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.NET application migration using Azure App Services and Azure Container Services

Designed for developers and solution architects who need to understand how to move business critical apps to the cloud, this online workshop series gets you hands-on with a proven process for migrating an existing ASP.NET based application to a container ... continue reading
Role-based access control in Azure and Azure Stack

Azure Stack IaaS – part seven

It takes a team Most apps get delivered by a team. When your team delivers the app through virtual machine (VMs), it is important to coordinate efforts. Born in the cloud to serve teams from all over the world, Azure ... continue reading
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Schema validation with Event Hubs

Event Hubs is fully managed, real-time ingestion Azure service. It integrates seamlessly with other Azure services. It also allows Apache Kafka clients and applications to talk to Event Hubs without any code changes. Apache Avro is a binary serialization format ... continue reading
Choose a virtual machine size through the portal in Microsoft Azure Stack

Azure Stack IaaS – part six

Pay for what you use In the virtualization days I used to pad all my requests for virtual machines (VM) to get the largest size possible. Since decisions and requests took time, I would ask for more than I required ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part five

Self-service is core to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Back in the virtualization days, you had to wait for someone to create a VLAN for you, carve out a LUN, and find space on a host. If Microsoft Azure ran that way, we ... continue reading
Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

First published on MSDN on Feb 14, 2017 Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM ... continue reading
Azure Stack scale-unit stretched across multiple locations or sites separated by a large distance. This is an unsupported deployment topology for Azure Stack.

Azure Stack IaaS – part four

Protect your stuff In this post, we’ll cover the concepts and best practices to protect your IaaS virtual machines (VMs) on Azure Stack. This post is part of the Azure Stack Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery white paper ... continue reading
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Azure Stack IaaS – part 3

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour Principal PM Manager, Azure Stack and Tiberiu Radu, Senior Program Manager, Azure Stack.​ Foundation of Azure Stack IaaS Remember back in the virtualization days when you had to pick a host for ... continue reading
Measuring file io performance on Managed Instance using QPI

Measuring file io performance on Managed Instance using QPI

Checking file performance and comparing performance characteristics between SQL Server database engines in Azure cloud and your on-premises environment might be tricky and require some better knowledge of DM objects. In this post, you will see how to use one ... continue reading
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Azure Stack laaS – part two

This blog post was co-authored by David Armour, Principal Program Manager, Azure Stack. Start with what you already have Every organization has a unique journey to the cloud. This journey is based on the organization’s history, business specifics, culture, and ... continue reading