Category: Architecture

What is Serverless Architecture?

One of the latest moves by cloud service providers (like Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS) is the shift to offering “serverless” services. These are Platform as a Service (PaaS) services that take the “fully managed” […]

Manage Azure App Service Deployments with Deployment Slots

Every App Service resource in Azure has the ability to have multiple deployment slots configure. These deployments slots are a feature than can greatly help with the implementation of streamlined testing, staging, and deployment process. […]

Fixing Azure Portal Errors

All software has errors. The Microsoft Azure Portal is no different. When this happens you’ll┬áreceive one of two different alerts of the error; either an error message or a rain cloud. It’s easy to have […]

35 Azure and Cloud eBooks for Amazon Kindle

Blog articles and Technical documentation are nice for learning technologies, but there are times when a good book just can’t be replaced. This is especially true when getting information from blogs that may have a […]

Free eBook: Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid

The “Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid” eBook from Microsoft Press has been made freely available for download. This book is written by Jeremy Taylor. This is part of a series of books covering […]

Azure Infographic: Cloud Design Patterns

Curious about how to design applications for the cloud? The Cloud Design Patterns infographic from Microsoft provides a nice reference of cloud architecture design patterns. This infographic depicts the most common problems in designing cloud-hosted […]

Cloud War: Microsoft vs Amazon – Feature 2 Feature Comparisons

It’s the middle of a war… The cloud war! Ok, not nearly as dramatic as a real war (thankfully!) but still just as intense as the browser wars in the early days of the Internet. […]

Azure Features and Regions, Oh My!?

Microsoft Azure has tons of data centers and region. At the time of writing this, Azure is made up of 24 regions with more, new regions announced coming soon. In fact, Microsoft Azure is bigger […]

Interactive Azure Platform Big Picture

The Microsoft Azure cloud platform is really big with tons of features, plus Microsoft keeps adding more, and more, and more all the time. The technology industry can generally be difficult to keep up with, […]

Cloud vs On-Premises: Security, Reliability and Uptime

There’s a lot of buzz about the “Cloud” as a result of the rapid growth and adoption of cloud-based services like Microsoft Azure of the last 5 years or so. However, the “Cloud” is still […]