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The Microsoft Planetary Computer

Susan Leighton spotlights the Planetary Computer, combining a multi-petabyte catalog of global environmental data with intuitive APIs, a flexible scientific environment that allows users to answer global questions about that data, and applications that put those answers in the hands of conservation stakeholders. In Microsoft’s 2021 ...

Express Design – AppDev on Steroids

Tahir Naveed spotlights Express Design, a new way to quickly get started with Power Apps by instantly transforming your visual design into an app. As soon as the announcement of Express Design came out on Microsoft Build, I wanted to get my hands dirty with it. Here is a quick tutorial on how it works. Express Design (Preview) is a ...

DevOps Fragility, Antipatterns, and Consequences

Mark Eisenberg and Keith Anderson spotlight app architecture, organizational structure, and testing responsibilities and the importance of how these areas can improve or hinder the effectiveness of DevOps practices. Overview DevOps was born from the idea of applying development practices and tooling to the creation and management of IT...

Kubernetes and Challenges in Cloud-Agnostic Strategies

Stephen Abdo and Pete Tian examine cloud-agnostic strategies and explore common challenges and misconceptions. Overview and Industry Trends Over the past several years there has been an increased focus on adopting cloud-agnostic strategies. Some common reasons to do this are to avoid becoming dependent on any one cloud provider and ...

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