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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? โ€‹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. ๐Ÿ™‚   How and When Architect decide which technologies to go with? I would like to know How and…

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…

17 Small Projects That Can Teach You Microsoft Azure

In today’s technical era, it’s vitally important that we keep our skills fresh and learn new things. We cannot expect that our University or College education will carry us through to retirement without needing to learn something new. And we cannot even expect our employers to be entirely responsible for…

October 2017 Changes to 70-533 Azure Infrastructure Exam

Last year in October, Microsoft announced some sweeping changes to it’s exams. And this year, they did it again. At the MS Ignite conference, they announced changes to the requirements for two exams – 70-532 Azure Developer and 70-533 Azure Infrastructure. Let’s look at the 70-533 changes with this post. I…

October 2017 Changes to 70-532 Azure Developer Exam

Last year in October, Microsoft announced some sweeping changes to it’s exams. And this year, they did it again. At the MS Ignite conference, they announced changes to the requirements for two exams – 70-532 Azure Developer and 70-533 Azure Infrastructure. Let’s look at the 70-532 changes with this post. The changes…

Free 10-Page PowerShell cmdlet Guide for Azure

Can I interest you in a FREE 10-page study guide for the Microsoft Azure exams 70-534 and 70-533?  Sign up to my list below, and I’ll immediately email you a free 10-page PDF with the most useful PowerShell cmdlets for managing Azure resources. This guide covers:Web AppsVirtual MachinesStorageSecurityAlerts and MonitoringAzure Active DirectoryVirtual NetworksIt…

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…

Why Should You Get Azure Certified?

As you know, cloud computing has quickly grown over the past 5-10 years to be one of the hottest in-demand skills in the industry. It’s true that you can learn Azure, use it in your job, be very successful with it, and move up in your career without ever answering a…

70-532 70-533 VM Workloads that are Not Supported

One of the more confusing requirements of the 70-532 and 70-533 exams says, talking about Virtual Machines: Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed Microsoft has a web page that lists some Windows software that cannot be deployed into Azure. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2721672/microsoft-server-software-support-for-microsoft-azure-virtual-machines Most interesting is the list of Windows features…