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#MachineLearning – Free Ebook [Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning] from Christopher Bishop

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Azure DevOps AZ-400 Exam – Study Notes

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Microsoft recently released information around the new Azure DevOps exam: – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-400.aspx

This blog post will cover available learning materials and docs links to information relevant to the exam AZ-400, links to these articles will be updated regularly.

Hopefully this will give you a head start on what you need to learn in order to pass the AZ-400 exam.

Introducing Azure DevOps – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-devops/ and https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/devops/

And how about some free Azure DevOps labs – https://azuredevopslabs.com/

Design a DevOps Strategy (20-25%)
Recommend a migration and consolidation strategy for DevOps tools – Analyze existing artifact (e.g. deployment packages, NuGet) and container repositories
– Analyze existing test management tools
– Analyze existing work management tools
– Recommend migration and integration strategies for artifact repositories, source control, test management, and work management

Azure Test Plans – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/devops/test-plans/
Azure Boards – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/get-started/what-is-azure-boards?view=vsts&tabs=new-nav
Migrate to Azure DevOps – https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/azure/devops/articles/migration-overview?view=vsts

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Azure Files shared by VMs in a Dev Team

Roy Kim on Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint

Azure File is a service in Azure Storage Accounts such that I look at it a managed network file share. For a further introduction read Introduction to Azure Files

A practical use case for me in a development team scenario is where each team member has its own or shared Azure Virtual Machine and there is a need to share files. A traditional approach I have seen is using on-premises network file shares.

The type of files one can store are software installation files, scripts, local Git repos, developer and system admin documentation, etc. But I wouldn’t suggest this to be a replacement for project and document management solutions such as SharePoint or TFS.

Other alternative approaches may not feasible such as Dropbox or online cloud drives where they have network policies and security policies that discourage or limit use. Or on-premises network file shares may not be accessible or the…

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Azure Logic Apps for Document Content Approval

Roy Kim on Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint

Logic Apps is an Azure service for enterprise integration. It comes with many connectors including from outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. In this blog post, I will show an implementation and key implementation points that will facilitate an approval process for approving a document in SharePoint Online.

Business Scenario

  1. User publishes a document for approval.
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  2. Assigned approver gets an email to either approve or reject
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  3. Document is set as approved or rejected.
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The business process will be integrating the following three Office 365 services.

  • SharePoint Online – Document Library
  • Office 365 User Profile with Email
  • Outlook

The Logic App Design
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Implementation Details

  1. To trigger this Logic App, it done through any modification of the document item properties such as the user action of publishing.
  2. We must get the file metadata of the document specifically the ETag which represents the file version. This is for future use. Note this is not…

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2018 Cloud Growth Profiled in RightScale State of the Cloud Report — Build Azure

The last few years, RightScale has been surveying organizations and putting together the annual “State of the Cloud Report”. The survey includes data collected from 997 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations, and focuses on gathering information about their adoption of the Cloud. Some of the metric included in the report show the…

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Microsoft Redefines Leadership in Top 100 Global Technology Leader list by Thomson Reuters — Build Azure

Thomson Reuters has released their first Top 100 Global Technology Leaders list to define new criteria for determining leadership in the 21st century. They’ve already been tracking tons of metrics on companies all around the world for their clients, and have decided to combine it all to create this new list. Thomson Reuters feels they’ve…

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Downloading Microsoft Docs as PDF

Did you know you can download a specific set of docs as a PDF without it taking gigabytes of space, enabling you to take it anywhere with you on your desktop or mobile device.

Simply go to the particular docs you’re interested in, for example the Azure Application Architecture Guide and then below table of contents on the left side you will see a Download PDF button.

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Clicking the Download PDF button will open up the latest version of the docs for this topic in a browser and from here you can click to save.

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As you can see it downloaded a 73 page PDF document with all the content found online.

As content is changed online, clicking the Download PDF will result in getting the latest version of this document.

To follow up and learn about other updates to the Microsoft Docs site, follow their blog at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/.

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Enjoy!

References

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/docs-november-update

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/azure/