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.

An Introduction to Azure Managed Identities

As Public Cloud usage continues to grow, new problems emerge, and new tools arise to help us meet those challenges. However, these solutions have been prone to error and both misconfiguration and credential leaks have become genuine security issues, leading to data breaches, ransomware attacks, and data loss. Azure has introduced Managed Identities as a…

Dockerfile Tips and Tricks

The ubiquity of Docker Containers has made knowledge of how to write Dockerfles an essential skill for developers, DevOps engineers, and even data scientists that use Docker containers for different kinds of workloads. While Dockerfiles on the surface don’t seem overly complicated, when not done optimally, it can leave a container exposed to a security…
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…

Azure Synapse Analytics

Microsoft is integrating all data ingestion tiers into one product: Azure Synapse. One of the services is Azure Synapse Analytics. In this webinar Armando Lacerda will go over the foundation elements of Synapse Analytics, it’s architecture, table types, performance tips, and best practices. You will learn how to get started and running in this new…