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  • Blog Post: Storing Your Secrets in Azure Websites App Settings

    Guest post by Dave White As more applications move to the cloud, companies are faced with a few new challenges: Azure web applications are frequently managed via portals by IT Professionals and not developers IT Professionals may not have access to the source code to make configuration changes and arguably...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for Global Azure Bootcamp

    Guest post by Ken Cenerelli In honour of Global Azure Bootcamp ,, which will be next month on April 25, 2015, I decided to create a list of free Microsoft Azure training resources to help you prepare. If you would like to participate in a Global Azure Bootcamp you can find a participating location near...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Reading On: Azure eBooks

    There are a ton of different learning formats available to get or keep up your technical knowledge, but there’s one format that everyone still loves – books. We’re all technologists though, right? So when I say books in this case, I’m referring to eBooks. The below is the latest list of eBooks from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Why are Azure Virtual Networks important for developers?

    As a developer, I used to forget about Virtual Networks. And to be fair, I shied away from pretty much everything that can be considered as infrastructure. Microsoft Azure is a game changer! It requires Developers and IT Pros to collaborate on projects. Let’s take a moment to set things right. Developers...
  • Blog Post: Let us take you from complete beginner to professional web developer

    It can be difficult to connect the dots from beginner programmer to understanding the architecture of a full fledged application. We've put together a learning path to try and help! This post shares a learning path that can help you go from beginner coder to creating the architecture of a professional...
  • Blog Post: A Lap Around Azure Websites – All the Questions and Links From the Talk

    Not too long ago, Jon Galloway and Cory Fowler presented a live “ Lap Around Azure Websites ” on Microsoft Virtual Academy. I was the online “Community Expert” for the live event and fielded questions in the chat. The Links Shared from the Session Some questions were more easily answered just by sharing...
  • Blog Post: Be More, Do More with Developer Movement

    If you like to play with code, you'll want to read on. Join Developer Movement, Microsoft Canada's developer rewards program, and earn points for every challenge you complete! Points can be redeemed for a number of great prizes including #DevMov swag, gaming mice/keyboards, Xbox One consoles, Windows...
  • Blog Post: Fifty ways to use your Azure

    As I sat staring at a slide listing all the different uses for Azure, and thought how boring it is to just list all the features to an audience, my brain started to wander… So for a different perhaps more light hearted look at some of the many features available on Azure read on… The problem is everything...
  • Blog Post: Part 1: An Introduction to Azure Data Services

    Hello and welcome to this new tutorial series of Azure Data Services. Through the course of this tutorial, I will take you through what Azure has to offer in Data Services. I will start with the basics of relational databases, dig into the goodness of non-relational offerings and end with what is new...
  • Blog Post: Part 5: Azure Mobile Service: What you need to know about Backend Server Scripts and Scheduling

    This tutorial series takes you through how Azure Mobile Services provides Mobile-Backend-As-A-Service by discussing various features and basics of how to get started. Part 1: How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World Part 2: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know to get...
  • Blog Post: Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites–Part 4

    This is a bonus post continuing the 3-part series on setting up the Ghost 0.5.x working from source code on Azure Windows Azure Websites. Part 1: Setup Part 2: Customize the Deployment Part 3: Customize Themes Now we are rocking an awesome NodeJS blog, complete with a custom theme, all being deployed...
  • Blog Post: Part 4: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know about Authentication and Authorization

    This tutorial series takes you through how Azure Mobile Services provides Mobile-Backend-As-A-Service by discussing various features and basics of how to get started. Part 1: How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World Part 2: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know to get...
  • Blog Post: Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites–Part 3

    This is part 3 of 3 of a blog series where David Wesst takes you through getting Ghost 0.5.x working from source control on Azure Websites. Read part 1 here and part 2 here . We are on the home stretch now! In this post, we are going to get a theme in a separate Github repo being pulled into our...
  • Blog Post: Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites–Part 2

    This is part 1 of 3 of a blog series where David Wesst takes you through getting Ghost 0.5.x working from source control on Azure Websites. Read part 1 here . Last time we forked the Ghost Blog source code and found that the default Azure website deployment didn't work. This time we, we customize the...
  • Blog Post: Ghost 0.5.x from Source to Azure Web Sites

    This is part 1 of 3 of a blog series where David Wesst takes you through getting Ghost 0.5.x working from source control on Azure Websites. Plus, I'm because I'm better with JavaScript than PHP, I get to learn from the source code . The Problem I upgraded to 0.5.x which was a big release...
  • Blog Post: Azure Fridays - A Powershell script to Download RSS Videos

    Azure Fridays If you are like me then time is a very precious and limited commodity. Also we both love learning new things! Unfortunately these two statements often conflict ;) That’s why I’m such a big fan of Azure Friday which is a weekly 10(ish) minute video series on Azure. It gives...
  • Blog Post: Can I Deploy to Azure with an Open Source Language?

    Yes! You can deploy to Azure using the Azure API and SDK for your favorite open source language. In the spirit of openness, Azure has outstanding support for numerous open source languages and web stacks across a whole spectrum of cloud products. With the exception of .NET, each language has its own...
  • Blog Post: Hacking the North with Microsoft Azure

      A short time ago Microsoft Canada sponsored an Azure API Challenge at the Hack The North conference. The goal of this challenge was to create some new and innovative way of using the Azure Cloud platform in under 36 hours. The participants were absolutely amazing! We got many different types of...
  • Blog Post: Part 2: Azure Mobile Services: What you need to know to get started with Storage Services

    How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World is a generic overview of Azure Mobile Services and the various features that provide Mobile-Backend-As-A-Service (MB-a-a-S). In this article, I will dig deeper into Storage Services. Through this article, I will introduce you to the...
  • Blog Post: Its all about being Open!

    Why Open? One of the coolest things to happen at Microsoft is embracing and supporting Openness . This is about how we, as a company, collaborate with others in the industry and how we listen to our customers. Its about the choice that we give to our customers and developers. Right from supporting...
  • Blog Post: Programming with Python? Open Source? Microsoft? Did I miss something?

    In a word: yes. I recently recorded Introduction to Programming with Python with Susan Ibach. During the session, toasters became a bit of a running gag, so there was a picture of me on set holding a toaster. When I posted the picture to Facebook a friend of mine asked me the question that inspired the...
  • Blog Post: How I used Azure Mobile Services in my Unity game

      In this guest post, Will Stieh ( @WStieh ) from The Karma Labs talks about how he and his team used Azure Mobile Services to create a global cross-platform leaderboard.  Hello, I’m Will, and I am the lead programmer and creative director at The Karma Labs, an Indie game developer here in...
  • Blog Post: How Azure Mobile Services enable your Cloud First Mobile First World

    This is the first of a series of posts that will explain how to use Azure Mobile Services Why Mobile Services? The ubiquity of mobile devices and how mobile devices have become an integral component of our lives is often intriguing and yes, it is testimony to the fact that we are living in a Cloud First...
  • Blog Post: Can a selfie detect anaemia?

    At this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup , team Eyenaemia used a Windows Phone and Azure to detect Anaemia with a selfie Sometimes students remind us of the true capabilities of the technology around us. This is especially true at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, where students are challenged to use technology...
  • Blog Post: The BizSpark Guide

    The BizSpark Guide What is BizSpark? Who is BizSpark for? The Azure 60k Offer What is Microsoft Azure? Features of Azure Compute & Networking Web & Mobile Data & Analytics Storage & Backup Media & CDN Signing up for BizSpark...
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