Azure CLI ‘Command Line Interface’ for Web Site & Database Management

I was having some email discussion today with a professor around his Azure course, the Professor was discusiing how how his institution plans on using Azure to  teach the use Cloud tools via the Command Line so using the  Azure CLI. The Professor has a requirements to teach both Windows and Linux + Cloud  within…

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Getting started with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

  Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud applications. By using Service Fabric, developers and administrators can avoid solving complex infrastructure problems and focus instead on implementing mission-critical, demanding workloads knowing…

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Visualisation of Data with Power BI

Power BI is an amazing business analytics service that enables anyone to visualise and analyse data.  In this tutorial were going to complete the following Create an online dashboard on the Power BI service. Populate the PowerBI dashboard with visualizations  Share the dashboard with colleagues. Step 1. Install the Power PI Desktop Tool Go to…

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DevOps the Wall of Confusion understanding the basics of DevOps

In a traditional development cycle, the development  team kicks things off by “throwing” a software release “over the wall” to Operations. Operations picks up the release artifacts and begins preparing for their deployment. Operations manually hacks the deployment scripts provided by the developers or creates their own scripts. They also hand edit configuration files to…

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Embedding Microsoft Virtual Academy Learning Resources into your MOOC

With the advent of blended learning students may want to or need to complete a particular Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) training session as part of their course Many institutions now implement Blended learning where student learn at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of…

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Application Lifecycle Management ‘ALM’ & Developer Operations ‘DevOps’ with Visual Studio Event!

  There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm. It will take you through the end-to-end application lifecycle with Microsoft tooling, taking an application from requirements,…

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Using Microsoft Azure Educator Grants at the University of Lincoln

  Lincoln School of Computer Science (LSoCS), University of Lincoln, UK The School of Computer Science is based on the Lincoln campus in high-quality, newly-developed facilities. The School holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of…

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Understanding the potential of HPC in the Azure Cloud using Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM)

  This week I have been at a number of Universities reviewing MSc student projects, during one of the sessions I got into a discussion around High Performance Computing. I got discussing some of the typical scenarios in which students, educators and researcher have a need for HPC and how Universities provide and facilitate access…

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Get your DevOps skills

DevOps has quickly risen to popularity as a culture shift that enables companies to achieve faster and higher quality software delivery and increased customer satisfaction. Benefits of DevOps Deliver better quality software faster and with better compliance Drive continuous improvement and adjustments earlier and more economically Increase transparency and collaboration among stakeholders involved in delivering…

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Microsoft Software Tester Higher Apprenticeship

  The Microsoft Software Tester Higher Apprenticeship Programme The programme is designed to teach the fundamental principles of software testing whilst also preparing the individual to achieve a MTA in Software Development, an ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and a Microsoft MCP in Software Testing with Visual Studio qualification. As a Microsoft Gold Partner…

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