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  1. 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.
  2. I know Kung-Fu

    Almost everyone who has seen the Matrix movie remembers that scene. Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, has just spent the day learning martial arts, by some brain writing sci-fi process. His mentor comes in at the end of one of these "lessons", Neo opens his eyes and says "I know Kung-Fu".Of course, learning is not that easy in real life, it takes a certain amount of time, long hours of work and practice. And it probably never ends. Take my current favorite subject, the cloud. To be precise I should say...
  3. Continuous Deployment from GitHub to Azure

    Continuous Deployment from GitHub, the web based Git source repository service to Azure, the cloud offering from Microsoft, resolves many bottlenecks related to manual application deployment. Most of the open source developers use GitHub as a public or private repository to track code changes and as a collaboration tool. Integrating or deploying applications directly from GitHub to Azure reduce the time taken for manual deployment of applications. Let us quickly see how we can deploy a small...
  4. 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...
  5. Think about Cloud – the correct way

    Recently I got a question from a friend – what good will moving to cloud give me, will it save my money?Maybe or maybe not – it depends and it depends on how you look at your money/time correlation.Moving to cloud and thinking about saving money first of all is very wrong. Cloud gives you reliability, capacity, high-availability, performance, flexibility, mobility, seamless experience, newest versions of hardware/software… Cloud is your possibility to make your company work better and more efficient....
  6. Moving a Cloud App to a different Azure Resource Group

    I used the new Visual Studio Team Services buils to deploy to an Azure CloudService web app. It created the web app automatically for me, but was put into a default resource group. I wanted to move it to the resource goup I had defined for other parts of the system. I found out that it can’t be done through the Azure PortalI’m new to using PowerShell to manage Azure and had to go through several blogs and steps to move my resource.I started my journey by finding this article (
  7. Block Certain Extensions Office 365

  8. Azure Active Directory Join...

    Azure Active Directory Join is the functionality that registers a device in Azure Active Directory to enable centralized management of the device( As AD On Prem use to). It makes it possible for users to connect to the cloud through Azure Active Directory.Azure AD Join is intended for Small to Large Companies that do not have an on-premises Windows Server Active Directory infrastructure.If you are focusing on reducing your on-prem footprint and wish to focus more incloud, Azure AD Join could benefit...
  9. DirSync Issues on Office 365?

    ....with Azure Active Directory, you have an OS instance in your environment that runs the DirSync component, which essentially uses Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) to synchronize with Azure Active Directory. The email you received is alerting you that synchronization hasn't occurred for 24 hours. The first thing to check is that the OS instance that synchronizes is running and has Internet connectivity.On the OS instance that runs DirSync, launch miisclient.exe( C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Active...
  10. Web API for .NET Part 1: Creating Your First Project

    As a freelance software developer I get thrown into many different kinds of projects. They include a variety of different technologies (although I favour the Microsoft stack) and they are on a wide spectrum of “project approachability”. But that I mean they vary widely in terms of how well maintained they are, how well the code is written (which is another completely different discussion for another time), how well it is documented and how easily you can jump in as an outsider and start contributing.
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