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Building cloud-native applications with Azure and HashiCorp

With each passing year, more and more developers are building cloud-native applications. As developers build more complex applications they are looking to innovators like Microsoft Azure and HashiCorp to reduce the complexity of building and operating these applications. HashiCorp and ... continue reading
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Overcoming language difficulties with AI and Azure services

Ever hear the Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on first?” It’s a masterpiece of American English humor. But what if it we translated it into another language? With a word-by-word translation, most of what English speakers laugh at, would be ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II - Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II – Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
Microsoft Mechanics episode - HSBC's PayMe for Business app

How HSBC built its PayMe for Business app on Microsoft Azure

Bank-grade security, super-fast transactions, and analytics If you live in Asia or have ever traveled there, you’ve probably witnessed the dramatic impact that mobile technology has had on all aspects of day to day life. In Hong Kong in particular, ... continue reading
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Gartner names Microsoft a leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise iPaaS

Microsoft accelerates application development with Azure Integration Services Personal computers revolutionized the way work was done. New software unlocked unprecedented levels of productivity, and for a time, business flourished. As the personal computer exploded in popularity, more and more software ... continue reading
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. The full documentation for this service is available at the following short url. https://aka.ms/gcpol ... continue reading
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How to optimize your Azure environment

Without the right tools and approach, cloud optimization can be a time-consuming and difficult process. There is an ever growing list of best practices to follow, and it’s constantly in flux as your cloud workloads evolve. Add the challenges and ... continue reading
Lenses for HDInsight

Visual data ops for Apache Kafka on Azure HDInsight, powered by Lenses

This blog was written in collaboration with Andrew Stevenson, CTO at Lenses. Apache Kafka is one of the most popular open source streaming platforms today. However, deploying and running Kafka remains a challenge for most. Azure HDInsight addresses this challenge ... continue reading
60 seconds to a Linkerd service mesh on AKS

60 seconds to a Linkerd service mesh on AKS

See just how easy it is to deploy a service mesh to your AKS cluster. William Morgan, maintainer of the open source service mesh Linkerd, joins Scott Hanselman to demonstrate just how easy it is to deploy Linkerd. Together they ... continue reading
cosmosdb

A Cosmonaut’s guide to the latest Azure Cosmos DB announcements

At Microsoft Build 2019 we announced exciting new capabilities, including the introduction of real-time operational analytics using new built in support for Apache Spark and a new Jupyter notebook experience for all Azure Cosmos DB APIs. We believe these capabilities ... continue reading
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