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  1. Using PowerApps: Authoring made simple and powerful

    PowerApps I am glad to bring you up with the latest change in the PowerApps Studio, in the latest version (2.0.660), the enhanced capabilities are showed and discussed in this article, PowerApps Studio had changes in the Properties Panel, Viewing data with the edit form, global variables, and the reset function. what brings thrill drive is the addition of Properties Panel in the right canvas of the PowerApps Studio. the properties panel will the one exposing the common properties that will be...
  2. What is cloud computing?

    Cloud is a central repository where you can put access manage data and services from anywhere, anytime. Cloud computing is simply to put the services of cloud i.e. servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and much more over the internet. the companies that offer such services are known as cloud providers. providers charge you for these services upon your usage, its just likely you charged for electricity, Gas, Water usage every month at your home.Still not clear about what is...
  3. Spring Cloud and Netflix Ribbon: Client-side Load Balancing

    Eventually you'll reach a point where you need to run multiple instances of an application or a service for high availability or to manage increased load. That's what load balancers are for. There's generally two different types:What many people would call a "load balancer" is actually a server-side load balancer. It can be implemented in hardware or software. The traffic is sent to a dedicated service that decides where to send the traffic, using an algorithm like round-robin, to one of the...
  4. Don't Fear Cloud Lock-In, Just Architect Differently

    I've worked with many different clients who are either on the verge of moving to the cloud, or who are in the cloud and are terrified that they will be "locked in" to a particular provider. A lot of these same clients have spent months or years just coming to the core decision to move to the cloud, let alone trying to implement solutions there. These fears usually rise up once an SDK is mentioned, and most often its always developers voicing these concerns. My experience has taught me these fears...
  5. Tech skill and Salary analysis - United States and Australia

    Tech job seekers, both active and passive, are willing to make a move for the right offer. But when is the right time to move? Since the technology sector is ever expanding and evolving, it is hard to know when the market is best placed for a strategic relocation into another role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of tech and computer occupations is expected to grow 12% by 2024, greater than the average for all other occupations. Now more than ever it is important that...
  6. How to embrace Azure and the Cloud

    For the last year, I have been meeting with customers and partners inside and outside the Microsoft ecosystem.I have talked with friends that are involved, at different levels, with IT whether Dev or Ops.I have been trying to explain what the public Cloud is, especially Azure, to many different people.Of course, I have been using the same evolution charts we all seen everywhere to illustrate my speech and explain where I believe we are headed.
  7. How Cloud Computing and Virtualization can improve your costs and make a better use of your computing power and resources.

    This post was published when I was working on a Cloud Computing provider in 2011, but most of it is still very up-to-date. I hope you enjoy it as my first post!How Cloud Computing and Virtualization can improve your costs and make a better use of your computing power and resources.Cloud Computing is the new fancy term in the IT world. But how, specifically, can an efficient Cloud Computing Infrastructure be obtained?First, the definition of Cloud Computing is generally accepted as a model where the...
  8. Azure Service Fabric Cluster - Deployment Issues

    On my current project I'm working almost entirely with Azure and I've decided to share some of the gotchas I'm seeing.In this post I'll tackle Azure Service Fabric Cluster deployment issues. I'll go through some of the problems I've seen and solutions that worked for me. Hope this helps people out there.The issue I'm about to share may be considered quite trivial but me and my colleagues did end up spending quite a bit of time on it as we weren't familiar much with Azure Service Fabric Clusters and...
  9. Thinking Cloud Native

    These days, more and more businesses and enterprises are (finally!) embracing the cloud and moving their applications to cloud providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. But just moving your applications to cloud infrastructure ("lift and shift" as its commonly called) is simply not enough. Sure, it would be nice if your applications magically inherited all the properties of the cloud just by running there. Unfortunately, that's not the reality. Whether you're building...
  10. The Power of PowerShell.. And the Shell..

    "What is the one technology I need to learn to get a job like the one you have?" - this is a question I've received from time to time, and my answer would vary, depending on who asked. Or rather; who I perceive the questioner to be - I cannot *know* for a fact what most suits his or her particular ambitions and style.. But in the last few years my answer, more often than not, has been "PowerShell"! Simply because I see it as one of the most important and game-changing technologies to come out of...
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