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Diagram of a high-level view of the global Azure.com architecture.

How Azure.com operates on Azure part 2: Technology and architecture

When you’re the company that builds the cloud platforms used by millions of people, your own cloud content needs be served up fast. Azure.com—a complex, cloud-based application that serves millions of people every day—is built entirely from Azure components and ... continue reading
Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 2

Augmenting Azure Advisor Cost Recommendations for Automated Continuous Optimization – Part 2

This is the second post of a series dedicated to the implementation of automated Continuous Optimization with Azure Advisor Cost recommendations. For a contextualization of the solution described in this and following posts, please read the introductory post. Introduction As ... continue reading
 Diagram showing that Azure is the platform that underpins Teams Services and Office 365 Core Service

Advancing Microsoft Teams on Azure—operating at pandemic scale

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reset what it means to work, study, and socialize. Like many of us, I have come to rely on Microsoft Teams as my connection to my colleagues. In this post, our friends from the Microsoft Teams ... continue reading
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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading

Azure Blob Storage enhancing data protection and recovery capabilities

Enterprises, partners, and IT professionals store business-critical data in Azure Blob Storage. We are committed to providing the best-in-class data protection and recovery capabilities to keep your applications running. Today, we are announcing the general availability of Geo-Zone-Redundant Storage (GZRS)—providing ... continue reading
Event sourcing pattern based on Azure Cosmos DB workflow diagram.

Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 1: Extending Minecraft into our real world

This post is part 1 of a two-part series about how organizations use Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explore the challenges that led service developers for ... continue reading

Load data from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL | New Data Exposed episode

Curious how loading data in Azure SQL Database is different than SQL Server? In this short episode, I walk through loading a single file (located in Azure Blob storage) into Azure SQL Database. This is all done using a SQL ... continue reading

Load data from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL | New Data Exposed episode

Curious how loading data in Azure SQL Database is different than SQL Server? In this short episode, I walk through loading a single file (located in Azure Blob storage) into Azure SQL Database. This is all done using a SQL ... continue reading
Applying AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware

Applying AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware

One of the more memorable proof of concepts I participated in was alongside Salt Spring Island, BC based startup InDro Robotics. This drone operating outfit reached out to our to explore how they could better enable their drones for search ... continue reading
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Using Azure Monitor source map support to debug JavaScript errors

Azure Monitor’s new source map support expands a growing list of tools that empower developers to observe, diagnose, and debug their JavaScript applications. Difficult to debug As organizations rapidly adopt modern JavaScript frontend frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue, ... continue reading