I have implemented many Blazor WASM ASP.NET Core hosted applications now for both Azure AD and Azure B2C authentication. I always implement security …Blazor WASM hosted in ASP.NET Core templates with Azure B2C and Azure AD authentication using Backend for Frontend (BFF)
In the July release of Azure API Management, they’ve added the feature to emit custom metrics to Application Insights. If you follow my blog, you …Emit custom metrics from Azure API Management
Open API is currently the most common used API standard out there. API Management has full support for this standard. The basis of this standard is…Dynamically expose Open API definitions in Azure API Management
In the December 2020 release of Azure API Management, there was a release note that drew my attention: You can now log API inspector traces to …Send API inspector traces to Application Insights
Designing and composing APIs is a very subjective matter and there are many ways to success (and even more to failure). One approach I’ve always liked is the way MuleSoft describes it. They define three layers of APIs: Experience APIs: purpose-built APIs for specific apps, also known as BFFs (Backend for Frontend) Process APIs: domain-driven business…Layered API design in Azure API Management — Your Azure Coach
Ready for another #GlobalAzure event? Global Azure 2022 is happening May 5-7. Please take a look at this blog post for more details and how you can help.
This month I received an exciting email from Microsoft that I was re-awarded for a fourth year now for the 2021 – 2022 Microsoft Most Valuable (MVP) award in Azure. Receiving the Microsoft MVP award is both a humbling and an exciting experience. It means you’re a member of a select group of experts of just over 3,000 MVPs from around the world, but I like to think of it as doing something I’m passionate about with other like minded individuals, having fun and always having something new to learn and share with the community.
The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Callon’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you.The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award Team
Since becoming a Microsoft MVP, I’ve learned a lot about the community and continued to share my passion, knowledge and experience within the community around Architecture and Development in Azure, Serverless, and DevOps technologies. I also keep a keen eye on what’s happening on the data technologies like Cosmos DB and Azure SQL.
Once again the MVP Summit back in March was virtual due to COVID-19, but with a little luck I’m hoping for an in person experience in 2022. This is an amazing experience to connect with the product teams and MVPs from around the world – even if it was virtually this year.
If you’re interested in learning about the Microsoft MVP program and seeing what it takes to become a Microsoft MVP, or how to get awarded, I encourage you to take a look at the Microsoft MVP website and also the following article on “How to become a Microsoft MVP” where they explain some of the details of the program.
To wrap up this post I would like to congratulate all the other newly awarded, or renewed Microsoft MVP’s all over the world! You truly are an amazing community and I’m truly humbled and honored to be part of this group.
In this episode of Azure Friday, David Fowler and Liangying Wei join Scott Hanselman to show how to build real-time applications with WebSockets and Azure Web PubSub, a fully managed service that supports native and serverless WebSockets.
- Azure Web PubSub product overview
- Azure Web PubSub repo (Azure/azure-webpubsub)
- Azure Web PubSub Service GitHub Pages
- Azure SignalR Service product overview
- Create a free account (Azure)
Source: Channel 9
What is the Book of News? The Microsoft Build 2021 Book of News is your guide to the key news items that are announced at Build 2021.
As expected there is a lot of focus on Azure and AI, followed by Microsoft 365, Security, Windows, and Edge & Bing. This year the book of news is interactive instead of being a PDF.
Some of my favorite announcements
Azure Cloud Native and Application Platform
- Running Azure app services being able to run on Kubernetes clusters anywhere with Azure Arc
- Native support for WebSocket APIs in Azure API Management is now in preview
- Azure Communication Services, the first fully managed communication platform offering from a major cloud provider, has new intelligent features and functionality to complete customers’ end-to-end communication experiences
- Azure Logic Apps is now updated with new hosting options, improved performance and developer workflows
- Durable Functions, an extension to Azure Functions that lets users write serverless workflows, now supports PowerShell
Azure Cosmos DB
- With the introduction of the partial document update for Azure Cosmos DB, developers can modify specific fields or properties within a document without requiring a full document read and replace
- Azure Cosmos DB serverless is now generally available for all APIs (Core, MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin and Table)
- Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator is now in preview
- Azure Cosmos DB expanded free tier is now generally available
- Azure Cosmos DB integrated cache is now in preview
- Always Encrypted for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview
- Azure Cosmos DB role-based access control (RBAC) is now generally available
Microsoft Build 2021: What’s new with Azure Communication Services?
Microsoft Ignite starts today and runs until March 4. Once again this is a virtual event and registration will remain open during the duration of the event. You can register at https://register.ignite.microsoft.com/
As typical Microsoft provides a Book of News for the event. What is the Book of News? The Microsoft Ignite 2021 Book of News is your guide to the key news items that are announced at Ignite 2021.
If you missed out on Microsoft Ignite 2020 or want to quickly see what was announced, checkout the Microsoft Ignite 2020 Book of News for what was announced at that event.