DocumentDB revisited Part 2 – Get started

I have decided to turn the two-part post into a multi-part one. So this is the second of the three entries about Azure DocumentDB. This one will take my Order example and will create a working example with it. No previous knowledge needed. The third post will handle more advanced topics. Create your DocumentDB Account… Continue reading DocumentDB revisited Part 2 – Get started


70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Sorry for the lack of posts lately… I have been focusing on passing the above mentioned exam which I did today (31/3 2016). I have several semi finished posts in the pipeline and have several plans for new topics also so I hope to compensate with that. Meanwhile I can share some hints on what I did… Continue reading 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Azure Web Apps – Outgoing IP Question/Answer

A colleague of mine called me the other day and had a conceptual networking issue with an Azure WebApp and their use case. The webapp was going to call an external 3rd party API which was protected by firewall rules based on IP-address. He needed to supply the 3rd party product supplier with the correct IPs… Continue reading Azure Web Apps – Outgoing IP Question/Answer

DocumentDB revisited Part 1 – The theory

Last time I spent with DocumentDB was, although pleasant, a PaaS service in preview and did not contain all the features it does today. Therefor I decided to revisit the component again to update my experience. I will discuss this topic it in several posts. One theory based one (this one) and one hands-on example and… Continue reading DocumentDB revisited Part 1 – The theory

Get started with Azure Redis Cache in .Net

Redis cashe “replaces” the older managed cache (not really – you can still create it if you want to). Redis cache is at least the new cache in the Azure and should be treated as the primary option for using cache in your cloud appliactions. Redis is a key-value store, where a single key can contain… Continue reading Get started with Azure Redis Cache in .Net

Logic Apps: Building a “bad PR” handler

Logic Apps are an interesting new Azure feature to build logically connected flows with sequences of logic happening in logical order. The possibilities are almost endless and you can extend it with own api/logic components if needed. You can use it to do orchestration-like integrations also (consider an http endpoint receiving XML post, schema validation,… Continue reading Logic Apps: Building a “bad PR” handler

Azure Service Updates 2015-10-02 Summarized

Much of the below is known for the AzureCon 2015 visitors but I will summarize the info from Microsoft below. Azure HDInsight makes Apache Hadoop on Linux generally available: For those planning to use Linux as Hadoop clusters for handling big data information this is generally available and will have its SLA levels guaranteed. Azure… Continue reading Azure Service Updates 2015-10-02 Summarized

AzureCon 2015: SQL Data Warehouse

One of the topics highlighted on the AzureCon virtual conference was the data warehouse functionality. A true high performing giant size data warehouse running as a service (PaaS) in Azure (with all the benefits of not needing to create VMs, setting up load balancing etc as the IaaS services). It gives you the possibility to use sources… Continue reading AzureCon 2015: SQL Data Warehouse

Windows Azure Service Bus AMQP Firewall Ports

(moved from – originally dated October 23, 2014 ) Today I would like to share an addition to the documentation for Windows Azure Service Bus. I will start by explaining the different types of errors that you may receive and the different modes to connect to the service bus. Azure Service Bus is meant to… Continue reading Windows Azure Service Bus AMQP Firewall Ports