Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams

This article provides an overview of all Microsoft Cloud fundamentals certification exams. For more detailed information, refer to the Microsoft documentation and Microsoft Learn links provided in this article as well as review the Cloud Computing School Youtube channel free videos. Microsoft provides free guidance on how to prepare for any certification exam, worthwhile reviewing … Read more

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 compute services. You find an overview of all Azure service categories … Read more

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters

Notable cloud magazines and newsletters I have compiled a collection of notable cloud magazines and newsletters which I would like to share with everyone on this blog. My main topics of interest are the following: Windows Server administration Linux Server administration Microsoft Azure administration Microsoft 365 administration Powershell Reading a magazine or newsletter on the … 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

Cloud skills training programs

cloud education

Introduction One of the most common facts in IT organizations worldwide is the lack of cloud skills of both IT administrators and end users. An increasing number of enterprises are starting to realize the importance of investing in Cloud Computing skills training for their employees. Besides the available third party training solutions and educational organizations, … Read more

World Backup Day

world backup day

World Backup Day – 31st March World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out on reddit by a couple of concerned users. The World Backup … Read more

New Azure region in India

azure

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