There’s a feature for purchasing Internet Domain Names within Microsoft Azure that’s not very widely known. With the Azure App Service Domain feature, you can purchase and manage your domain names directly within Microsoft Azure. This is a sort of “hidden” feature since not many people know it exists, and it’s not talked about very…Buy Domain Names with Azure App Service Domain — Build Azure
Read the latest announcements about Azure Maps, our machine-learning tools, how we give clinicians the right data, and more.
— Read on azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-source-86/
This article takes a look at the four largest cloud vendors and compares them based on services, prices, languages and more, and offers some alternatives.
— Read on dzone.com/articles/comparing-serverless-architecture-providers-aws-az
Inspired by @burkeholland, @editingemily, @sigje and others where instead of putting effort into an Aprils Fools joke, I will instead take the #AzureApril challenge of posting an Azure tip each day in April. Some tips might come from @mbcrump comprehensive list of tips and tricks, while others might come from me and/or the community. Now on to todays tip.
Azure has over a 100 services that offer you everything you need to develop, build and run you applications with all the performance, redundancy, security, and scale that the cloud has to offer. With all these services sometimes it can be daunting on where to begin.
Todays tip is to take bite-sized lessons to reinforce your
#Azure skills, all in a single month of lunches. This is a practical guide to learning Azure cloud computing skills quickly or refresh what you already know.
By reading this e-book, you get to build your cloud computing skills quickly and efficiently. You’ll be productive immediately, and when you finish, you’ll be well on your way to Azure mastery.
For more details and to download the e-book, go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/learn-azure-in-a-month-of-lunches/
Since we’re starting a new month today this is a great tip to tackle and complete by end of the month, all while eating your lunch.
Today Microsoft announced the general availability of new Azure regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This marks a major milestone as Microsoft is the first global cloud provider to deliver cloud services from datacenters on the African continent.
Microsoft Azure now has a total of 54 regions worldwide that span 140 countries. That’s more than all other cloud providers combined – offering the scale needed to bring applications closer to your users around the world, preserving data residency, and offering comprehensive compliance and resiliency options.
This past weekend I got the opportunity and had the pleasure of participating in my first hackathon at the UofTHacks VI, which was at the University of Toronto campus from January 18th to the 20th at the Bahen Centre for Information Technology. The event consisted of over 500 hackers, and spanned 36 hours, and would ultimately prize 3 winners.
An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. We look past this traditional definition of a hackathon and take it to new heights. UofTHacks is the University of Toronto’s annual hackathon. At UofTHacks, we bring people together to make new friends, learn new things, and bring new ideas to life.
I was participating as a Microsoft sponsor. This meant I was available to help mentor the students who had questions on Microsoft Azure or anything for that matter, and provide them with an insider perspective of how things work in the industry. I also then got to be a judge for the Microsoft prize which was based on projects that leverage Microsoft Azure services.
It was a lot of fun to work with these students as they had such drive and passion for what they worked on. The judging aspect was probably the best part as I got to take a look at over a dozen projects and see what they built, why they built it, how they built and then where would they take it next. Almost all the projects had real world applications and some even created business plans as part of their sales pitch.
Some of the big sponsors at the event were Microsoft, Google, IBM, Interact, Intel, Standard Library, ChainSafe, Lyft and SmartCar, plus many others.
As for the Microsoft prize, it was 4 Xbox One X 1TB consoles. This was presented to team Blink who created an application that would sit in your car and monitor the drivers eyes for signs of fatigue, drowsiness, or any other impairment. They leveraged the Microsoft Custom Vision Service and built their own data model that consisted over 250 images they gathered from the event of peoples eyes. They eyes were that of different ages, different skin colors, with and without glasses. They also retrained this model a number of times over the course of the 36 hour event, including the morning of judging session when the room had different lighting conditions. Their was a mobile and server components of the app that would send out SMS alerts to the registered emergency contact in the event impairment was detected and also alert emergency services. It was a well put together hack that had a clear application for issues we encounter today.
Here are some pictures of the event
This might of been my first hackathon but it definitely won’t be my last. I will keep an eye out for something more suited for the working developer that is maybe limited to a day, otherwise I hope to come back next year and help these students out and see what they create.
Team Blink – A machine learning eye detection app which determines if the driver of a smartcar is impaired & alerts 1st responders
At some point or another you may need to move your Azure resources to either another Azure Resource Group or to another Azure Subscription. This is easy to do and is useful when organizing your resources for management or billing scenarios. Before moving any resources it’s best to take a look at the following checklist before moving resources link.
Ok let’s get started. In this example I’ll be moving an Azure Resource Group with a number of services over to another Azure Subscription.
Steps to move resources
Step 1 – Navigate to the resource group you want to move. Go to the Resource groups blade in the Azure portal and then navigate to the particular resource group.
Step 2 – Click on Move button and then select Move to another subscription option.
Step 3 – Next in the resources to move screen, review the resources that are to be moved over which are all automatically selected. Then select the subscription and resource group you want to move target. If the resource group is not already created, you can create it now by clicking on the link to create a new resource group.
Step 4 – Now click on the OK button to start the process. The job will then be validated and then you will see a notification of the movement in progress, followed by a success or failure notification. In the event of a failure, details will be provided on why the resources could not be moved. Usually after working through these issues you can try again.
Step 5 – You should now go to the new resource group you created and verify all the resources are accounted for and that the resources still function as intended.
Step 6 – Finally you want to tidy up and delete the original resource group on the source subscription as it’s now empty and should not be used again. To do this go to the original resource group and click on Delete resource group button. You will be prompted to type in the name of the resource group to confirm you want to continue.
This article covered moving a resource group and all of its resources from one subscription to another. The same process is applicable when moving resources from one resource group to another within the same subscription.