Traffic Manager, Azure Load…


Blockchain in a nutshell

In this post, Sr. App Dev Managers Bernard Apolinario and Ajay Tanikella gives a thorough explanation of Blockchain concepts. What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a Secured, Shared, Distributed ledger. It’s a concept with the following key aspects: Ledger: It’s a not a typical accounting ledger. It’s a ledger that tracts value exchange between two parties….


Is Your Development Staff Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

In this post, Principal Consultant/ADM Larry Duff discuss some ethical challenges in Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence has been a dream of computer scientists for many years. I remember my early days of programming I had a Commodore Pet. I was excited that I had a book of programs, I typed them in and saved to…


How to Add the OMS Client to a VM Scale Set

Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script he used to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet. I was asked by a customer to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet (VMSS). This is not documented directly for a VMSS, though it is for Azure VMs. After some asking…