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Enterprise-grade conversational bot
3/24/2020, Manual
This reference architecture describes how to build an enterprise-grade conversational bot (chatbot) using the Azure Bot Framework. Each bot is different, but there are some common patterns, workflows, and technologies to be aware of. Especially for a bot to serve enterprise workloads, there are many design considerations beyond just the core functionality. This article covers the most essential design aspects, and introduces the tools needed to build a robust, secure, and actively learning bot.
Microservices architecture on Azure Service Fabric
3/12/2020, Manual
This reference architecture shows a microservices architecture deployed to Azure Service Fabric. It shows a basic cluster configuration that can be the starting point for most deployments.
Microservices architecture on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
3/4/2020, Manual
This reference architecture shows a microservices application deployed to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). It describes a basic AKS configuration that can be the starting point for most deployments. This article assumes basic knowledge of Kubernetes. The article focuses mainly on the infrastructure and DevOps considerations of running a microservices architecture on AKS.
The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure, Second Edition
12/8/2017, Manual
We created The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure to help you on your journey to the cloud, whether you’re just considering making the move, or you’ve already decided and are underway. This e-book was written by developers for developers. And it is specifically meant to give you, as a developer, a fundamental knowledge of what Azure is all about, what it offers you and your organization, and how to take advantage of it all. The second half of the guide walks you through scenarios such as a tour of the Azure Portal and creating a Virtual Machine. We also discuss developing and deploying...
5/31/2017, Manual
Security is a top-level concern when it comes to cloud computing for organizations of all types. In this course, you will be introduced to Azure security and compliance. We will focus on the Azure Trust Center, Azure Key Vault, and the Azure Security Center. The course will also briefly review built-in security features like Azure storage keys and shared access signatures, network security groups, and identity management strategies.
2/25/2017, Manual
Looking to automate your Microsoft Azure environment? Be sure to watch this on-demand Azure tutorial, focusing on management, automation, and security. Join MVP Corey Hynes, and learn the features and tools of and within Azure that can help you maintain and control security and your infrastructure. In this next installment in the practical series of Azure for IT Pros courses, find out what Azure Automation is and what Azure Automation assets are, and learn about Azure Automation Desired State Configuration. Plus, look at PowerShell workflows and runbooks in Azure, along with helpful...
7/16/2015, MVA
​Do IT security concerns keep you up at night? You're not alone! Many IT Pros want to extend their organization's infrastructure but need reassurance about security. Whether you are researching a hybrid or a public cloud model with Microsoft Azure, the question remains the same: Does the solution me