Month: September 2017

Azure

Introduction to Azure File Sync

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Azure File Sync is meant to provide customers a secure and centralized file share management in the cloud. Once installed you will be able to store less frequently accessed files on the cloud and then keep more frequently accessed files on your local file shares, all while delivering a consistent file share performance with no configuration or code changes required. Azure File Sync could also lower IT support requirements for remote or branch locations.

Azure File Sync was released as a preview on September 25, 2017. Currently the public preview availability is limited to the US regions and works with Windows Server.

For more details on Azure File Sync checkout the announcement blog post and the following is a quick overview video…

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Enjoy!

References

Announcing the public preview for Azure File Sync

Azure File Sync Overview

Azure Storage

Docs – Introduction to Azure Files

Development

GitHub for Visual Studio now allows Pull Request Comments from IDE

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GitHub for Visual Studio 2.3 was recently released and it brought new functionality that now allows you to add pull request comments directly from the IDE.

To get started you  will need the latest version of GitHub Extension for Visual Studio. Next open up a pull request from the GitHub pane and while viewing a file you can click on the left gutter (see blue plus button) to add your feedback, all without leaving Visual Studio.

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This functionality is still pretty limited but its a step in the right direction. I look forward to more GitHub online functionality making it’s way to this great extension.

Enjoy!

References

Inline comments in GitHub for Visual Studio

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Enforcing Ordered Delivery using Azure Logic Apps and Service Bus

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When consuming messages from an Azure service bus the order may not be guaranteed due to the brokered based messaging scheme where multiple consumers can consume messages from the bus. Sure you can force the Logic App to execute as a single instance but then you sacrifice performance and scalability. You can also use ReceiveAndDelete but then you loose the transactional nature of the bus. Ultimately to ensure a message is consumed in the correct order using the transactional nature of the bus you would add a sequence number to each message and use this to enforce the ordering.

To achieve ordered delivery using Logic Apps, you would need to ensure all related messages are consumed by the same Logic App instance and for this we use the session Id property on the service bus. Below is the full workflow process to force ordered delivery using Logic Apps and session…

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Azure

Get Azure API Management Git Credentials using PowerShell

PowerShell, Programming and DevOps

One of the many great features of Azure API Management is the fact that it has a built in Git repository for storing the current configuration as well as publishing new configurations.

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This allows you to push updated Azure API Management configurations to this internal Git repository as a new branch and then Deploy the configuration to API Management.

The internal Git repository in Azure API Management is not intended to be used for a normal development workflow. You’ll still want to develop and store your Azure API management configuration in an external Git repository such as GitHub or TFS/VSTS and then copy configuration updates to the internal Git repository in Azure API Management using some sort of automated process (e.g. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery could be adopted for this).

The Internal Git Repository

To access the Internal Git Repository requires short lived (30 days maximum) Git credentials to…

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AzureCloud

Microsoft Tech Summit

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Microsoft is hosting their Tech Summit conference in Toronto from December 13-14, 2017.  You can build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies at a free, technical learning event for IT professional and developers.

This is a great event to build your cloud skills, connect with experts and get inspired. What’s great is that you can customize your learning – there is something for everyone.

Click here to register.

Reference

Microsoft Tech Summit 2017-18