Microsoft Azure MVP 2018-19

I got the confirmation this morning that I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2018-19, my second (last year's award was a tweener for logistical purposes). It's a honor and privilege to be re-awarded this prestigious honor. My area of focus is Microsoft Azure. Reflecting back, the past 12 months was a fruitful one… Continue reading Microsoft Azure MVP 2018-19

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Recap of Orlando Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

The 2018 Orlando edition of Global Azure Bootcamp was held on 21st April at Starter Studio organized by ONETUG. We had over 100 people RSVP to the event and a packed schedule (as seen in this tweet) https://twitter.com/ONETUG/status/985890171626360832 This led to some philosophical discussions on whether a free event can actually sell out. https://twitter.com/jporcenaluk/status/987132595229118464 The… Continue reading Recap of Orlando Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

Handling accented characters searches

I build dual language systems - English and Spanish. It's my first time building a system in any language other than English and I came across this interesting issue the other day. https://twitter.com/_s_hari/status/953732335073144833 Let's take the name Martinez for this example. I've seen it entered with different case alphabets (upper, lower, mixed, Pascal) and also… Continue reading Handling accented characters searches

How to find outgoing IP addresses for Azure Logic Apps

Let's say you have an Azure Logic app which needs to access resources on the client's on-premise network and the administrator for the 3rd party network wants to only allow specific IP addresses/ranges (a perfectly reasonable request), how will you accomplish this? Let's consider a couple of scenarios: Scenario 1: You have the Azure Logic… Continue reading How to find outgoing IP addresses for Azure Logic Apps

How to send daily SMS messages with Azure Logic Apps and Twilio – no code required

Recently, I had to transition from a legacy messaging provider to Twilio for sending SMS messages and found it ridiculously simple. Also, the built-in hooks between different Azure services and Twilio appeared to have reduced the integration process to a few button clicks instead of code.  Based on this experience, I wanted to show how easy it was to send a daily SMS message with zero coding.

Trying out the new Estimation Tool for Azure DocumentDB Resource Units

One of the major questions, while provisioning an Azure DocumentDB collection is "How many Resource Units should I provision for the collection"? Request Units (RUs), of course, is a measure of guaranteed throughput of the Azure DocumentDB Collection. While provisioning these collections, the minimum limit appears to be 400 RUs. So I was curious about… Continue reading Trying out the new Estimation Tool for Azure DocumentDB Resource Units