This article is based on exciting information just released at Microsoft’s Build conference on May 23, 2023. What we have today When Synapse Analytics was created, technical sessions inspired me with some comparisons and explanations, and I reproduced them in my own technical sessions and writing. Synapse was created from a request from many Microsoft … Read more
The five-part series is designed to jump-start any IT professional’s journey in the fascinating world of Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML). Readers don’t need prior knowledge of Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, or Azure to begin this adventure. All you will need is an Azure subscription and I will show you how … Read more
Serverless computing is pushing C# to evolve to the next level. This is exciting because you pay-per-use and only incur charges when the code is running. This means that .NET 6 must spin up fast, do its job, then die quickly. This mantra of birth and rebirth pushes developers and the underlying tech to think … Read more
Let’s talk about authentication between Azure Functions and resources used by Azure Functions and conclude with many poorly documented secrets about how to use User Assigned Managed Identity. When we build Azure functions, they usually need to authenticate against other Azure resources: Azure SQL Database, Storage Accounts, Service Bus and many more. Each of these services … Read more
Azure SQL Database has been around for over ten years and is constantly evolving with new capabilities and options. Dennes Torres explains 8 features and best practices of Azure SQL Database.… Read more
A data lake is a scalable data storage repository that can ingest large amounts of raw data and make it available on-demand. Robert Sheldon explains the benefits and challenges of data lakes.
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You can define policies for your Azure SQL Databases for security and meeting your organization’s standards. Management groups simplify policies over multiple subscriptions. Michael Wood explains Azure Policies and Management Groups.
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It was always important to me to keep up with the latest versions of SQL Server, but especially so when I was a database administrator or consultant. I wasn’t always able to work with the new versions right away in production, but at least I had an idea about features, capabilities, and benefits. Fifteen years … Read more
The ability to scale up and down without maintaining extra hardware is one of the best cloud computing features. In this article, Mahendran Purushothaman explains autoscaling in Microsoft Azure.… Read more
No matter what you need, Azure probably has a solution. In this article Diogo Souza demonstrates how to host a static web page in Azure in just a few steps with Azure Blob Storage and Azure CDN.… Read more