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Hands-On Azure Container Apps 101 — Deploying a scalable Go-Backend

David Minkovski shares a hands-on guide to explore the power and simplicity of Azure Container Apps and Azure Front Door as a great alternative to Azure Kubernetes Services and other Kubernetes implementations for developers. Motivation I am sure you have seen the world go crazy about Kubernetes and while this technology is amazing and...

How to enhance your chatbot so it can retrieve data from multiple data sources & orchestrate its own plan with C# Semantic Kernel, planner & Azure OpenAI – part 4 (local development & deployment details)

In this multi-part series, Jordan Bean shares how to enhance a chatbot to retrieve data from multiple data sources and orchestrate plans with C# Semantic Kernel, planner, and Azure Open AI. In the previous post, I detailed how the demo app runs. In this post, let’s talk about some of the techniques & technologies I used to make...

How to enhance your chatbot so it can retrieve data from multiple data sources & orchestrate its own plan with C# Semantic Kernel, planner & Azure OpenAI – part 3 (demo app)

In this multi-part series, Jordan Bean shares how to enhance a chatbot to retrieve data from multiple data sources and orchestrate plans with C# Semantic Kernel, planner, and Azure Open AI. In the previous post, we talked about the implementation details of how the demo app works & how to set up Semantic Kernel, with the  and...

How to enhance your chatbot so it can retrieve data from multiple data sources & orchestrate its own plan with C# Semantic Kernel, planner & Azure OpenAI – part 2 (demo app implementation)

In this multi-part series, Jordan Bean shares how to enhance a chatbot to retrieve data from multiple data sources and orchestrate plans with C# Semantic Kernel, planner, and Azure Open AI. In the previous post, we discussed how the RAG pattern isn’t enough to answer complex user questions. We talked about using Semantic Kernel ...

How to enhance your chatbot so it can retrieve data from multiple data sources & orchestrate its own plan with C# Semantic Kernel, planner & Azure OpenAI – part 1

In this multi-part series, Jordan Bean shares how to enhance a chatbot to retrieve data from multiple data sources and orchestrate plans with C# Semantic Kernel, planner, and Azure Open AI. As discussed in the previous post about Azure OpenAI, using the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern is a simple & effective way to ...

Configuration of Data Movement between On-prem or private network to Azure Cloud

In this post, Yanzhong Liang (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect) and Todd Shain (United Healthcare Group) share some learnings from the field, moving data between environments with Azure Data Factory. In this article, we will take a look at how to transfer files between your on-premises or private network and Azure cloud storage, ...

Effective Kubernetes for JakartaEE and Microprofile Developers

In this post, David Minkovski explores some best practices to get your deployment up and running on Kubernetes and Azure. Motivation Kubernetes has become one of the most loved solutions for managing containers. But can you tell me why people love it? Because it runs magic containers (essentially what you want) where you want. Whether...

Azure DevOps Workload Identity Federation

With the recent arrival of the Public preview of Workload identity federation for Azure Pipelines, you may be wondering how to efficiently migrate dozens or even hundreds of ARM Service Connections to take advantage of these benefits.  In this post, Emmanuel Knafo dives right in. Updating Your Azure DevOps ARM Service Connections To ...

Configuring Azure Blob Trigger Identity Based Connection

So want to connect your blob triggered function to a storage account, but you don’t want to put your connection string or secrets into the configuration?  Andrew Redman explores how to do it in this blog post. What’s the problem? You want to connect your blob triggered function to a storage account, but you don’t want to put ...