Walk-through of using SSH to connect Azure VM Jump Servers

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Kurt Schenk walks us through setting up an SSH connection to Azure using a jumpbox. Using SSH to access resources is becoming increasingly common for Windows users. Some typical scenarios are connecting to Linux VMs from Windows development computers; another common one is using SSH to connect to VMs…

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Integrate Power BI Dashboards, Reports and Tiles into a WPF Application

In this post, Senior ADM Rob Reilly shows us how to integrate Power BI dashboards, reports, and tiles into a WPF application. Use the Power BI Embedded WPF Sample to learn how to integrate Power BI Dashboards, Reports and Tiles into a Windows Presentation Foundation application. The sample covers the “User Owns the Data” scenario….


How to shrink a managed disk

In this post, App Dev Manager Mike Lapierre walks us through how to shrink an Azure managed disk. Managed disks offer several benefits but are priced differently than their non-managed counterpart. With non-managed disks, even though you create a 128GB disk like several Azure gallery images do, you are just charged for the bytes you…


Getting Started with Ethereum using Azure Blockchain

In this post, Senior ADM Mike Finley discusses how to get started with Ethereum and Azure Blockchain. What is Blockchain? At the most basic level of understanding, blockchains are a simple approach to a distributed database. A blockchain is a peer-to-peer system with no central authority managing data flow. One of the key ways to…


Optimize your Azure spend

In this post, App Dev Manager Priti Kalani shares insight toward optimizing the services you deploy and manage in the Microsoft cloud. Azure tools to optimize and manage your cloud spending Azure has made deploying cloud infrastructure and applications convenient and productive for organizations. Azure also provides tools to help you with managing the spend…


Where Did Application Insights Put my Performance Counter Data?

Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta recently shared this quick tip on his blog about where Application Insights performance counter data is stored after it’s pushed into Azure Diagnostics. I ran into an issue finding performance counter values I had pushed to Application Insights and wanted to note it to save others some time. You can…

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Amazon Alexa Skills authenticated by Azure Active Directory and backed by ASP.NET Core 2.0 Web API hosted on Azure

This post is provided by Premier Field Engineer, Nathan Vanderby, who walks us through how to write an Alexa skill using .NET core and AAD. Amazon’s Echo devices and Alexa assistant need no introduction. In this post I lay out how you can write an Alexa skill and use a .NET core 2.0 API backend…


Azure Application Insights Best Practices

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun outlines some best practices when using Application Insights. Here are some Azure Application Insights best practices you should consider when monitoring your application: It is always recommended to create multiple Application Insights resources to split telemetry for different environments, but do we have to? The answer is,…

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Creating Developer’s Docker Linux Virtual Machine on Azure

This post on creating Linux virtual machines with Docker in Azure comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Razi Rais. For an upcoming developer event on Docker I had to create handful of Linux Ubuntu virtual machines on Azure with Docker and few additional software installed on it. I looked into couple of ways to…

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How to setup live streaming server using Azure Media Service in less than 30 mins

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Randy Park walks us through Azure Media Services to setup a live streaming PoC. Background: A customer recently launched a global intranet portal with an audience distributed across the globe.  They expected an increase of the audience on a daily basis and leadership team requested one more interesting…