Category : Azure

What is a Cloud Architect?

I came across this slide today, and it made me think. “What is a cloud architect, really?” It says, “A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy. This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.” Do…

New Azure Architecture Exam Practice Tests

I remember when I was studying for both of the Azure exams last year. I went through each of the topics covered in the tests thoroughly to ensure I knew everything before spending the $165 each to take them. But still, I wasn’t 100% sure of everything and I wanted…

Steve Ballmer Thinks Azure Has a Shot, But is not a Birthright for Microsoft

I saw this pass my way today. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made some comments on Azure. “I think the company is well-positioned, on the other hand (there is) a lot of work to do…I  think that on the cloud side with Office 365 and Azure, the company’s got a…

Joy unconfined! Microsoft ships Azure-friendly Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2017, after three months of testing of the release candidate version. The updated software promises a more componentized package enabling users to pick-and-choose what they install, faster load times, and features enabling developers to more easily publish their apps in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Source:…

What Are Azure Managed Disks?

  Managed Disks are a relatively new concept in Azure. Worth checking this out to understand what they are and why you’d choose that option. In more complex scenarios, such as using Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) to create thousands of identical VMs, Managed Disks automate storage account scale management….

Study for the Microsoft 70-532 Developing Azure Solutions Exam With This New Course

Check out this promo video for my new course, 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification, now available on Udemy. Check out the discount coupon embedded below the video if you want to save some money on that. Thanks for checking it out, and I hope to see you inside the…

You can now have your Azure invoices emailed directly to your inbox

Finally! I need this. I can’t tell you how many times I racked up a bill for services that I didn’t even know were running. Actually, I’m going to investigate billing and resource usage alerts now too. Azure administrators can download the billing invoice and daily usage from the Azure…

Azure Service Fabric – Microsoft’s New Microservices Platform

Maybe you’re heard of the Azure Service Fabric (or maybe not), but WHY would you choose to develop a Services Fabric app? Web Apps seem fine, don’t they? Microservices is a relatively new thing on the cloud computing scene, and it’s the newest way to develop an application that is…

AllRecipes Migrating to Microsoft Azure

AllRecipes, founded in 1997, has undertaken a two-year migration to Microsoft Azure’s IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes per second, 66% of which are done on mobile devices. Source: Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have…

A Cool View of the Microsoft Cloud Datacenters

Microsoft released this new video a couple of months back which is an interesting view of the Azure datacenter world.