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Month: February 2017

Azure Resource Manager template authoring tools

Azure Resource Manager template authoring tools

In this article, I am going to touch on different tooling available for Azure Resource Manager (ARM). For anyone who does not know the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the service used to provision resources in Azure subscription using the new sets of APIs. I am not going to spend too much time on ARM in this post. When creating ARM templates, you have multiple options as far as editors are concerned. Visual Studio 2013: You can download and install…

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Developers – Use the Azure Storage Emulator when developing Azure Storage Applications

Developers – Use the Azure Storage Emulator when developing Azure Storage Applications

In a previous post, I talked about how you could interact with Azure Storage using Azure Storage Explorer. A pain for developers is the need to have an Azure Storage account setup with a subscription when developing applications that interact with Azure Storage blobs or data. The Azure Storage Emulator is a nifty little tool allows developers to work against local storage and with the extra bonus that this local storage can be picked up and browsed by Azure Storage…

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Microsoft Azure Storage Access & Interaction Tools

Microsoft Azure Storage Access & Interaction Tools

I recently had a project where I needed a capability to store BLOB’s in the cloud to meet some requirements of having a fast download speeds, scalable infrastructure and cheap storage & access of various different types of BLOBs my my client. I turned to see if Azure had some tools such as Microsoft Azure Storage,that could help me out. Obviously with the release of Microsoft Azure Storage, users will need a mechanism to access and interact with their data….

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Choosing between Azure Container Services, Azure Service Fabric and Azure Functions

Choosing between Azure Container Services, Azure Service Fabric and Azure Functions

I’ve been trying to conceptualize the difference between Azure Container Services (ACS), Azure Service Fabric (ASF) and Azure Functions (AF) and when to use what.  I found a great article from Mahesh Kshirsagar of Microsoft who published a neat little blog on some basic points to consider when needing to choose between the three options of Azure Container Services, Azure Service Fabric and Azure Functions.  I’ve tried to summarize this here along with some other key ingredients you should consider. Use Azure…

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