Kubernetes, DAPR, and Azure Identity Example – Part V

Continuing from part IV of our series, this post will incorporate the DAPR runtime services into the application. The source related to this post is contained in the azure-and-dapr-identity-example repo. Incorporating DAPR Up to this point, nothing we’ve done included DAPR. We’ve just used Kubernetes definitions to assemble the application components. DAPR provides a number…

Kubernetes, DAPR, and Azure Identity Example – Part IV

Continuing from part III of our series, this post will walk through setting up simple back-end services, including a configuration service as well as services that require user authentication. It will also include a service that calls the Microsoft Graph on behalf of the authenticated user. We will be using .NET Core v5 application to…

Kubernetes, DAPR, and Azure Identity Example – Part III

Continuing from part II of our series, we will next walk through setting up user authentication using Azure Active Directory. The source related to this post is contained in the adding-authentication branch of the repo. Creating an AAD Application We will need to register an application with Azure Active Directory. The following are links to…

Kubernetes, Dapr, and Azure Identity Example – Part II

Continuing from part I of our series, we will next step through building a simple, front end web application, deploying it to the Kubernetes cluster, then exposing it to the outside world via a Kubernetes Ingress. The source related to this post is contained in the building-frontend-app branch of the repo. Building a Web Front…

Kubernetes, Dapr, and Azure Identity Example – Part I

Introduction In this series of posts, we will walk you through setting up a static website (SPA), user authentication using Azure Active Directory (AAD), and simple authenticated services, all within a Kubernetes cluster using DAPR services. The source code is located at https://github.com/dfbaskin/azure-and-dapr-identity-example. There are separate branches related to the different posts. This example was…

How Azure Synapse integrates your data pipelines

Cloud computing is an exciting platform to deliver solutions in a fraction of the time it is used to take. It bypasses the heavy lifting of setting up everything from the power outlet in a data center or data room. Dealing with the multiple cloud provider’s approaches to their services can be challenging, though. Even…

Azure Tagging and Policy: A Match Made in the Cloud

Azure provides a rich, out of the box experience for enforcing roles and access to Azure. Sometimes, however, these controls are not enough, and this is where Azure Tagging and Azure Policy come into play. With Tagging and Policy tools, you can enforce rules and apply organization to resources, resource groups, and subscriptions. In this…

Tech on Fire: Intro to Containers on Azure

Containers are one of the most popular ways to deploy applications. Microsoft has made containers an integral part of the Azure ecosystem. In this video, you’ll get a brief introduction to containers and a demo on how to create a container, push it to a registry, and then deploy it to Azure Container Instances.

Azure Synapse Analytics and the Modern Data Warehouse

As part of your cloud migration, the challenge of gathering Business Intelligence is amongst the most significant transformations being faced by companies today. The value of gaining insights from your data cannot be understated, and the techniques are changing and shifting. Join Derrick So’Brien, Senior Microsoft Instructor and Azure advocate, as we look at the…

Creating a Tagging Strategy for Azure

Azure has many controls out of the box that helps tailor the experience to an organization on Azure. Such controls include Azure Management Groups for organizing subscriptions, Azure AD with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to manage access to Azure resources, Subscriptions and Resource Groups for organizing resources, and Azure Policy to enforce compliance and augment…

Azure Policy as Fast as Possible

Azure out of the box comes with a number of controls that allow users to shape permission on Azure through roles and role assignments. These roles control what actions a user can perform, but it does not limit what these actions can do within their given scope. For instance, RBAC can be used to configure…

Tech on Fire: Introduction to Azure Container Instances

Azure Container Instances provide a no-infrastructure-required platform to host containerized applications. Everything for running containers is handled as a first-class object on Azure and provides tight integration with other services like Azure Storage, Key Vault, and VNets. In this video, we’ll do a deep dive into Azure Container Instances to show you how you can…