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Robert Sheldon

An Introduction to the OpenPOWER Foundation

In a bid to challenge Intel's dominance of high performance computing environments, IBM have introduced OpenPOWER, a flexible open-source framework based on their POWER processor architecture. Robert Sheldon looks at the potential of this new platform. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

Azure Event Hubs

If you need to receive and process a large volume of packets of data, such as telemetry, or event-log items, it may be worth considering Azure Event hubs. They aren't like traditional messaging but represent more of a stripped down one-way event processing system for large volumes of data. It could represent a good solution to an ever-present problem, but is it ready for production use? Rob Sheldon investigates. Read more...

Sandrino Di Mattia

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Part 5: Debug, Monitor & Scale

Learn to debug, monitor and scale Azure Cloud Services as Sandrino continues his series. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics aims to extract knowledge structures from continuous ordered streams of data by real-time analysis. These streams might include computer network traffic, social network data, phone conversations, sensor readings, ATM transactions or web searches. It provides a ready-made solution to the business requirement to react very quickly to changes in data and handle large volumes of information. Robert Sheldon explains its significance. Read more...

Matt Milner

Azure BizTalk Services: BizTalk in Azure Platform as a Service

Matt Milner continues his series on Azure BizTalk Services by covering the Platform as a Service (PaaS) possibilities in Azure. Read more...

Matt Milner

Azure BizTalk Services: An Introduction for BizTalk Developers

Matt Milner provides a great Azure BizTalk Services Introduction for BizTalk Developers in this first of a series of articles. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

Cybercrime - the Dark Edges of the Internet

Criminal activity is a growing menace on the internet. This inevitably means more diligence is required by legitimate users in the face of an increasingly sophisticated criminal threat. Robert Sheldon describes some of the emerging threats and risks. Read more...

David Green

MongoDB vs. Azure DocumentDB

If you are familiar with MongoDB you may be wondering how Azure's DocumentDB service compares. In this article David Green gives us a look. Note that Azure DocumentDB is evolving very quickly, so some of the limitations mentioned in this article may have already been removed. Read more...

Matt Milner

Azure BizTalk Services: BizTalk in Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Matt Milner continues his series on BizTalk services in Azure, focusing this article on using BizTalk deployed in an Infrastructure as a Service model. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

Microservices in Promise and Practice

Are microservices the cure for the ague of monolithic applications, or do they bring their own problems with them that monolithic architectures have circumvented? Are they capable of delivering applications that are easier to maintain and develop? How can they avoid the failings of service-oriented architectures? Once more, Robert Sheldon gets to the heart of the technical issues. Read more...

Robin Shahan

Azure Blob Storage Part 10: Moving your blobs around

There are a lot of ways to move Azure Blobs around. Robin wraps up her series on Azure Blobs with Import/Export services and the AZCopy tool. Read more...

Rick Rainey

Azure Active Directory Part 6: Schema Extensions

Continuing the series on Azure Active Directory, Rick Rainey walks through how to leverage schema extensions. Read more...

Rick Garibay

Pragmatic IoT on Azure Part 1: Introduction

A Pragmatic Introduction to Building IoT Solutions on the Azure Platform by Rick Garibay. Rick starts his series with an introduction to the Internet of Things. Read more...

Rick Garibay

Pragmatic IoT on Azure Part 2: Ingest

A Pragmatic Introduction to Building IoT Solutions on the Azure Platform by Rick Garibay. Rick continues his series covering the topic of ingesting data. Read more...

Robin Shahan

Azure Blob Storage Part 9: Shared Access Signatures

Ever need to create a link to an Azure Blob that was read only? Or maybe only lasted a short time? Then you are looking for Shared Access Signatures. Read more...

Robert Sheldon

The Internet of Things: A New World Order?

Was the marketing hook 'The Internet of Things' conjured up before the technical definition? Are we being persuaded to spend money on fending off yet another fantasy tsunami of data? Already, we have televisions that listen to, and report, your conversations; so are we facing the Science Fiction future of gadgets that report where you go, who you visit and what medications you take? As Robert Sheldon says; "It's big, almost too big to get your arms around" Read more...

Robin Shahan

Azure Blob Storage Part 8: Blob Leases

How does Azure Blob storage handle concurrency when working with blobs? Robin explains in her next installment on Azure Blob Storage. Read more...

Stuart Leeks

Azure API Management Part 2: Safeguarding Your API

Learn about how you can use Subscription Keys, OAuth 2.0 and Profiles to safeguard your APIs using Azure API Management. Read more...

Robin Shahan

Azure Blob Storage Part 7: Snapshots

Learn how to work with Snapshots in Azure Blob Storage from Robin Shahan as she continues her series on Azure Blob Storage. Read more...

Rick Rainey

Azure Active Directory Part 5: Graph API

Continuing the series on Azure Active Directory, Rick Rainey walks through how to leverage the Azure AD Graph API. Read more...

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Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 2)
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An Introduction to Windows Azure BLOB Storage
 Azure BLOB storage is persistent Cloud data storage that serves a variety of purposes. Mike Wood shows... Read more...

An Introduction to Windows Azure Table Storage
 Windows Azure Tables are intended for the storage of large amounts of schemaless data. Tables are just... Read more...

Managing session state in Windows Azure: What are the options?
 Because you can't maintain session state for ASP.NET applications in Azure using the default in-process... Read more...

Windows Azure Management Certificates
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