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…
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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.
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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…

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…