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Trying Out Azure Iot Mxchip Devkit and Azure Iot Central to Build an Azure Iot App

Intro As part of my plan to start studying for the Microsoft certification Azure IoT Developer Specialty, I decided to start to play around with some tools and sample projects to build simple IoT applications. So, I started by do some research in order to understand which tools usually other techs would use to build their IoT applications. And then, I realized that Microsoft has a IoT DevKit available to allow you to easily build your first IoT application.

A Success Story of Improved Productivity and Quality of Work Processes Using Azure Devops

This post is part of the Applied Cloud Stories initiative, promoted by Microsoft, to allow the community to share success stories using Azure services and products and help other people learn how they can also use it to overcome challenges and issues that eventually they face, or just for improve in any way their life and business. Few years ago, when I started to work with one of my clients, between an extensive number of important projects, there was a initiative being implemented by the team to redesign our work processes and improve productivity and quality of our applications and the services we provide.

The Future of Cloud Native Applications With OAM and Dapr

During the Microsoft Ignite 2019, organized in Orlando - Florida from 4th to 8th November, Mark Russinovich, the Azure CTO, presented two innovative and revolutionary projects developed by Microsoft that aim to solve a bunch of existing problems nowadays for IT Pros and Developers when they try to build distributed microservice-based applications. This session was named “The Future of Cloud Native Applications with Open Application Model (OAM) and Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr)”.

Exploring Azure Cognitive Services in Azure Advent Calendar 2019

During December of 2019, two Azure MVPs, Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper are running an amazing initiative called the Azure Advent Calendar. From 1st of December to 25th of December, each day you will have available at least three (3) Azure related videos from Azure community members posted to this YouTube Channel. These videos are for those new to Azure and all the way through to the expert level. This initiative enables you to access relevant Azure content in an easy and quick way for you to get new or refresh your knowledge on some of these services.

Managing Azure Sql Database Performance

Today, I proudly announce that my first Pluralsight course was published. This course is related with Azure SQL database services and explains you how you can leverage Azure features and services to monitor your database performance, troubleshoot any issues that occur and tune your database performance, in a simple and easy way, that allows you to achieve the best performance on your databases. Preparation Since it is my first course, I will share with you all the experience and some lessons learned during the process of producing this course.

Leveraging Azure Serverless to build Event-driven applications

Yesterday I had the pleasure to talk to the Azure Dublin Meetup community about Leveraging Azure Serverless to build Event-driven Applications. It was an amazing opportunity to share some of my knowledge related to Azure and also explain how it can be used in real life scenarios that we face on day a day basis. There was a really nice audience, committed to learn and share their experience and knowledge as well, including few Microsoft staff that contributed to the different discussions.

Leveraging Microsoft Blazor to Build Client Side Web Applications

Prerequisites Install dotnet core 3 SDK latest version Install Blazor templates by executing the following command on the command-line: dotnet new -i Microsoft.AspNetCore.Blazor.Templates Install Visual Studio 2019 or higher, enabling the component bundles related to ASP.NET & Web Development and the Blazor extension from the Visual Studio Marketplace Introduction Microsoft released the stable release (3.0.0) of the dotnet core 3 framework on September 2019. This version of the framework brought amazing features including support for C# 8 and Blazor framework.

Using Service Mesh to enhance Communications and Governance of Microservices

Yesterday, the .NET Mafia, C# Mobsters and other Microsoft family community hosted an amazing event related with Microservices. The event had three speakers, and I had the pleasure to be one of the speakers. The first speaker - Ferdinando Aprovitolo - explained how to and all the benefits of using gRPC framework to ensure high performance on the communications of microservices. Then, I explained how you can leverage Service Mesh to enhance communications and governance of microservices.

Configure HTTPS on a Custom Domain in Azure CDN

This article is not meant to explain to you all the process to configure HTTPS on an Azure CDN custom domain because you can get all this information in this tutorial provided by Microsoft. The main goal of this article is to share an experience while trying to configure it, and when things do not go in the way you expect. Context First of all, in case you are planning to do this configuration process, or if you want to be aware of it, I would invite you to read this tutorial, so you can understand the rest of this article.

Leveraging Azure Storage Static Website, Azure CDN and Hugo Framework to Build a High Performance and Cost-Effective Website

Azure is constantly evolving to deliver us an extensive set of services that will make our lifes easier, including IT professionals, Business owners and much more. Context Recently i decided to create this personal site, so i could share with the community some lessons learned and relevant technical topics, and at same time keep notes of important information to myself for future reference. So, since multiple times i had people coming to me asking which options they should use to create their personal site or blog or even a business site, i just decided to share what was the experience to create this site, and how easy and cheap it was to create and provision it.