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Archive for August, 2017

August 30, 2017

Azure Blog storage events in preview

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Edit:  You need to opt-in to this and Microsoft is only letting a few tenants in at a time. Go to this site for more information. In a continuation of the announcement of the Azure Event Grid, Azure Blob storage now has storage events in preview.  Azure Blob storage will trigger events when a blob […]

August 29, 2017

Big difference between on-premises and cloud development

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 12:02 pm

In an interview I had recently (been doing that a lot lately trying to find a good job) I had one person ask me “What do you feel is the biggest difference between developing for on-premises and the cloud?”   That one caught me a bit off guard as I have never really considered it […]

August 23, 2017

Microsoft announces Archive Blob storage

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Microsoft announced today the public preview of Azure Archive Blob storage. This gives you a way to cheaply store documents that you need to keep, perhaps for legal reasons, but you are fairly certain you will not need to look at often, if at all. The actual pricing has not yet been released but seeing […]

August 22, 2017

See what is coming next for the Azure Portal

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It goes without saying that if you are using Azure you are aware of the Azure portal and can access it via However, did you know that you can see what is coming soon to the Azure portal by going to ?  This gives you a chance to check out the newest features […]

August 16, 2017

Azure Event Grids in Preview now

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 4:50 pm

Azure Event Grid was just released into preview today.  What this does is enable Azure applications to become more reactive.  Rather than polling to see if something has been done, Azure Event Grid can ping your program when it gets an event letting it know that something has occurred.  There is a great tutorial on […]

August 13, 2017

64bit Visual Studio Code is now available!

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 3:45 pm

The July 2017 update for Visual Studio Code is now available and one of the best new features, in my opinion, is the new 64bit version of VS Code!  You are using VS Code, right?  If not, why not?  It is a great free editor.  Granted it does not have all the features of Visual […]

August 7, 2017

CAP Theorem

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 6:06 pm

In continuing my discussion of cloud design patterns, this post talks about the CAP theorem (also known as Brewer’s theorem after the computer scientist, Eric Brewer, who coined it) which is about distributed systems. While this is not 100% a cloud design pattern it is very unlikely that any system designed for the cloud can […]

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