Azure Logic Apps Pricing 2018. Do you still need to be careful about costs?

Last year I wrote a post where I illustrated that the costs of the Azure Logic Apps could in some cases may get far too high, especially if the trigger was based on scheduled polling intervals (you can read it here if you are interested). In it I illustrated that even for a single integration… Continue reading Azure Logic Apps Pricing 2018. Do you still need to be careful about costs?

Azure Archive Tier Blob Storage preview

I wrote a post last autumn regarding the Hot and Cool Blob Storage alternatives (https://peter.intheazuresky.com/2016/09/01/azure-hot-and-cold-blob-storage/) and tried to point out the differences between them. Now a third option for Blob Storage is in preview named Archive Tier Blob Storage. The purpose of this storage seems to be long-term storage of blobs that you (almost) don’t need to access… Continue reading Azure Archive Tier Blob Storage preview

Service Bus separation in the “new” Azure portal (or where are my relay services?)

Most of my Service Bus solutions were created from the classic (old) Azure portal. You could previously combine queues, topics, relays and event hubs as you desired in the same namespace. Apparently I had missed some communication regarding the service bus in the “new” portal (how long can we call it that?) and my WCF Relays and Event… Continue reading Service Bus separation in the “new” Azure portal (or where are my relay services?)

Azure AD B2C can be set up to store user information in EU Datacenters only

European Union EU is, and have been for many years, very strict on where, how and what information you can store regarding its citizens. Now it is even worse with the GDPR regulations (although already implemented) that will be enforced during spring 2018. GDPR is in many matters common sense but it will force companies take have control… Continue reading Azure AD B2C can be set up to store user information in EU Datacenters only

B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 2 Azure Service Bus Best Practices

Azure Service Bus is a great feature for B2B integrations in Azure. For B2B communication- particularly Queues and Topics delivers an extremely price-worthy, reliable and secure messaging as a service platform service. There are some best practices for setting it up and benefits and what to consider that I will share in this post. I… Continue reading B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 2 Azure Service Bus Best Practices

Web Apps: Outgoing IPs – follow-up post

I have received some comments about a previous post where I discussed the scenario of an Azure web app that needs to call a protected web service. The protected web service needs to be configured to allow access (for example via its firewall) to the outbound IP address of the Web App. You can read the whole previous post here. A few readers have had problems… Continue reading Web Apps: Outgoing IPs – follow-up post

Be careful of the Logic App Consumption Prizing model

I really like the Azure Logic Apps. I really do. Combined with API Apps, Azure Functions you can build really nice and well micro-service-like workflows in a really well designed way. Saying that – I also believe Microsoft has made a mistake with the pricing model in the consumption plan. I will therefore post this to raise your awareness… Continue reading Be careful of the Logic App Consumption Prizing model