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09.01.2018

 

Identity Management Using Azure Active Directory B2C

In this article we the benefits of Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C component which provides out of the box functionality for identity management. This eases the development and maintenance of applications that require login functionality and credentials management

19.12.2017

 

Azure API Management

Are you developing APIs and want to manage their full lifecycle? Concerned about usage, security and scaling your APIs? Azure API Management provides turkey solution to manage these concerns. Use the API Management portal in Azure to secure, publish and monitor your API Program.

13.12.2017

 

Blockchain; An Overview

In this article we cover the benefits of the Blockchain, how it works and how it achieves security and transparency of information.

07.12.2017

 

6 essential questions you need to ask if you're thinking about extending your data integration into the cloud

In this article, we discuss look at 6 questions to ask if you are considering extending your data integration into the cloud.

04.12.2017

 

Leveraging API Apps in Azure

Are you thinking of developing an API  and want to host it in the Cloud? Azure API Apps will meet your requirements. You can develop and deploy your API using multiple languages (C#, PHP, Java) and Web Frameworks (Node, ASP.net) . Harness features of App Services such as deployment slots, auto scaling and authentication with Azure AD and OAuth.

30.11.2017

 

Debunking the security myths stopping you extending your data integration service to the cloud

In this article we explore the myths of uncertainty that are stopping businesses from embracing the cloud, and why you should not let them hold you back.

22.11.2017

 

DateTime Conversion with Daylight Saving Time (DST)

In this article, we discuss how to convert of Datetime value from UTC to local time zone or from local to UTC or from one local time zone to another local time zone.

17.11.2017

 

Automating Azure ServiceBus Key Updates in BizTalk

Rotating access keys on a regular basis is good security practice. This post looks at how to simplify the task of updating Azure Service Bus shared access keys in BizTalk Send Ports and Receive Locations.

07.11.2017

 

Serverless Computing with Azure functions

In this article we discuss Serverless computing suing Azure Functions which enables you to build applications without the worry of maintaining or provisioning Virtual Machines in the Cloud

26.10.2017

 

OAUTH 2.0

In this post, we discuss the functioning of OAuth and how it has been able to provide a more secure authorisation than giving out passwords.

18.10.2017

 

The Benefits of Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

In this article, we discuss the benefits of Microservices and how Microsoft Service Fabric simplifies the building and deploying of microservices-based applications.

10.10.2017

 

WEBSERVICES; SOAP AND REST- A Simple Introduction

This blog post explores SOAP and REST, what they consist of and how they are used. It also gives guidance on what to look out for when making a decision on which to use in order to meet requirement.

02.10.2017

 

Comparing Container Services on Microsoft Azure

Want to build Microservices on the Cloud? With Azure Service Fabric and Azure Container Service, Microsoft now provides you the choice to build Microservices with a Paas plaform using .Net or alternatively.

25.09.2017

 

Protection in the cloud; Cybersecurity in Azure

High-profile cyber-attacks have been making the news recently. In this article, we will look at the benefits of using Azure Security Centre to secure your cloud based solution and protect it from threats.

18.09.2017

 

Specflow and Step Argument Transformation

Have you ever wanted to automate your acceptance testing process but been put off by complex custom classes? Specflow's Step Argument Transformation feature could be the answer. In this blog, we'll go over what step argument transformations, what they look like and how to use them.

12.09.2017

 

Database as a Service

Currently Microsoft offers 2 different types of Database as a Service; the classic Microsoft SQL Server run in a Platform as a Service offering, and the new no-sql DaaS called Cosmos DB. In this article we will give an overview of what Azure is offering and the differences between the two.

04.09.2017

 

Azure, or AWS? Making the decision when hosting applications in the cloud

The choice between your cloud services provider is an important one, and making the right decision could save your business money in the long run. This post will help to highlight some of the features of two of the key players in the game: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

30.08.2017

 

BizTalk 101 – How to consume a Complex SQL Stored Procedure XML Response, without a custom Pipeline

Many developers rely on custom pipeline to solve simple issues in Biztalk. In this article, we discuss how to consume a Complex SQL Stored Procedure XML Response, without a custom Pipeline.

25.08.2017

 

Embracing PaaS, and leaving IaaS behind

In this article we focus on PaaS and IaaS, and why Microsoft is pushing a shift to one from the other.

23.08.2017

 

Building Azure Logic Apps for Enterprise Integration scenarios

Building workflow or Integration based apps for the Cloud is a lot more easier now. With Azure's Logic App offering developers can now develop Simple or complex Workflow or Integration apps to be hosted on Azure. For more complex B2B scenarios developers can used the Enterprise Integration pack to integrate on-premises to Cloud business processes.

03.08.2017

 

BizTalk schemas and maps – some interesting tips

Schemas and Maps in Biztalk can be challenging. This article contains tips that Biztalk developers can use to resolve common issues faced while developing Biztalk Solutions.