Add Azure Antimalware Extension to a VM Scale Set

In this short but very useful post, Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script to help automate tasks in Azure. If you’re running a Windows Server 2016 base image, ignore this post because we’ve built Windows Defender in. However, if you’re running Server 2012R2, for example, and wish to apply the Microsoft Antimalware…

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Automating SQL Azure Server Firewall Rule Creation

For this installment of the Premier Developer Blog, Application Development Manager Herald Gjura shares some PowerShell scripts from his toolbox to help automate Azure SQL DB Server firewall rules. Problem to solve This is the problem I am trying to solve. I usually work with multiple Azure clients, who have granted me access to their subscriptions to…

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How to use Azure Resource Health API to gain visibility into the health of a VM, Web App or SQL Database

In this post, Principal Application Development Manager, Rick Caudle, demonstrates how to use Azure Resource Health API to query the health of Azure services. As a developer, I am always interested ways to gain deeper insight into the health of the resources that my solutions are deployed to, especially if an API is involved!  I…


Premier Support for Developers & Microsoft at Orlando Code Camp 2017

Orlando Codecamp is “a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies, concepts and practices.” Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Seminole State College in Sanford, FL, for Orlando’s 12th annual Codecamp.  Several Microsoft employees will be presenting, including Brian Swiger and…


Azure App Service : Swap with Preview

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Nayan Patel, spotlights App Service deployment using Swap with Preview I was recently assisting a customer with an App Service deployment problem in Azure and came across a fairly new feature (Swap with Preview) that addressed the customer need.  App Services offer multiple deployment slots which effectively provides…


CMMi SM – Modelo de madurez de Arquitecturas orientadas a servicios usando Microsoft Azure

We here at the Premier Developer blog are very happy to announce that our colleagues in Premier Developer Latin America have launched a Spanish language blog!  Premier Developer consultant Erick Ramirez Martinez has posted the first article on using Microsoft Azure to implement a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) maturity model.  We are passionate about diversity…

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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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