Tech on Fire: Take a Tour of Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB has quickly become the go-to database as a service for many NoSQL database paradigms, including document databases and graph databases. With these offerings, there are a lot of possible solutions for a variety of different projects. In this video, you’ll get a long-form introduction to Cosmos DB on Microsoft Azure.

Azure Resources: Saving Time And Money

Money is always important whether you are developing for yourself, your employer, or a client. One way to save money in Azure is to shut down resources at the end of the day. As an Azure data engineer, it can be a tedious task that is easy to forget. There can be a lot of…

The Importance of DevOps in Your Business

For anyone in the technology space, the topic of DevOps has become prevalent across virtually all industries as organizations recognize that DevOps delivers value well beyond their IT department. Technology is changing the way we do business, and in the prescient words of Satya Nadella, “every business will become a software business.” So, how can…

Delivering Desktop Apps in Docker Containers

In this session from DockerCon 2020, Microsoft MVP Blaize Stewart will teach you two different ways to deploy desktop applications. The first, how desktop apps can be deployed to a local machine running Docker, and second how to run the application through the desktop. You will also learn how a similar approach can be used…

Tech on Fire: Using Cloudfare with Blob Storage

Cloudflare offers some amazing protection for websites such as DDoS protection, a Web Application Firewall, and End-to-end SSL. In this video, we’ll look at how to configure a static site hosted on Azure Blob Storage to work with Cloudflare to take advantage of all the security Cloudflare offers.

A Microsoft Partner’s View of the Pandemic

As I look out on the world right now, I find myself experiencing something rare for me: surprise.  After being in business for over 25 years – and a Microsoft Partner for most of that time – I thought I had experienced pretty much everything. There was the dotcom bust of 2000. The Great Recession…

Tech on Fire: The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

The Windows Subsystem For Linux (WSL) lets Windows users run Linux apps right on top of Windows. QSL offers tight integration with Windows that makes using it easy and installing it is also a cinch. In this video we’ll show you how to install it and use it.
Xamarin.Form Shell

Update an Existing Xamarin.Forms App to use Shell

If you have an existing Xamarin.Forms app that was not built with Xamarin.Forms Shell, this article is here to help highlight the changes needed to update your app to use Shell. What is Shell? The release of Xamarin.Forms 4.0 brought with it the official arrival of Xamarin.Forms Shell. Xamarin.Forms Shell aims to simplify and improve…