Category: Development

Azure Stack: Introducing PaaS Services and DevOps Tools 3

Azure Stack: Introducing PaaS Services and DevOps Tools

When Microsoft announced the initial Technical Preview release of Azure Stack it was also announced there would be additional services released in the coming weeks. This week, Microsoft announced the addition of Web Apps, SQL database, […]

PowerApps: Building Apps without Code

Microsoft PowerApps is a SaaS (Software as a Service) service offering allowing for intelligent business apps to be built extremely easily and fast that connect and integrate data across the cloud. The easy to use User […]

Free eBook: Fundamentals of Azure 4

Free eBook: Fundamentals of Azure

The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” has been made available as a Free eBook from Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy. This book is written by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan. The material […]

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me? 6

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 […]

Free eBook: Azure Web Apps for Developers

The “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers” book written by Rick Rainey has been made available as a Free eBook on the Microsoft Virtual Academy website. This book covers the necessary information to help developers […]

What is Azure Stack? 7

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 […]

Free eBook: Azure Automation

The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation” written by Michael McKeown is written to target IT Pros and PowerShell developers to help them understand the core concepts of Azure Automation. This includes using runbooks based […]

Global Azure Bootcamp – coming April 16, 2016

Another year means another Global Azure Bootcamp. The Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 is the fourth annual Azure Bootcamp. This is a global event that provides a single day, deep dive class helping thousands of people […]

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more 8

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more

When the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer was first released, it did seem a little odd that Microsoft would neglect supporting Linux. However, they did support both Windows and Mac OSX initially. In good news, there […]

Using Azure Storage Queues from .NET 9

Using Azure Storage Queues from .NET

Azure Storage Queues provide an easy to implement messaging communication mechanism for reliably passing messages to/from different components of a single application or multiple applications. Storage Queues have an HTTP/HTTPS API to allow for support […]

Azure Storage Explorer 10

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 […]

Azure Web App: Connection Strings 11

Azure Web App: Connection Strings

Just as all Azure Web Apps need configuration values, most applications also need to have database Connection String values configured. With Azure Web Apps the Connection Strings are stored/retrieved in a very similar fashion as […]

Azure Web App: Application Settings 12

Azure Web App: Application Settings

All web applications have some kind of configurations necessary. The method of storing and accessing these settings varies on different web application platforms. In ASP.NET they are normally stored within <appSettings> element of the web.config […]

Using Azure Service Bus Queues from .NET

The Azure Service Bus Queue feature offers easy to implement infrastructure for implementing brokered messaging communication. Implementing a Message Queue requires the implementation of at least two application components: a Sender and a Receiver. The […]

What is Azure Service Bus? 13

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 […]

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Certification 14

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, […]

Did you know Java apps run on Azure too? 15

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? 16

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 17

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? 18

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 […]