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#Contest Microsoft AI Idea Challenge – AI’s next breakthrough is you!

All of us have creative ideas – ideas that can improve our lives and the lives of thousands, perhaps even millions of others. But how often do we act on turning those ideas into a reality? Most of the time, ... continue reading

The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure eBook – August update is now available

Today, we’re pleased to introduce the new and updated Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure eBook. Featuring extensive updates since the last update, the new eBook is designed to help you get up to speed with Azure in the shortest time ... continue reading

Ansible 2.6: What’s new for Azure

Ansible 2.6 was recently released and I am excited to share with you what’s new for Azure in Ansible 2.6. In total, four new Azure modules were added in addition to over 17 enhancements to our existing modules. In 2.6 ... continue reading

Build richer applications with the new asynchronous Azure Storage SDK for Java

Cloud scale applications typically require high concurrency to achieve desired performance when accessing remote data. The new Storage Java SDK simplifies building such applications by offering asynchronous operations, eliminating the need to create and manage a large thread-pool. This new ... continue reading

Securing the connection between Power BI and Azure SQL Database

How can you connect to Azure SQL Database from the Power BI service in a secure fashion? The easiest way to limit access to the database is to select the “allow access to Azure Services” option (Figure1). This can be ... continue reading
Block diagram showing system impact due to a failed microservice

Using the Retry pattern to make your cloud application more resilient

This post was authored by Jason Haley, Microsoft Azure MVP. Recently, I was at Boston Code Camp catching up with some old friends and looking to learn about containers or anything that could help me in my current project of ... continue reading

Container Tooling for Service Fabric in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service ... continue reading

SmartHotel360 Microservices on Azure Kubernetes Service

During the Build 2018 keynote, Scott Hanselman, with help from Scott Guthrie, showed developers the new features available in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Dev Spaces. To help you learn how to deploy microservices written in any framework to ... continue reading

Using STMicroelectronics starter kits to connect to Azure IoT in minutes

Microsoft partners with silicon vendors such as STMicroelectronics to simplify and accelerate the development of embedded systems, so our customers can move projects from proof of concepts to production faster. One of the most common issues in IoT project development ... continue reading