Getting Started with Azure Data Lake

Application Development Manager, Jason Venema, takes a plunge into Azure Data Lake, Microsoft’s hyperscale repository for big data analytic workloads in the cloud.  Data Lake makes it easy to store data of any size, shape, and speed, and do all types of processing and analytics across platforms and languages. I’m not a data guy. Truth…


Building a simple photo album using Azure Blob Storage with .NET Core

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Chris Tjoumas builds a simple but powerful photo album using .NET Core, Azure Storage, and WebJobs. Introduction If you’ve ever wanted to create a simple photo application to display an album of photos for each page, Azure Storage is a great technology to use. It is actually the…


With Azure, Certifications are hot again!

Senior Application Development Managers, Justin Wendlandt and Doug Owens reflect on Microsoft Certifications and why now is a great time to consider updating yours Microsoft Certifications have been around since 1992. They provided IT Professionals with the ability to prove themselves and their understanding of the technology stack to which the certification was directed. Additionally,…


[Service Fabric] Securing an Azure Service Fabric cluster with Azure Active Directory via the Azure Portal

In this post, Senior Consultant, Larry Wall demonstrates how to secure Azure Service Fabric Cluster using Azure Active Directory via the Azure Portal. To make sure appropriate credit is given to a great article on this topic, I did take some of the information for the steps below from this article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-cluster-creation-via-arm. The article found at…

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Bots on Azure – Not as Complex as it Sounds

This post is provided by Dan Simmons, a Technical Delivery Manager within our team here at Premier Support for Developers. I was having a discussion with a colleague about how customers will help you better understand them.  I had asked if they had thought about putting a bot on their webpage to help them with…


DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington walked us through an introduction to Azure Key Vault.  Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services.  It streamlines the key management process, enabling you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data. …


Premier Support Helps Keep Santa Flying

Each year, NORAD Tracks Santa across the globe in an event that captures the heart of children and adults worldwide. Families can take part using a range of applications and devices to watch Santa’s progress in real time. Premier ADMs, Chris Mason, Bernard Apolinario, and developer consultant Geoff Gray share a glimpse of what goes…


Amazon Alexa Skills Development with Azure Active Directory and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Web API

In this post, Premier ADM, Rob Reilly, walks us through building Alexa Skills using Azure AD and ASP.NET Core Web API. Background Amazon Alexa is a technology developed by Amazon that takes voice commands, interprets them, and then takes action by sending requests on to API’s to perform a multitude of tasks only limited by…


An Introduction to Azure Functions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington walks us through an introduction to Azure Functions.  Azure Functions provide a solution for easily running small pieces of code (“functions”) in the cloud. You can write the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application of…


Assessing Operational and Technical Risk of Azure Solutions

In a recent post from his blog, Application Development Manager Christian Reddington discusses why governance model, operations and architecture are all relevant in your cloud journey. By now, we should be aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to any individual or organisaton. There are plenty of case studies, talking about the scalable,…