Azure AZ 300 Test Preparation

Proposed Strategy for preparing for AZ300 The strategy I am thinking of using for test prep is to use free eDX Azure Resources as far as possible , and supplement...

Scheduling Data Transformation with Azure Data Factory

Overview In the Part 1: Data Ingestion, I demonstrated ingesting events into a Azure Event Hub and then archiving the data in Avro format into a Data Lake. The Event...

A Cost Effective Data Ingestion & Curation Pipeline in Azure

Introduction For analytics data, we would need to store large volumes of data. Storage in CosmosDB or SQL Server is very expensive (for example, in CosmosDB there is a storage...

Embedded Reporting with Azure Power BI Embedded

Introduction Power BI Embedded is intended to simplify how ISVs and developers use Power BI capabilities with embedded analytics. In this proof of concept, I will show you how to...

Live Streaming with Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is a Cloud service in Azure that is used to process real time streams of data. The input for live data can be Azure event hub, an...

Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker

Introduction A Hybrid Runbook is an Azure automation runbook that runs on a dedicated virtual machine. “Regular” automation runbooks cannot access resources in other clouds or on-premises. The Hybrid Runbook...

Azure VM Gold Images

In this article I show how to create and deploy custom images (also known as Gold Images) in Azure. A Gold image is a fully patched image that had all...

DSC with Infrastructure-As-Code and Azure Automation is a potent combination

Introduction This article shows how DSC, infrastructure-as-code and Azure Automation play together by presenting a fully automated sample of a vm that is provisioned using an ARM template and a...

Pagination Strategy for Cosmosdb APIs

Introduction In this post, I discuss two approaches for providing pagination functionality to a CosmosDb Telemetry API that follows the JSON API Spec for Pagination, which specifies that a JSON...

Security Strategy for CosmosDB APIs

Introduction In a recent engagement I had to devise a way to secure a Json Api that surfaced data from a Azure CosmosDb collection. The use case was that a...