Azure Notebooks Talk Coming Up

My first talk of the year will focus on Azure Notebooks, which is a great implementation of Jupyter in the cloud. I’ll show how to effectively use it and how it is useful for Developers and Data Scientists. The Milwaukee date is January 30th, click here to sign up!  Madison and Minneapolis dates coming soon!

Adding Batch AI jobs the Easy Way with Autonaming

Adding a job to an Azure Batch AI cluster can be a time consuming task to perform prone to errors due to the many fields that need to be configured.  Since all jobs end up in the same resource group it can be difficult to tell which is which.  Automatically generated names can help solve this problem.

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Create a Batch AI instance with a file share from the Azure CLI

While working with the Azure Batch AI public preview I was unable to use the portal to create a Batch AI instance that was connected to a file share.  I suspect this is just a bug in the preview, but I wanted to share exactly how I did it so others don’t have to figure this out themselves.

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Using Azure Application Gateway WAF’s to secure Azure Web Apps with Traffic Manager for Geo-redundancy Part 2

During implementation of the concept in Part 1 I discovered that Traffic Manager probes were not accurately reporting outages of the web app’s and would still route traffic to improperly functioning web apps. This article corrects that oversight, and combined with Part 1 is a complete solution to enable the usage of Traffic Manager, Web Application Firewall, and Web App’s together.

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Slides from Global Azure Day Milwaukee

Thank you to everyone that attended my talk yesterday at Global Azure Day Milwaukee.  Let me know if any questions didn’t get answered.  Attached are the slides and a link to the demo.  Expect blog posts in the next couple weeks that cover some of the details that I glossed over to fit in my hour time slot:

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Using Azure Application Gateway WAF’s to secure Azure Web Apps with Traffic Manager for Geo-redundancy Part 1


What lead me down this path is my desire to use PAAS whenever possible and avoid IAAS unless its absolutely necessary. Often the number one security requirement for a deployment is to put your services behind a WAF (Web Application Firewall) to offer a first line of defense against many different types of attacks.


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Microservices Talk Tomorrow – Using A Service Bus For MicroService Communication

Where: MkeAzure User GroupSafenet Consulting Milwaukee HQ

When: Weds, November 15th 2017 6:30pm

Who: Senior Developers and Architects with interest in MicroServices, Service Bus, and Azure


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