Tag: architecture

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start? 3

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start?

The question of “Where to start with Microsoft Azure Certification?” is a common one. Navigating the gauntlet of certification paths and exams can seem a bit daunting at first. This article is specially written to […]

Internet of Things (IoT) Messaging Architecture 4

Internet of Things (IoT) Messaging Architecture

Internet of Things (IoT) architecture requires a different kind of message queue based communication than other types of software systems or big data solutions. Most of these solutions will implement some type of one-way messaging […]

Book: Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 5

Book: Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Studying for all certifications can be difficult, as all you have to go on is a short list of the exam objectives and the services/technologies covered. It’s nice to get some kind of targeted resources […]

Big 70-534 Exam Updates Coming with Exam 70-535 6

Big 70-534 Exam Updates Coming with Exam 70-535

There were some recent announcements about upcoming Microsoft Certification Retirement Plans. Among these plans is included the retirement of the 70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions exam. At first, this is a little surprising since the 70-534 […]

35 Azure and Cloud eBooks for Amazon Kindle 7

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 […]

Azure Weekly: June 20, 2016 8

Azure Weekly: June 20, 2016

Build Azure Weekly is a regular series that brings you the latest news, blogs, videos, and other content around the Microsoft Azure ecosystem from the week. The links shared include those from the community as […]

Cloud vs On-Premises: Security, Reliability and Uptime 9

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 […]

Azure Cert Exam Update: March 10, 2016 10

Azure Cert Exam Update: March 10, 2016

The trilogy of Microsoft Azure Certification exams first debuted more than one year ago. In that time there have been some tremendous changes and additions to the entire Microsoft Azure Platform. As a result, coming […]

Free eBook: Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure (DevOps, Availability, Storage, more)

The “Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure” book written by Scott Guthrie, Mark Simms, Tom Dykstra, Rick Anderson and Mike Wasson has been made a free eBook by Microsoft Press. This books goes through a […]

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me? 11

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? 12

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start? 2015 Edition 13

Microsoft Azure Certification: Where to Start? 2015 Edition

The question of “Where do I start?” can be confusing if you’ve never studied for or taken a Microsoft Certification exam before. It can also be a bit daunting if you don’t know anyone who […]

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, […]

(Retired) Preparing for 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 15

(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 16

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 70-534 Prep Session: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 17

Exam 70-534 Prep Session: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

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