All posts by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

Create Azure Service Bus Namespaces using PowerShell cmdlets and Azure CLI 1.0 3

Create Azure Service Bus Namespaces using PowerShell cmdlets and Azure CLI 1.0

An Microsoft Azure Service Bus Namespace can certainly be managed through the Azure Management Portal. However easy that is for a user to do manually, it definitely can be useful to create and manage Azure […]

What is Azure Service Bus? 4

What is Azure Service Bus?

Microsoft Azure Service Bus provides an PaaS (Platform as a Service) communications platform built to allow more robust, multi-tenant software systems to be built in the cloud. There are four main feature sets within Azure […]

Build Azure Desktop Wallpaper 5

Build Azure Desktop Wallpaper

I decided to create some Build Azure wallpaper images, so rather than keep them to myself, I decided to share them with everyone else as well. These wallpaper images are 1920×1080 resolution. I though this […]

What is DocumentDB? 6

What is DocumentDB?

Azure DocumentDB is a NoSQL document database that uses the JSON data format for storing and querying documents. Being a feature of Microsoft Azure, DocumentDB offers a nice NoSQL database using JSON documents that includes […]

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Certification 7

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Certification

Recently, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: Azure Solutions Architect certification. This certification is a bit unique in relation to the other MCSD certifications as it’s for Architects, not Developers. Being for Architects, […]

(Retired) Preparing for 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 8

(Retired) Preparing for 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam

Retired Exam: This exam is being retired December 31, 2017, and is being replaced by Exam 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. The exam content will be similar but different enough that Microsoft is giving it […]

Azure SQL or SQL Server Database? 9

Azure SQL or SQL Server Database?

There are many things to look at when either migrating an existing application or just building a new application to host on Microsoft Azure. Data storage is definitely a top concern, and along with that […]

Did you know Java apps run on Azure too? 10

Did you know Java apps run on Azure too?

Did you know Java applications can be hosted on Microsoft Azure too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Just one of the many great platforms supported on Microsoft Azure is […]

Did you know Ruby apps run on Azure too? 11

Did you know Ruby apps run on Azure too?

Did you know Ruby applications can be hosted on Microsoft Azure too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Just one of the many great platforms supported on Microsoft Azure is […]

Node.js and Azure Development with Visual Studio Tools 12

Node.js and Azure Development with Visual Studio Tools

Did you know Microsoft Azure can host Node.js web apps too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. Node.js is just one of the many great platforms that are supported […]

Did you know Azure Hosts PHP Applications too? 13

Did you know Azure Hosts PHP Applications too?

Did you know Microsoft Azure can host PHP web apps too? Microsoft Azure is about much more than just Windows and Microsoft’s developer tools. There are a number of “non-Microsoft” platforms and toolsets that work […]

Preparing for 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam (20533) 14

Preparing for 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam (20533)

I’ve been studying for the MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certification recently. First I passed the 70-532 and shared the resources I used for studying. This week I just passed the 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure […]

Microsoft Azure Architecture Blueprints & Free Visio Symbols 15

Microsoft Azure Architecture Blueprints & Free Visio Symbols

Microsoft distributes some really nice looking Azure architecture diagrams / blueprints (like the one on the right) in various materials and even includes them in keynotes, presentations and other places. These really seem like they must be […]

Exam 70-532 Prep Session: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 16

Exam 70-532 Prep Session: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

Original Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3907

Exam 70-534 Prep Session: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 17

Exam 70-534 Prep Session: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Original Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3913

Study resources for passing the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam 18

Study resources for passing the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam

I’ve been taking on some Microsoft certifications recently, and my latest success is passing the 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions exam; earning me the Microsoft Specialist: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Certification. As with all Microsoft certification […]