Modernizing a Monolithic Application using Microservices and Azure

This post on modernizing your application for the cloud comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari. Context As companies embark on their digital transformation journeys, pressure on IT organizations have been mounting to levels that have never been experienced before.  Businesses have the following expectations, among others, from their IT organizations: Applications need…

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Looking back at Build 2017–Going “All In” on Microsoft Azure

In this post, Senior App Dev Managers, Latha Natarajan and Sujith Nair reflect on some of the improvements and announcements from Build 2017 that made it even easier to enable your cloud transformation.  If you have been meaning to review the buzz from build, this post is a good place to start! Microsoft Azure is…


Yes or No Classification: Practical Logistic Regression

In this post, App Dev Managers Edward Fry and Sheldon Ledbetter explorer the practical implications of Logical Regression and how we’re using to solve problems in systems via Machine Learning. Logistic Regression. The very phrase is a mouthful. It’s easy to imagine it being used by actors to improve elocution or by math professors to…


Cloud Design Patterns – Availability

In this post, App Dev Manager John Tran explores some important availability concepts you need to consider when moving applications to the cloud. Moving to the cloud forces us to change the way we design and deploy applications.  The traditional way of application development for on premises infrastructure is not the same as development for…


Differentiating between Azure Virtual Network (VNet) and AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

In this post, Senior ADM Fidelis Ekezue shares insights into similarities and differences between Azure VNets and AWS VPC. It’s important to note that in the cloud, features and capabilities are in a state of constant change to improve services and adapt to industry demands.  To the best of our knowledge, the information in this…


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…