Category: Cloud

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Azure MySQL as a Service is in Preview

On today’s Micrsoft Build conference, the Azure team revealed and released a new feature to the Azure Preview Portal. Now, Azure provides managed MySQL databases. Where can I find the new feature? To test the new MySQL service right now, just hit the Preview Portal, by adding the “preview” subdomain in front of the “normal” portal url. Then type...

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Xamarin Alliance Challenge Part 4 & 5

Today I finished the Xamarin Challenge part #4 and #5. In the rest of this post you can see what the two new challenges are about and how I completed them. In case you missed the first three parts or you are just curious what I am talking about here, take a look a few lines below, there you can...

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Taking part in the Xamarin Alliance Challenge 1-3

Last week I stumbled over the Xamarin Challenge in my Facebook timeline. A click later I was in the middle of a so called “coding challenge”, with three challenges ahead of me. If you didn’t took part in the challenge yet, no matter, you can start anytime. In this post I wanted to summarize my experiences when completing...

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Add Azure CDN to your WordPress Site

Serving static files from a CDN (Content Delivery Network) has various benefits for a website. As your visitors loading your static files, like images, js and css from a different server then yours and often directly from their region, the load time can improve a lot. Your serves payload goes down as well. Setup a CDN on Azure Utilizing...

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Get notified per Mail by Azure Logic App when your Website is down

Today I want to demonstrate how one could monitor the online status of a website with the help of Azure Logic Apps. Please be aware that the steps I describe in this article may cost you money. Please see the Azure pricing page first. Azure Logic Apps are basically workflows that will help you to accomplish certain tasks in a...

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Setup SSL on an Azure Ubuntu VM running Apache

Setting up an own SSL certificate was never easier and cheaper as nowadays. With Lets Encrypt free SSL certificates are just one Github repository away. In this post I want to show you, how to setup SSL for your Ubuntu VM on Azure, while running an Apache web server. As always before we begin, get the system up to date: Install...

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Create a DNS zone to point a custom domain to your Azure VM

If you have your own web server up and running on Azure, you surly want to add a custom domain to it at some point. Adding a custom domain on Azure was never easier than nowadays. To do so, you just have to create a new so called DNS zone, which is comparable with the Route 53 service from AWS....

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Frist steps with Azure IoT Hub

While ordering the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B today, I just looked into the Azure IoT Hub, tried it out and wrote down what I accomplished till now. If you are interested how I made my first steps with the Azure IoT, while implementing a device registration into ASP.net, just read on. Basically I followed the getting started...

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Create an OpenSSH pem Keyfile from a PuTTY ppk file

A few weeks ago I showed how to logon to a Linux Azure VM via PuTTY with a keyfile. Today I want to show how one can create an OpenSSH pem keyfile from a PuTTY ppk file, to use the key with ssh. What we need: PuTTY Key Generator a ppk keyfile Import your ppk keyfile First we need to...