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Chris is an Azure Solutions Architect with more than 14 years of experience building Enterprise systems using a wide array of Microsoft technologies, including Bing Maps and the Microsoft Azure cloud. He has been a 5 time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award. Chris has successfully implemented numerous Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform since its initial release all the way back in 2010.

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What Really is DevOps?

The term DevOps is still relatively new to the technology industry. The definition of DevOps isn’t really as clear as is for Agile Development Methodology. For many teams and organizations DevOps is a sort of unobtainable mythical beast; a unicorn if you will. Although, DevOps is obtainable for any team so long as the necessary […]

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Azure Service Bus: ARM, Xplat-CLI, PowerShell, Portals and SDK

I’ve been working with the Azure Service Bus quite a bit lately and have discovered some catches to working with it. These aren’t technology catches, but rather related to the SDK and tooling support surrounding the Azure Service Bus features. Even though Azure Service Bus has been around almost since the beginning, for years, it […]

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Azure ARM Template: Import and Export Templates from Portal

The feature support for Azure Resource Manager and ARM Templates has been a little light since it’s initial release. This is something that is slowly changing, however, an update to the Azure Portal released this week helps move ARM Template support forward in a big way. This new feature is the ability to Export any […]

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Azure ARM Template: Create Service Bus Topic with Subscription

The previous article in this series covered how to setup an Azure Resource Group project with ARM Template that creates an Azure Service Bus Namespace. This article build upon the previous, to create an Azure Service Bus Topic with a Subscription to catch all messages. Instead of starting from scratch, this article builds on the […]

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Azure ARM Template: Create Service Bus Namespaces

The Visual Studio 2015 support GUI support for Azure Resource Group projects and managing ARM Templates is still fairly new. As a result there isn’t full GUI and editor support in it for all features of Azure; although there are a lot of features already supported. One of the features that isn’t supported through the […]

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Azure ARM Template: Define Web App Application Settings

The previous article in this series covered how to define database Connection Strings for an App Service Web App within an ARM Template. This article will continue to build on the foundation of deploying a Web App using an ARM Template by exploring how to define Application Settings (aka appSettings) for an App Service Web […]

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SharePoint 2016 RTM Released

This week on Pi Day, March 14th, Microsoft announced that SharePoint Server 2016 has reached RTM (Release to Manufacturing). This new release of SharePoint Server brings with it new capabilities for users, IT pros and administrators. SharePoint 2016 also includes features for powering the next generation of hybrid capabilities. In addition, the cloud hybrid search for […]

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Azure ARM Template: Define Web App Connection Strings

Previous articles covered what Azure Resource Manager is, along with how to setup an Azure Resource Group project within Visual Studio 2015 to deploy an ASP.NET Web Application to Azure as an App Service Web App. Being able to deploy an application to Azure is just the first step. In order to really use ARM […]

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Deploy Azure Web App using ARM Template from Visual Studio 2015

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the new set of APIs for deploying and managing Microsoft Azure services. A previous article in this series defines what Azure Resource Manager (ARM) means for Developers, IT Pros and DevOps. This article will dive into the details of using Azure Resource Manager, ARM Templates, Visual Studio 2015, and the Azure SDK to […]

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Introduction to Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft is in the process of transitioning the Microsoft Azure tools over to using the new Azure Resource Manager (ARM) model for managing Azure resources. On the surface this looks to be merely a change in the API’s and tools. While this is mostly true, it’s a shift that offers a more streamlined approach to […]

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What Does Azure Stack Mean for the Enterprise?

At the Ignite 2015 conference Microsoft had announced a few details about what Azure Stack is, and that at its most basic level it’s Azure Services that run in the On-Premises, Enterprise Data Center. Back when Microsoft Azure launched in 2010, there was a promise of Azure in your Data Center, that wasn’t talked about […]

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“Cloud is Strong” according to Microsoft Q2 2016 Earnings

I’ve previously blogged about Azure being the future of the Enterprise data center. Some times it can be difficult to tell how well Microsoft’s Cloud business (Azure and Office 365) are doing. Good news for us is that when Microsoft releases their earnings, they do give a glimpse of how well the different divisions of the business are […]

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Importance of the Cloud: Scaling, IaaS, PaaS

There’s always been a level of redundancy built into large Production or even smaller mission critical systems. Scaling out is the answer to both by adding additional compute resources as well as increase the overall uptime reliability of a system. This principle is no different when it comes to the cloud, than it is on-premises. […]

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Azure: Did You Know? Azure Storage Explorer

This week at the Microsoft Connect() 2015 conference there were many new features and updates Microsoft Azure and rest of the Microsoft developer stack. Among these updates was the announcement of the all new Azure Storage Explorer being added to the set of Azure SDK tools. The Azure Storage Explorer is a stand-alone application that […]

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AzureCon – 1 Day Free Virtual Event with Top Azure Experts

AzureCon is a Free virtual conference for Developers and IT Pros on September 29, 2015 focusing on all things azure. This conference builds on AzureConf 2014 and offers an exceptional opportunity to learn all about what existing, new and coming soon to the Microsoft Azure platform. This event is lead by top Azure experts from Scott […]

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Azure: Did you know? PowerShell Automation

PowerShell has existed within Windows for some time now, providing much superior scripting / automation abilities than the old command line. Although, you can use the Azure Xplat CLI from the command line on Windows, Linux or Mac, the Azure PowerShell cmdlets provide a better environment to create, test, deploy and manage your Azure solutions […]

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Azure, IoT and the Future Enterprise Data Center

The Cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the most exciting areas of computer science right now. The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about small devices with sensors and other components that can both gather data from and interact with the real world. The Cloud is the platform perfect for aggregating together […]

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Azure Did You Know? Management using the Cross Platform Command Line Interface

The Microsoft Azure Xplat-CLI provides a cross-platform command line interface for managing, deploying, configuring and developing Microsoft Azure applications and services. While the browser based Management Portal works great, you can’t script and automate it. Using the Xplat-CLI you can do just that! Unlike PowerShell, that only supports Windows, the Xplat-CLI supports Windows, Mac OSX and […]

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Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]

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