Azure Migrations - Part 3
App Services Migration Assistant Assessment Report

Azure App Services is a popular choice for migrating apps to Azure because it gets users out of the business of managing servers. But with App Services, some limitations might mean reconfiguring or refactoring an application. The Migration Assistant utility can provide a quick report that shows you things you need to consider before moving…

Azure Migrations - Part 2
Starting an Assessment with Discovery

The first critical step in migrating anything to Azure is an assessment of what we want to move. The assessment starts with a discovery wherein various aspects of a workload are teased out to expose what composes and supports the workload. These include business drivers, governance drivers, security, and the actual workload itself. In this…

Azure Migrations - Part 1
Learning Azure

This is the first video in a multi-part series on Azure migrations by Wintellect Architect and Azure MVP Blaize Stewart. In part 1, we will look at an overview of what an Azure migration looks like, including learning, assessing, planning, and executing a migration into Azure. We will then review topics that will help you…

Building and Managing Containers with Azure

Building and managing containers are a large part of any container deployment. The entire process requires multiple steps and different tools to complete. Azure provides several different ways to manage automation and container images for deployment to container platforms. In this session, you’ll get a glimpse of three different ways to do this with Azure…
New Project

Project Santa Cruz Part 2: Capturing Images to Train a Model

After three very busy weeks of trying to get a few things done on other projects, I had a chance to circle back around for project Santa Cruz, also known as Azure Precept. (If you haven’t read my Part 1 post in this series, check that out. It will give more context to this post.)…

Microsoft Azure for SQL Server Professionals

Lift and shift is a utopia many IT professionals have about moving on-prem resources to the cloud. The truth is you must understand how the cloud works so you can adjust, design accordingly, and deliver to expectations. As SQL DBAs, you have options and can choose between IaaS or PaaS, between SQL in a VM…

Tech on Fire: Azure Container Registry and Container File Systems

Having your own container registry for container images ensures better control over security and quality. Azure Container Registry does this with a turn-key solution with a lot of value-added features. In this video, we’ll look at Azure Container Registry and how container file systems play into making registries work to save time and space.
Device In The Box

Project Santa Cruz Part 1: Unboxing and First Impressions

I started down the rabbit hole of AI a few years back when the idea of AI was coming to the forefront of computing rather than being relegated to a niche corner. I remember building my first AI models base on the MNIST dataset, which is often used as a benchmark for testing various classification…

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…

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…

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 Anaytics 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…