Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Virtual Network Service Endpoint - Hello World

    In our last post we discussed the new feature Virtual Network Service Endpoint.

    In this post we’re going to show how to use that feature.

    We’re going to use it on a storage account.

    We won’t go through the micro steps of setting up each services but we’ll focus on the Service Endpoint configuration.

    Resource Group

    As usual for...

  • VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

    internet-1676139_640It’s finally here, it has arrived:  Azure Virtual Network Service Endpoints.<p>This was a long requested “Enterprise feature”.</p><p>Let’s look at what this is and how to use it.</p><p>Please note that at the time of this writing (end-of-September 2017) this feature is available only in a few region in Public Preview:</p><ul><li>Azure...

  • Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

    Azure Managed Disks (introduced in February 2017) simplified the way Virtual Machine disks are managed in Azure.

    A little known advantage of that resource is that it exposes its storage type, i.e. Standard vs Premium, as a simple property that can easily be changed.

    Why would we do that?  Typically we’ll move from standard to premium storage to improve...

  • How to know where a Service is Available in Azure

    pexels-photo-269633[1]Azure has a Global Footprint of 40 regions at the time of this writing (mid-September 2017).

    Not all services are available in every regions.  Most aren’t in fact.  Only foundational services (e.g. storage) are available everywhere.

    In order to know where a service is available, we...

  • Hacking: changing Cosmos DB Portal experience from Graph to SQL

    In the last article, we looked at how we could access a graph using the SQL (aka DocumentDB) API.

    Here we’ll explore how we can switch the Portal experience from one to the other.

    Portal Experience

    The Portal Experience refers to the way the portal lets us interact with Cosmos DB Data.  It’s basically the Data Explorer experience.