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Azure Storage Encryption and Azure Disk Encryption – Demystified?

In this post, Sr. App Dev Manager Mark Pazicni lays out the capabilities of Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) and Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) to help clarify their applications. With Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE), your data is just encrypted. New and existing Azure Storage Account are now 256-bit AES encrypted to storage data...

Docker Blog Series Part 7– Deploy Azure Web App On Containers

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Monu Bambroo shows how to deploy a Container to Azure Web Apps directly from Azure Container Registry. Container services are encapsulated, individually deployable components that run as isolated instances on the same kernel to take advantage of virtualization that an operating system ...

Application Insights in Disconnection Mode

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Adel Ghabboun gives insight on connectivity issues in Azure and how they may effect Application Insights. He gives details about a special disconnection mode that App Insights can run on when such issues arise. Wondering what happens to Application Insights when applications lose connectivity with ...

Blockchain in the Enterprise

In this post, Sr. Consultants Farah Deendar and Chike Okor introduce blockchain concepts and enterprise adoption constraints. So, what is Blockchain exactly? Blockchain, also called distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a cryptographically safe, secure, decentralized and immutable database. Blockchain is used to create a digital ...

Why Developers Should Install WSL Today

In this post, App Dev Managers Matt Hyon and August Banks spotlights the developer benefits of WSL. You've just finished installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on your Windows 10 computer and feel pleased to see your favorite Linux distro icon pinned to your taskbar. You click to open a shell session and think, "OK, what can I do ...

Setting up .NET Core Configuration Providers

ASP Core uses the convenient Provider Pattern to load configuration key/value pairs from various sources and expose those to you as a single Configuration object. This allows you to grab a configuration key like ConnectionString with one line of code regardless of where it was sourced from. However, the configuration API is not available by default in .NET Core Console applications.

Blockchain in a nutshell

In this post, Sr. App Dev Managers Bernard Apolinario and Ajay Tanikella gives a thorough explanation of Blockchain concepts.What is Blockchain?Blockchain is a Secured, Shared, Distributed ledger. It’s a concept with the following key aspects: Reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/accelerating-the-adoption-of-enterprise-...

Is Your Development Staff Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

In this post, Principal Consultant/ADM Larry Duff discuss some ethical challenges in Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence has been a dream of computer scientists for many years. I remember my early days of programming I had a Commodore Pet. I was excited that I had a book of programs, I typed them in and saved to my tape drive. One...

Using VSTS API with PowerShell to scaffold Team Projects

In this post, Senior Application Development Managers Art Garcia demonstrates how to navigate the VSTS REST APIs. Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS has matured into one of the leading Application Lifecycle management tools available. It allows you to not only manage your work and team velocity, but it also is a great tool to use in ...