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 Certified Azure Solutions Architect (both MCSD and MCSE), a trainer, 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.

Development

Did you know Azure Hosts PHP Applications too?

phpDid 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 great with Azure, and PHP is one of them!

Microsoft Azure offers a wide array of creation, deployment and management capabilities through the Azure Management Portal, PowerShell cmdlets or the Xplat CLI (cross-platform, command-line interface). Read More

Architecture

Microsoft Azure Architecture Blueprints & Free Visio Symbols

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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 created with Photoshop by a graphic designer. However, this is not the case.

These architecture diagrams are created using Visio! If you have Visio, you too can get your hands on the various assets necessary to create your own awesome architecture diagrams like these! Read More

Certification

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 exams, this exam covers a huge amount of information and content. As a result of this, a variety of materials and sources need to be studied in order to get the level understanding and memorization necessary to pass the exam.

Now that I’ve passed the exam, I thought I’d share what I used so you too can become a certified Azure developer!

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