Monthly Archives: September 2015

Links of the month (September Edition)

September is gone and it is time for another Links of the month. This time is special for me. In the middle of September my first course with Opsgility was released, covering the basics of Microsoft Azure DocumentDB. Nevertheless, there are more things to talk about.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Hadoop

Miscellaneous

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Introduction to Azure DocumentDB course @ Opsgility

Today I’m very proud to blog about something which started at the beginning of the year. At that time Michael Washam asked me if I want to create a course for Opsgility. We had some ideas and agreed to work on a course about Azure DocumentDB. At that time this service was still in preview. Today, a few months later, DocumentDB reached GA and several features were added. During the creation of the course a lot of things changed. There are no capacity units anymore, the API changed a little bit, etc. Nevertheless, it is great to see what the DocumentDB team achieved.
At the beginning of the week Opsgility announced that the course is finally available.

So, what is covered in the course? This course aims to give listeners the ability to build their own applications based on DocumentDB. It starts with the basics, understanding what NoSQL databases are and how document-oriented databases fit into them. After the introduction a sample application will be built which uses DocumentDB features such as Stored Procedures, UDFs and many more. You will learn how you can easily monitor and scale DocumentDB. At the end of the course some scenarios are presented to give an idea where DocumentDB could be a good choice.

It was a long journey and I would like to thank the guys at Opsgility, especially Tiffiney Groce and Michael Washam. Michael made it possible to built my own course and Tiffiney helped me a lot during the creation with coordinating everything. Thank you!

So, have fun! If you have feedback about the course I would love to hear it.

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the month (August Edition)

August is gone and it is time for another Links of the month. This time I have prepared a lot of Azure- and ASP.NET-related articles for you. If you have nothing planned so far for the end of this month, you should definitely AzureCon brought to you by many Microsoft and community experts.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Visual Studio

Power BI

Hadoop

Docker

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)