mySQL, POSTgreSQL DBs as a Service

This post is from App Dev Manager, Omer Amin who spotlights mySQL and POSTgreSQL, both announced at BUILD this year. If you missed the announcement at BUILD earlier this year, Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL provide fully-managed MySQL and PostgreSQL database as-a-service for easy development and deployment using tools and languages customers prefer,…


Resolving Azure ARM REST API Versions Conflict In ARM Templates

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun. Usually if you use the Azure Portal Automation Script feature to generate an ARM template and copy that to a new Visual Studio Azure Resource Group project, Visual Studio editor will complain about the API version that is used in the template and suggest a new…

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Getting Started with Java on Azure

This post is provided by App Dev Managers, Derrick Sharpe and Andrea Martini, who spotlight the use of Java on Windows Azure. Many people are surprised to hear that running Java on Microsoft Azure is even possible, but there are many large, Java-based production applications running in the Microsoft Cloud. Azure provides numerous resources just…


Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Brian Swiger, who shares several helpful .NET Architectural Guidance e-books and samples. Four application architecture guidance drafts are available from Microsoft’s Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams.  These drafts cover four areas: Microservices and Docker, ASP.NET Web Applications, Azure Cloud Deployment, and Xamarin Mobile Applications. Each…


Computer Vision Made Easy with Cognitive Services

This post is provide by App Dev Manager, Andrew Kanieski, who takes K9 obedience training to a new level with computer vision and Cognitive Services. Computer vision is truly amazing technology! It can be used to distill rich information from images that can help you breathe life into your applications. Microsoft’s Cognitive Services – Computer…


Using PerfView with Azure Service Fabric Event Source Messages

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Mark Eisenberg, who spotlights the use of PerfView as a handy tool for debugging Azure Service Fabric applications. The Service Fabric tooling provides a Diagnostic Events viewer for Visual Studio that displays Event Trace for Windows (ETW) messages generated by the event sources provided with the…


Riding the Azure Stack opportunity

In this blog post, Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor talks about Azure Stack opportunities. You are hearing more and more about Azure Stack. As a developer, the release of this long-awaited platform will present new opportunities and place a premium on Azure development skills. A highly ambitious project from Microsoft, Azure Stack brings many features…

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Setting up CI/CD for Docker Container Running in Kubernetes using VSTS

This post is provided by Senior Consultant, Najib Zarrari to explain setting up CI/CD for Docker Container running in Kubernetes using VSTS.  In my last post, I covered how you can create a simple Web API, run the Web API in a Docker container and then deploy the container to a Kubernetes cluster provisioned using…

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Azure Stack Getting started resources

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Guru Satish Piduru with helpful getting started information for Azure Stack. Azure Stack brings the power of Azure, to your datacenter, transforming your datacenter resources into cloud services for maximum agility, all under the control of IT. For developers, Azure Stack provides a unified app development…


Azure Enterprise Agreement changes, transfers, and consolidation

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Bryan Towne to provide insight into to consolidation options for Azure deployments as you grow into or out of your current Enterprise Agreement. Within the time that you consume Azure services there will come a point in which you will probably need to transition from your…