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Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
Table of different Web Application hosting options (On-Prem, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and the balance of responsibility split between the customer and Microsoft.

Making it easier to bring your Linux based web apps to Azure App Service

Application development has radically changed over the years. From having to host all the physical hardware hosting the app and its dependences on-premises, to moving to a model where the hardware is hosted by external companies yet still managed by ... continue reading
Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

Direct Server Return (DSR) in a nutshell

TL;DR; A question we get asked quite a bit is. But what does that mean in detail? That is why we have today’s blog post which is about load balancing performance enhancements in SDN networks for Windows Containers and Kubernetes ... continue reading

Key causes of performance differences between SQL managed instance and SQL Server

Migrating to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance provides a host of operational and financial benefits you can only get from a fully managed and intelligent cloud database service. Some of these benefits come from features that optimize or ... continue reading
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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What are the differences between Azure Firewall, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Load Balancer, NSG, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Front Door? Here's a high-level consolidation of what they each do. The Azure Application Gateway (AAG) is a web traffic manager ... continue reading
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Migrating big data workloads to Azure HDInsight

Migrating big data workloads to the cloud remains a key priority for our customers and Azure HDInsight is committed to making that journey simple and cost effective. HDInsight partners with Unravel whose mission is to reduce the complexity of delivering ... continue reading
ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

Hey folks, We often hear from our customers that in an effort to keep up with a demand for increased productivity and IT modernization, more and more organizations are faced with an avalanche of applications to manage for their users ... continue reading
Grafana dashboard using Azure Monitor as a data source to display metrics for Contoso dev environment.

Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and ... continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions About HGS Certificates

First published on TECHNET on Oct 09, 2017 The Host Guardian Service uses public key cryptography extensively to protect shielded VMs from attackers. Any time certificates with public-private key pairs come into play, there are bound to be many questions ... continue reading
Leverage PowerShell Just Enough Administration for your Helpdesk

Leverage PowerShell Just Enough Administration for your Helpdesk

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2017 [Today's guest post was authored by Dan Cuomo based on a real-world application of JEA] Hi Folks -- Platforms PFE Dan Cuomo here to talk about one method to enable the use ... continue reading