Category: Architecture

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me? 3

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me?

There’s been a huge increase in the need to get trained in Microsoft Azure, and as a result the interest / need to get certified in Azure has been increasing as well. The only difficulty […]

What is Azure Stack? 4

What is Azure Stack?

Microsoft Azure Stack is a fairly new feature set to complement the Azure Platform, however, Azure Stack isn’t quite the usual feature addition to the Microsoft Azure Platform. Azure contains features such as App Service […]

What is Azure IoT Hub?

Security and reliability are 2 huge problem areas to overcome with the Internet of Things (IoT). The Microsoft Azure IoT Hub is the cloud solution Microsoft has created to grant developers a solution to both […]

Free eBook: Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Together Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of Free eBooks available for download. The latest released eBook is “Enterprise Cloud Strategy” written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner. Enterprise Cloud Strategy outlines […]

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1 5

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1

On February 1st, 2016, Microsoft Azure DocumentDB bill be transitioning away from a Global Pricing Meter to be on Regional Pricing Meters instead. With Global Pricing charges are based on the country or region associated […]

Hosting Environment Isolation: How and Why

Automated Builds, Continuous Integrations, DevOps, Oh my!! There are a ton of buzz words surrounding the different methods and ideas for managing hosting environments and deployments. One of the greatly implied concepts that isn’t really discussed […]

What is Microservices Architecture?

What really is a Microservices Architecture? The term “Microservices” has become fairly popular in recent years, and has coincided largely with the increasingly popular move to hosting applications in the cloud. With a better understanding of […]

Azure Storage Explorer 6

Azure Storage Explorer

The new Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer provides a GUI interface for managing Azure Storage from both Windows and Mac OS X. Rather than build this functionality into the Azure Management Portal, the Azure Storage Explorer […]

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 […]

Microsoft Azure Architecture Blueprints & Free Visio Symbols 9

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 […]