Implementing Service auto scaling in Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric provides orchestration services for Applications deployed as Docker containers, along with Service level auto scaling. In this example, a Web API is built using ASP.NET Core 2.0, packaged using Docker containers for Linux and deployed to an Azure Service Cluster. A Load Test is run on the REST API to generate CPU…

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Accessing Applications protected using Azure AD

When Applications that are secured by Azure AD are to be accessed from different calling Applications, like Daemon Applications, Web Applications or Single Page Applications, different choices are to be made, given the nature of integration in each of them (e.g. from Open ID Connect, oAuth 2.0). Covered in this Repository is how the Postman…

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Deploy and perform Rolling upgrade of containerised Applications in Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric offers a reliable and flexible platform that enables you to write and run many types of business applications and services. In this post published here, a two tier ASP. Net Core 2.0 Application is packaged using Docker container for Linux, and deployed to an Azure Service Fabric Cluster. This sample demonstrates the…

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Use Azure policy Service to manage Azure Resources and stay compliant with corporate standards

Azure policy Service can be used to implement rules that helps organizations stay compliant when deploying and configuring resources in Azure. This sample implements a rule that ensures that no Compute resources in Azure, like Virtual Machines are deployed without having mandatory tags included in the Provisioning request. The tag names used are ‘Cost Center…

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Deploying containerised Asp.net Core Applications to Azure

In the March 2018 issue of MSDN Magazine (msdn.com/magazine/mt845653), was covered a scenario in which insurance policies for vehicles generated by an agency could be stored securely in Azure Key Vault as secrets, and how additional features like asymmetric encryption with keys and built-in versioning could be used to maintain an audit trail of access…

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Secure Your Sensitive Business Information with Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault is a cloud-based service that lets organizations securely store sensitive business information. It lets you perform cryptographic operations on the data, and provides a framework for implementing policies to regulate access to applications, as well as an API model for applications to work with the keys, secrets and certificates stored in it….

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No code, Business process automation to generate Documents based on Templates

Abstract Organizations have this need to implement a Business process to automate the approval and generation of Documents. While a generic process to implement this is extremely simple, with Office 365 SharePoint and Microsoft Flow, it is not uncommon to have requirements where the documents ought to be based on certain Templates, which is chosen…

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Using Azure Key Vault to secure data exchange (Java)

In this post, .NET Code was used to encrypt data using a X509 Certificate on the local Computer, and to invoke Azure Key Vault APIs to decrypt this data. In the sample code available in the GitHub repository here, shown is how an equivalent could be implemented in Java, using the Azure SDK for Java….

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Working with Azure Key Vault Certificates for secure exchange of data

Abstract Azure Key Vault (AKV) provides REST APIs that Applications could invoke to perform cryptographic operations like Encryption, Decryption signing and verifying signatures. For scenarios where integrated applications are deployed across Data Centers or geographies, it would be optimal to perform operations like encryption, locally, instead of making a REST API Call on Azure Key…

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Using Azure Functions, Cosmos DB and Powerapps to build, deploy and consume Serverless Apps

Azure Functions can be used to quickly build Application as Micro Services, complete with turnkey integration with other Azure Services like Cosmos DB, Queues, Blobs, etc , through the use of Input and output Bindings. Inbuilt tools can be used to generate Swagger definitions for these Services, publish them and consume them in Client side…

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