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)

Links of the month (July Edition)

A little bit late, but it is time for another Links of the month. Last month the release of Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 were the main topics, but today I want to focus on other things: The release of Power BI on the one hand and new Azure capabilities on the other hand.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Visual Studio

Power BI

Hadoop

Docker

How Docker has made life awesome for SOASTA DevOps

Miscellaneous

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the month (June Edition)

June is over and it is time for another Links of the month. This issue mostly focuses on Azure Logic Apps, Azure Stream Analytics and the next version of ASP.NET.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Power BI

Hadoop

GitHub

Miscellaneous

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the month (May Edition)

May is finally over and it is time for another Links of the month. This edition contains a lot of articles covering the upcoming ASP.NET version and how it plays together with Linux and runs on a Mac. This leads over to another main topic of this issue: Visual Studio. As some of you may recall from the last issue Microsoft released a new development environment called Visual Studio Code. You will find articles on how to setup GitHub with Visual Studio Code and how you can use TypeScript in it.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Visual Studio

Power BI

Hadoop

Miscellaneous

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Links of the month (April Edition)

April closes with an (or the important) event for Microsoft developers. Before this event the company has already made some announcements this month. This issue of the Links of the month will cover some of them, especially the ones related to Azure. Also this issue contains a series about Visual Studio One, a new cross-platform code editor for web applications, written by John Papa.

Microsoft Azure

ASP.NET

Visual Studio

TypeScript

F#

MongoDB

Big Data

Miscellaneous

GitHub

Have fun!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)

Global Azure Bootcamp Berlin 2015

Auch in diesem Jahr findet am 25.04.2015 das Global Azure Bootcamp in Berlin statt. Nach schönen Bootcamps in den letzten zwei Jahren, geht es in Berlin in die dritte Auflage. Als Location dient uns dieses Jahr das Betahaus. Die Themen reichen von einem Azure-Überblick, über Azure Web Sites bis hin zu Predictive Analytics mit Azure Machine Learning.

Als Speaker sind neben Anton Staykov, der das Bootcamp von Anfang an mit begleitet, erstmals Florian Kaffenbach und Dr. Robert Neumann mit am Start.

Die Sessions im Kurzüberblick:

Übersicht – Wo steht Azure heute?

Microsoft Azure hat sich im letzten Jahr stark weiter entwickelt. Neue Services kamen hinzu und alte wurde aktualisiert. In dieser Session gucken wir uns an welche Features Azure heute bereitstellt, angefangen von einfachen Websites, über neue Speichermöglichkeiten wie DocumentDB, bis hin zur Hadoop-Unterstützung mit HDInsight.

Azure Replication Manager

In der Session Microsoft Azure Replication Manager soll euch ein Überblick über die Nutzung und Möglichkeiten des Produktes gegeben werden. Neben einigen Erklärungen, Szenarien und Informationen, ist auch eine kurz Livedemo geplant.

HDInsight = Hadoop + Azure

Hadoop ist die Basis einer jeden unternehmensgetriebenen BigData-Inivitaitve. Microsoft Azure bietet mit HDInsight die Möglichkeit, Hadoop in der Cloud zu betreiben. In dieser Session wird ein einfaches MapReduce-Programm entwickelt und anschließend in HDInsight deployt.

Einführung in Azure DocumentDB

Azure DocumentDB ist die neuste Speichervariante im NoSQL-Bereich auf Azure. In dieser Session gucken wir uns an, welche Features es beinhaltet, wie es sich zu anderen Speicherlösungen abgrenzt und in welchen Situationen sich DocumentDB nutzen lässt.

Azure Web Sites

Today it is super easy to build a Web Site – open Visual Studio -> File -> New Project -> Web -> done. But then come the questions: Where to host it? How to deploy it? Can I integrate (and automate deployments) with my own Version Control System? What if something breaks – can I quickly rollback a deployment? By the way, I want staging environment. No, wait, I need UAT too! Oh, I want to deliver this super cool new feature, but it is in Beta – I don’t want all users to see it – let’s divide them 50/50! And this error, that only comes when deployed – how to debug it? In this session we will answer all these questions, and probably more! Still don’t have an Azure Web Site – play with one for an hour, it doesn’t require you to have Azure Subscription: https://trywebsites.azurewebsites.net/

Predictive Analytics mit Azure Machine Learning Studio

Predictive Analytics zielt auf die Entwicklung von Vorhersagemodellen für den Einsatz in Unternehmen ab. Azure Machine Learning Studio bietet eine interaktive und Cloud-basierte Möglichkeit, auf Grundlage großer Datenmengen Vorhersagemodelle zu entwickeln, diese mit Kollegen oder Kunden zu teilen und gar auf einem Marktplatz zu vermarkten.

Mehr Informationen zu den Sprechern und der Agenda auf der offiziellen Seite.
Registriere dich noch heute!

Jan (@Horizon_Net)