I was writing a sample dotnetcore console application for a talk because why I felt using a sample aspnet core web app was overkill. The app was connecting to a bunch of Azure cloud and 3rd party services (think Twilio API for SMS or LaunchDarkly API for Feature Flags) and I had to deal with… Continue reading Using app secrets in #dotnetcore console applications
What happens when you start your job with your dream company just as a global pandemic hits? Some (completely random) lessons learned about life, career, big tech co, consultancy and technology in my first full year as a consultant at Microsoft starting from the recruitment.
I got the confirmation this morning that I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2019-20, my fourth. It's a honor and privilege to be re-awarded this prestigious honor. My area of focus is Microsoft Azure. Congrats to all the new and renewed MVPs. If you were not renewed or left for other reasons, my… Continue reading Awarded Microsoft MVP Award in Azure for 2019-20
I attended my first ever MVP Summit as a Microsoft MVP in Azure. Even though I got my MVP award back in 2016, I could not attend the summit in 2016 because of scheduling conflicts, there was no summit in 2017 and, so, I vowed to go to this one, regardless of circumstances. To say… Continue reading My first Microsoft MVP Summit 2018
In late 2001/early half of 2002 (I don't remember the exact date), Microsoft held a launch party for Visual Studio at FSU - one that was well hyped among the students. I distinctly remember attending and getting a free copy of Visual Studio which included among other features - a new language named C# (new to… Continue reading How attending one tech event probably changed my career and life
How Copernicus would predict Windows XP's public lifespan
Earlier last week, I was talking to a friend who wants to build a website to list and sell equipment in a niche market. When I mentioned the benefits of Microsoft Bizspark this person was surprised at the number of ways a Bizspark subscription could benefit them. As someone working with startups for the better… Continue reading Why all early stage startups should get #Bizspark (w/#MSDN and #Azure)
Azure Virtual Machines (Windows-based, for the sake of this post), come with only one public IP address in the standard out-of-box configurations. This is ok for hosting multiple websites on a single VM, if they're only running on HTTP (port 80) TLDR; use host header. However, for using HTTPs, SSL restricts you to one public… Continue reading So you want to host multiple SSL websites on one Azure VM?
Machines running the Microsoft Windows operation systems have been the victims of bloatware since times immemorial. Most of these bloatware software install local services running in the background, think iTunes, Google update, Java update and Adobe update. My suggestion is that Microsoft come up with a system where anyone who seeks to install these services… Continue reading Here’s what Microsoft can do to alleviate bloatware issues