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Adobe Experience Manager on Azure – Virtual Networks

Since the announcement of the Microsoft/Adobe partnership at Ignite, we at Perficient have been working to make this a first-class offer for our clients. The internet wouldn’t exist if all the world’s computers were isolated from one another. Networking is the foundation of modern day computing, so it’s only logical to start with this topic! […]

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Driving in the Fast Lane: Microsoft’s Connected Car

Last week at CES, Microsoft announced the “Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform,” which the company describes as: “…a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure cloud and designed to empower auto manufacturers to create custom connected driving experiences. This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product;’ it’s a living, agile platform that […]

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Importance of Policy Scope in Azure API Management

Policies are a very powerful component in Azure API Management (APIM) that allows to customize API input and output. By using policies in APIM it’s possible, for example: – Set call rate limits and quotas – Modify request/response bodies – Add/remove HTTP headers – Validate JWT – Configure CORS and so on. Most policies could […]

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Azure Application Gateway – 10 Lessons Learned

Azure Application Gateway is a powerful Microsoft Azure PaaS service that is providing HTTP load balancing, reverse proxy, SSL termination and web application firewall capabilities. It’s very well documented there: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/. However, there a a few not-that-obvious things that could be easily missed in the provided documentation. I recently spent some time working with Azure […]

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Sitecore 8.2u1 Azure Resource Manager Templates

The Sitecore and Microsoft worlds have been abuzz lately with the latest iteration of Sitecore’s Experience Platform product – version 8.2 Update 1. The big feature update with Update 1 is full support for Azure Resource Manager support for the Sitecore platform. Deploying Sitecore on Azure has actually been available since version 6.3 with the Sitecore […]

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Defining Azure Application Gateway custom probes in ARM template

By far, the most convenient way to configure Azure Application Gateway is to use ARM template. The reasons are: – Application gateway configuration could be really complex, it may have multiple backend server pools, listeners and complicated routing rules – Application gateway is generally slow to configure. It’s not uncommon to wait 10-15 minutes for […]

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Simulating DR failover endpoints in Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager is Azure PaaS service which is helpful in the following scenarios: 1. Directing incoming application traffic to the nearest Azure data center 2. Failover to the other Azure data center (DR) in case of a catastrophic failure 3. Distributing traffic between endpoints according to the assigned endpoint weight value In this blog […]

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Sitecore DevOps on Microsoft Azure

A few months ago, Tim McCarthy and I had the opportunity to give a presentation at Sitecore Symposium in New Orleans, LA about Sitecore, infrastructure-as-code, and build and release strategy using Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure. These are platforms and practices that we use daily in maintaining consistent build and deploy processes and […]

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Using Azure DocumentDB with Sitecore xDB

DocumentDB is a NoSQL JSON database by Microsoft that is provided as a service in Azure. Due to its cloud service architecture, this allows developers and clients to read and write to the service using the DocumentDB API and have a globally scalable and lightning fast data repository. This provides a consumption-based NoSQL database and […]

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Join Us at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta

Microsoft’s largest tech event is just around the corner, and we’ll be there! Microsoft Ignite kicks off on Monday, Sept. 26, in Atlanta and runs through Friday, Sept. 30. We’ll be at booth #2132 answering questions about all things Microsoft. Stop by and meet our experts! We’ll be showcasing Rise, our fully-responsive, mobile-ready Intranet-as-a-Service solution. […]

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