Azure Devops services overview

Azure Devops services overview

The current post presents an Azure Devops services overview, as of late October 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure devops services. You find an overview of all Azure service categories … Read more

Azure developer tools services overview

Azure developer tools

Introduction The current post attempts to present an overview of the Azure developer tools services, as of late June 2022. Azure Developer tools services allow administrators and developers to build, manage, and continuously deliver cloud applications using any platform, development runtime or language. Examples of containers services include Azure DevOps, Azure Pipelines, Visual Studio, Visual … Read more

gRPC support on Azure App Service

Azure App Service

gRPC announcement Microsoft announced today that gRPC is now available and supported on Azure App Service for Linux workloads. This was made possible by recent platform upgrades to the HTTP reverse proxy layer to leverage YARP and Kestrel. This is an important announcement as it removes the native support limitation in Azure App Service which … Read more

Azure database services overview

Introduction The current post attempts to present an overview of the Azure database services, as of late May 2022. Azure database services mainly cover the conventional database administration side of things (with SQL and NoSQL databases) but can conceptually expand to cover a full range of Analytics and Data Engineering and Analysis services (for example … Read more

Azure container services overview

Azure Container Services

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure container services, as of early May 2022. Generally speaking, containers are an evolution to virtualization solutions and fall under the Azure Compute Services category. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts … Read more

The Microsoft Inside Track

The Microsoft Inside Track

Introduction When implementing IT solutions which are complex and require proper in-depth planning, it is crucial to perform technical assessments and creating an inventory of the “as-is” situation as well as assess the organization’s operational and business requirements alongside the technical requirements. Implementing an IT solution, especially when this involves some sort of migration, requires … Read more

New Azure region in China

Azure region overview

New Azure region in China On March 1st, 2022, a new Azure region in North China was established by Microsoft. This new data center adds the fifth Azure region to the China market and doubles the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China. Announced in 2012, and officially launched in March 2014 with two … Read more

Azure AD Graph retirement date

Microsoft Graph API

Microsoft had announced that on 30 June 2022, they would retire Azure AD Graph. The Azure AD Graph retirement date has now changed. On April 7th 2022, Microsoft published the following update about Azure AD Graph retirement date: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-your-apps-to-use-microsoft-graph-before-30-june-2022/. Before that date, you’ll need to update your apps that use it to instead use Microsoft … Read more

New Azure region in India

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New Azure region in India On March 7th 2022, Microsoft announced its intent to establish a new Azure region in India and more specifically in Hyderabad, Telangana. This adds to the ever growing number of Azure data centers around the globe. This strategic investment is aligned with Microsoft’s commitment to help customers thrive in a … Read more

FSLogix 2201 release is generally available

fslogix

FSLogix 2201 release is generally available Following the public preview release, the FSLogix 2201 release is now generally available for all Microsoft customers. As part of the GA release, Microsoft provides a new build that you can download here:https://aka.ms/fslogix/download. Bug fixes The following items have been fixed in this release. Fixed issue where the FSLogix … Read more

Azure compute services overview

Azure compute services

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure compute services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure compute services. You find an overview of all … Read more

Azure analytics services overview

Azure analytics

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure analytics services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure analytics services. You find an overview of all … Read more

Microsoft TCO calculator overview

Azure TCO calculator

Introduction When planning your on-premise to Azure migration there are a lot of technical and business factors which need to be taken into account. First off, you need to assess your existing on-premises infrastructure and make decisions as to whether or not to migrate everything to Azure or keep a hybrid infrastructure with Azure Arc … Read more

Comparison of DaaS and VDI services

Azure Virtual Desktop

Desktop As A Service (DaaS) is a broad term which covers remote computing services running in a cloud (private, public or hybrid). In the framework of DaaS services, end-users can utilize virtual apps and virtual desktops running on a cloud infrastructure. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a very similar concept in which virtual desktop services … Read more