Free Azure Certification Exam Self Assessment Tools

Studying for certification exams can be a time consuming task. This can especially be true if you're not entirely certain what to study. Chris Pietschmann and Dan Patrick have collaborated to combine their own insights as Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT) to create a...

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Book of News

Microsoft has tons of news and updates they've announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando, Florida this week. Ignite is Microsoft's biggest tech event of the year with over 26,000 professionals in attendance. With the huge amount of news being released at and...

Custom Azure Sphere Windows Terminal Developer Command Prompt

When the Azure Sphere SDK is installed on Windows 10, it sets up an "Azure Sphere Developer Command Prompt" that can be run to use the Azure Sphere Utility (azsphere) tooling. It's great to be able to use the Azure Sphere command-line tools, but it would be...

Microsoft Wins DoD JEDI Contract worth $10 Billion

In the battle over cloud providers, the bid for the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is a big deal. The DoD released on October 25, 2019 that they are awarding the JEDI contract worth up-to $10 Billion...

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Setup Visual Studio 2019 Development VM in Microsoft Azure Cloud

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In the past the only option for writing code and building software using Visual Studio was to install it on your local machine. With technologies like Windows Hyper-V and VMWare things became less invasive …

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Azure CLI 2.0: Generate SAS Token for Blob in Azure Storage

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Azure Storage is a cloud service at the very center of Microsoft Azure. It provides the foundations for storing data in many services and systems within the Azure cloud platform. You can use Azure …

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Modern Cloud Apps – Microsoft Cloud Workshop

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In this hands-on lab, you will be challenged to implement an end-to-end scenario using a supplied sample that is based on Azure App Services, Microsoft Azure Functions, Azure SQL Database, Azure Logic Apps, and related services. The scenario will …

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Informative article from @BuildAzure that left me feeling disappointed and sad. Well done, Chris! 😉 […] Tim Warner (@TechTrainerTim)

You don’t know where to start the path to Azure certifications? Look here for a detailed guide on which paths to choose. […] Jhordanny Hernández (@JJhordanny)

Working with the ESP32-Azure IoT Kit Development Board from Espressif (ESP32-WROVER-B) today. @Buildazure has a great overview with getting started guide if you all are interested in checking it out. Tara (@taraw)

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