Architecting Data Storage Solutions with Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB provides a multi-model database for building highly responsive, scalable applications. The key to getting the most out of Cosmos DB is understanding how to design a database that can take advantage of the platform. In this session, you will learn the basics of the platform, the secrets to effective data models, and how…

GitHub and Azure DevOps – Better Together

With Microsoft acquiring GitHub, many teams struggle to understand whether to adopt GitHub or Azure DevOps, especially if there’s already an investment in Azure DevOps or Team Foundation Server (TFS). There is a third option that is often overlooked – the platforms are better together! Join Ken Muse, an ALM | DevOps Ranger, to learn…

Restricting Azure App Service Access to Azure Front Door

Securing an Azure App Service is a common requirement. If you’re not familiar with Front Door, it combines a web application firewall (WAF), content distribution network (CDN), traffic manager, and routing rules into a single service. This makes it a perfect choice for protecting a web site. In using this, we want to ensure that…

Missing Tests on Azure DevOps

Trying to integrate unit tests and code coverage Azure DevOps to other systems and things seem to be disappearing? Learn why it happens and how to fix it...

ARM Templates and Cloud Init

It's easy enough to utilize the inline Cloud-Init in your ARM templates to configure your site. But how do you develop and deliver your Cloud Config outside of your ARM templates?

Data DevOps: Deploying SQL Server DACPACs to Docker

In order to truly optimize the workflow and create a culture of DevOps, we need to be able to quickly build and deploy databases. To automate this process, we need to rely on improving our ability to utilize infrastructure as code. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use sqlpackage to automate…

DevOps and Documentation

Good software requires good documentation. And good documentation requires a DevOps process to ensure you always have the latest version...