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Azure PowerShell Get to know about availability of the VM sizes

You may know that all Azure regions does not provide all types and sizes of VMs. So while designing a deployment it is important to understand what is in the store, A simple PowerShell would give you list of VM Sizes Get-AzureRmVMSize -location eastus You may also dump this to a .csv file Get-AzureRmVMSize -location… Read more

Microsoft Cognitive Services: The Language Understanding (LUIS) service generally available (GA)

Part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, the Language Understanding (LUIS) service provides simple tools that let you build your own language understanding models (intents/entities) to help any bot or app provide natural language-based interactions for users. They also let you: ✓ Use a comprehensive set of APIs that will interpret your sentences and identify intents and… Read more

DevOps in Azure

DevOps Project makes it easy to get started on Azure. It helps you launch an app on the Azure service of your choice in a few quick steps. DevOps Project set you up with everything you need for developing, deploying and monitoring your app. Creating a DevOps Project provisions Azure resources and comes with a… Read more

All Free Developer Tools

If you are a developer you may build applications without buying any tools you need. Most of the developer tools are free today. So go ahead and get them, https://www.visualstudio.com/dev-essentials/  All the tools you need Tools to develop for any platform – for free. Tools include an extensible integrated development environment and code editors to… Read more

Deploying with Azure

Production ready cloud applications need to be built for scalability, monitoring, management, security, resiliency, and more. The patterns covered in this guidance include example implementations for Microsoft Azure. Reference Architectures Best Practices Patterns Free Course Namoskar!!!… Read more

Microservices & Docker Architecture for Apps

Microservices are small, modular, and independently deployable services. Docker containers (for Linux and Windows) simplify deployment and testing by bundling a service and its dependencies into a single unit, which is then run in an isolated environment. Architecture e-book: PDF | Web | MOBI | EPUB DevOps e-book: PDF | Web Video Sample App Patterns… Read more

Azure Update – November 2017

Azure Notification Hubs .NET SDK now compatible with .NET Standard 2.0 Clearer choice of CLI: Azure CLI 2.0 for Resource Manager Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks GUID migration: Security and Audit solution for Azure Government Azure DevTest Labs: Post customized announcements to your lab Manage payment methods in the Azure portal General availability: Visual… Read more

Azure Container Service (AKS) and Kubernetes UI

Off late I was playing with new preview feature of Azure Container Services (AKS). This is a managed Kubernetes hosting environment. You don’t need to be an expert container orchestration. And with all managed Azure service this too takes the pain of infrastructure management. So, what I was doing and thought to share with you…. Read more

Microservices Guidance Is Now Available

Microservices guidance is now available at  Azure Architecture Center Microservices have become a popular architectural style for building cloud applications that are resilient, highly scalable, and able to evolve quickly. We explore how to model, build and operate a microservices architecture on Azure, using Kubernetes. Topics include: Using Domain Driven Design (DDD) to design a… Read more

Why a developer should not care about Serverless

Being a developer, one should be least bothered about Serverless. Why? Serverless is big bet and Gartner says “” etc. So what? Ask some basic questions to yourself, if Serverless going to reduce the coding effort? Those sleepless nights where you had debugged a thousand line JavaScript file with alert(‘1’), alert(‘function worked fine’) etc. The… Read more

Learn Power BI

The training is broken down in four self-contained modules: Module 0 – Exploring the portal Module 1 – Visualizations I Module 2 – Visualizations II Module 3 – Dashboard and sharing data Learn more about Power BI In this hands on lab, you have seen the basics of Power BI Service, creating out first reports… Read more

Azure Internet of Things IoT Hands on Labs

Easy: Node-Red will help you setting up a visual environment in your device and start creating a full IoT solution with very few code or even no code at all. Medium: Thing Labs is a step by step lab with an Intel Edison board, programming in Node.js and connecting it to IoT Hub. Requires basic… Read more

Azure IoT Security

Internet of Things security architecture When designing a system, it is important to understand the potential threats to that system, and add appropriate defenses accordingly, as the system is designed and architected. It is particularly important to design the product from the start with security in mind because understanding how an attacker might be able… Read more

Using Azure Storage for ClickOnce Deployment Windows Desktop application

ClickOnce and Windows Application are not new and so is Microsoft Azure. What appeals to me is the sleek way to distribute the apps across. This does not want any sort of deployment mechanism which enforces a large download and no auto update capability. ClickOnce has many such good features which I am in love… Read more

Azure Update – Oct 2017

Skylake Processors in FV2 Series VMs https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/fv2-vms-are-now-available-the-fastest-vms-on-azure/ Azure networking available only in the Azure portal from October 4 Starting October 4th, Azure Networking features will be available only in the new Azure portal, we will no longer be supporting classic portal for networking related resources   Azure Data Lake Analytics introduces capabilities to manage pipelines… Read more

Azure Learning Path

There are bunch of Azure Learning Paths available https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/learning-paths/ As of today it covers a lot of major Azure services API Management App Service Mobile Apps documentation App Service Web Apps Azure Automation Azure Backup Azure IoT Suite and preconfigured solutions Learning Path Batch Cloud Services Cortana Analytics Process (CAP) Data Catalog Event Hubs IoT… Read more

All about Microservices

Microservices seems to be the end of the world now just like the legacy SOA, WCF, HTML5 and so on and so forth. If you are in Application Development industry you cant ignore it now. Better not. Here are some of the Microservices Resources Microservices – a definition of this new architectural term by Martin… Read more

উইণ্ডোজ অপারেটিং সিস্টেমে কিভাবে আপনার ডকুমেন্ট সুরক্ষিত করবেন

আমি মাঝে মধ্যেই দেখি আমার জানাশোনা লেখকবন্ধুরা তাঁদের ডেস্কটপ বা ল্যাপটপ খারাপ হয়ে যাবার কারনে লেখা হারিয়ে ফেলছেন। আমি লেখক নই কিন্তু জীবিকার খাতিরে আমায় নানারকম লেখালেখি করতে হয়। সেগুলি হারিয়ে গেলে বা মেশিন খারাপ হয়ে গেলে আমার পাগল দশা হবে। তার প্রতিকার হিসাবে আমি মাঝে মাঝেই আমার ফ্লপিতে বা সিডিতে কপি করে নিতাম। তা… Read more

Putting custom links to your Azure Portal Dashboard

How cool is it if you want to keep your custom links in Azure Portal Dashboard? Here are few simple steps, Open https://portal.azure.com and then click on “Edit Dashboard” Then you see “Tile Gallery” at the right side of the browser window at the left side. Select “Markdown” and drop it in your preferred location… Read more

Azure Update – March 2017

Mar 31 General availability: Azure Network Watcher Mar 31 General availability: Azure Monitor Mar 31 General availability: Azure resource health Mar 31 General availability: Azure Advisor Mar 31 Azure SQL Data Warehouse seamless integration with Azure Data Lake Store Mar 31 External file format support for UTF-16LE encoded files in SQL Data Warehouse Mar 31… Read more

Azure Update – April 2017

Apr 26 Azure Billing Reader role and preview of Invoice API Apr 20 Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure CLI to create and manage lab VMs Apr 18 Release of Service Fabric SDK Preview and Runtime Preview for Linux Apr 18 Release of Service Fabric SDK 2.5.216 and Runtime 5.5.216 for Windows Apr 18… Read more

Azure Update – May 2017

May 31 Azure BizTalk Services: Simplifying our Azure offerings May 31 Azure DevTest Labs: Changes in exporting custom image VHD files May 29 Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure CLI to claim VMs in a lab May 24 Azure Batch updates for May 2017 May 24 New Azure Data Catalog capabilities May 24 Azure DevTest Labs:… Read more

Introduction to Azure IoT

Microsoft is offering a free training on Azure IoT. If you really care about IOT you should check it out Join expert Jeremy Foster for this Azure IoT overview, and find out how to get started quickly. Explore the fundamentals of IoT and the Azure IoT platform, and see how the Azure IoT Hub easily… Read more

Azure CLI from Browser

Now you can run Azure CLI without installing it directly from //portal.azure.com On the top right corner you find the below icon “>_” next to notification This initiates a storage creation and one time setup.   After that Shell appears Then type “az” to enter into the Azure CLI. Rest is your playground. Troubleshooting Things… Read more

Azure App Services Security

Cloud and service and Security go hand in hand. Azure App Services is no exception to it. Here is the assorted list of security measures can be taken for App Services Secure your web app using various means of authentication and authorization Setup Azure Active Directory authentication for your app Secure traffic to your app… Read more

Azure App Services Migration Assistance

We have many tools paid and free to help us migrate workloads to cloud. There are a very few for Platform-as-a-service apps. It is believed that most of the time PaaS requires application re-write. However, a well-designed futuristic modern web application is ready for App Services most of the time. Microsoft provides state of the… Read more

What is your Azure SQL DTU

While sizing one of the points which comes to the mind is how can we SIZE our Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database tier is based on the unit known as DTU. This is combination of few things. Please refer the official Azure documentation for details. However Microsoft Azure also provides a small utility to… Read more

Latest Availability of Azure Services

Couple of Azure Services are now generally available (cloud version of RTM). Azure monitor: Built-in monitoring and diagnostics of Azure resources, enabling operational visibility across your cloud assets. For more please visit, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-azure-monitor/ Azure Analysis Services: is generally available, and is now available in three additional regions: UK South, Japan East, and West India, joining… Read more

Designing and moving applications to cloud

When working with customers we often come across the discussion on how one should plan on moving their line of business applications. Firstly, an enterprise needs to find the list of applications they are currently using which would then go to cloud. There are four types of applications, Applications which can be moved easily: now… Read more