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March 2018 Changes to 70-532 Exam

I just received notification that Microsoft has updated the 70-532 exam. The changes took effect March 22, 2018, and the official exam web page just changed this week. Here is a summary of new/changed items on the exam: Virtual Machines:AnsibleAccelerated NetworkingAvailability ZonesClaim and Unclaim VMs using DevTest LabsStorage:Virtual Network Service EndpointsAzure Files…

March 2018 Changes to 70-533 Exam

I just received notification that Microsoft has updated the 70-533 exam. The changes took effect March 22, 2018, and the official exam web page just changed this week. Here is a summary of new/changed items on the exam: App Services:All mentions of “web apps” changed to “apps”Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) WorkspacesStorage:Blob-Level…

March 2018 Changes to 70-535 Exam

I just received notification that Microsoft has updated the 70-535 exam. The changes took effect March 22, 2018, and the official exam web page just changed this week. Here is a summary of new/changed items on the exam: Virtual Machines:Azure Batch AIReserved InstancesDesign for DevTest LabAccelerated NetworkingAzure Backup for LinuxAvailability ZonesServerless:Data Storage…

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Top-Down versus Bottom-Up Approach in TOGAF

Within the TOGAF specification, you will sometimes read about there being two options for approaching the design of architecture: a top-down approach or a bottom-up approach. But what does that mean? ​The top-down approach means that you start with the business requirements (the B layer) and fully decide the problems…

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How Do Software Architects Make Decisions?

A student asked me a question in my Introduction to Software Architecture course, and I decided to write a bit of a longer answer than usual. So I posted it here. 🙂   How and When Architect decide which technologies to go with? I would like to know How and…

Four Benefits to Getting Azure Certified

For the next couple of weeks, I’m visiting my in-laws in South America. As nice as it is to travel, I also find myself with the laptop open at 8 PM, and thought I would write this little post on a common question I sometimes get. There are people on…

Free Azure Guide to Setting Up Linux VMs

Over the last few months, I’ve been creating more and more of helpful guides for students of my courses. One guide that you might find helpful is one where we go through step-by-step setting up a Linux VM. And to make it interesting, as well as being able to connect over…

Become Azure Certified Through Udemy for Business

Hundreds of companies provide their employees access to Udemy as part of their employee training benefits. Is yours one? If so, you already have access to my Enterprise Architecture and Microsoft Azure courses for free! All you need to do is log in to your company’s Udemy portal, and search for TOGAF…

Another Engineer Blamed for Poor Process

Back in March, I wrote about the poor Amazon engineer who accidentally brought down a portion of the Internet by removing a larger than expected number of servers from operation in AWS S3. That made for a bad day. Well it seems that something else happened in March, around the…

Azure PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS

Today a student in my 70-532 course, Pankaj, asked about the difference between Paas, IaaS, and SaaS within Azure. Specifically he wanted some examples, so let me list a few. I found this helpful diagram that might set up this discussion. This comes from Microsoft. To translate the above. IaaS…