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The Benefits of Using Cloud-Based Platforms for Data Science

As everything in this world matures and goes through the steps of evolution, Data Science is not much different. Even though it became more affordable for the companies to jump on the Data Science bandwagon and generate quick wins, Volume, Velocity, and Variety are still the bottleneck for most of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects. […]

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Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure: Better Together

Microsoft and Adobe announced their partnership last fall, and as a leading partner to both, we’ve been hard at work understanding how this alliance will benefit our customers. Check out our Adobe blog, where we take a closer look at Adobe Experience Manager and Microsoft Azure, and find out how combining the two solutions can […]

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Sitecore Symposium 2017: What’s New In Azure?

What’s New In Azure? This session was led by Michael Collier. He talked about some of the new features in the Azure portal. The following are my notes from the session: Storage Service Encryption Data encrypted at rest Can have automatic key management Automatically encrypted on save and read Vulnerability Assessment in SQL Runs scans […]

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Azure ARM NSGs and Windows Firewall Issues

There is something to be said about old infrastructure guys making the transition to cloud computing. Namely, troubleshooting experience. Background I was asked to assist with a project for the Azure QuickStart templates on GitHub. The goal was to provide a template that shows the power of Cloudera Hadoop and Tableau dashboards. I was asked […]

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Nested Virtualization on Azure VM

Microsoft announced nested virtualization support with the Dv3 and Ev3 series of Azure VMs. Wow! So, what does this mean and what are some use cases? Well, think about moving workloads to Azure from your on premise data center. You may have a Hyper-V host with an environment all ready to go. We want to […]

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“Intelligent Cloud” Drives Strong Microsoft Fiscal Year-End

Recently, Perficient’s chairman and CEO Jeff Davis sat down with CRN to talk about Microsoft’s solid end to its fiscal year 2017 – which was driven strongly by the cloud. “Revenue from Microsoft’s intelligent cloud segment increased 11 percent during fiscal fourth quarter to $7.4 billion. That included Azure’s near doubling of sales—97 percent growth—during […]

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Highlights from Microsoft Build Conference Day 1 Keynote

The Day 1 Keynote for Microsoft Build 2017 was a great mix of developer inspirations and new technology releases. The inspiration piece ranged from large fortune 500 companies leveraging Azure all the way to a researcher building a watch-like device that helped a woman with Parkinsons write her own name for the first time in […]

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Protect Your Azure Resources

Diligence in security implementation for your Microsoft Azure resources is critical. Here are just a few of the ways you can quickly improve your security posture in Azure: Use Security Policies Not only can you define policies for your entire Azure subscription, you can also tailor them for each resource group based on your company’s security […]

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Serverless Computing

Introduction Cost optimization, better flexibility and efficient resource management are some of the key factors fueling the growth of Cloud infrastructure. Serverless Computing is another step in this direction. Serverless Computing, also knows as function as a service (FAAS), is a Cloud-computing model where the Cloud provider completely manages the container that processes the service […]

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Adobe and Microsoft: News from Adobe Summit

The Perficient team is at Adobe Summit this week, and we couldn’t be more excited about the expanding partnership between Adobe and Microsoft. On our Adobe blog today, Rich Wood, Perficient’s National Director of Digital Content Platforms, recaps the conference, including next steps for the partnership and what it means to critics and fans alike: […]

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Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure – Why Not?

On our Adobe blog, Perficient’s expert Greg Dawson discusses the potential for running Adobe Experience Manager on Microsoft Azure: Adobe Experience Manager runs within a Java Virtual Machine, and deployments on both RedHat Enterprise Linux and its community counterpart, CentOS are supported operating systems. As these are the OSes we most commonly see for AEM […]

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[Guide] Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud Journey with Microsoft Azure

The cloud continues to generate a lot of buzz in the IT world, and for good reason: According to Gartner, 50% of enterprises will be using hybrid cloud solutions this year. But making the move to the cloud can be intimidating. There are many things to consider: What are the best practices? Who are the […]

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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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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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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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Getting Access Tokens for both SharePoint and Microsoft Graph

A few days ago, I was working on a project and needed to know if it was possible to access a user’s Exchange Online calendar using the same access token used to access list data in one of their SharePoint Online site collections. The Microsoft documentation is confusing due to the rapid pace of change […]

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