Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

We recently published an article about Cosmos DB Performance with Geospatial Data. In this article, we’re going to explain how to setup the environment in order to run those performance test. More importantly, we believe this article is interesting on its own as it shows how to use Logic Apps to populate a Cosmos DB … More Setup for populating Cosmos DB with random data using Logic Apps

How to Create a Logic App Connector in an ARM Template

I wanted to automate the performance test setup we discussed in the last article.  This includes a Logic App calling into a Cosmos DB stored procedure. Logic App uses connectors when connecting to other services, either within or outside of Azure.  Now how do we create those in an ARM Template?  This problem is the … More How to Create a Logic App Connector in an ARM Template

How to know where a Service is Available in Azure

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 can look at: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/services/ This is handy when we’re … More How to know where a Service is Available in Azure

Creating an image with 2 Managed Disks for VM Scale Set

UPDATE (23-06-2017):  Fabio Hara, a colleague of mine from Brazil, has published the ARM template on his GitHub.  This makes it much easier to try the content of this article.  Thank you Fabio! We talked about Managed Disks, now let’s use them. Let’s create an image from an OS + Data disk & create a … More Creating an image with 2 Managed Disks for VM Scale Set

Automating Azure AD

In the previous article, we explored how to interact (read / write) to an Azure AD tenant using Microsoft Graph API. In the article before that, we looked at how to authenticate a user without using Azure AD web flow. Those were motivated by a specific scenario:  replacing a LDAP server by Azure AD while … More Automating Azure AD

Azure SQL Elastic Pool – Moving databases across pools using PowerShell

I’ve written a bit about Azure SQL Elastic Pool lately:  an overview, about ARM template and about database size. One of the many great features of Azure SQL Elastic Pool is that like Azure SQL Database (standalone), we can change the eDTU capacity of the pool “on the fly”, without downtime. Unlike its standalone cousin … More Azure SQL Elastic Pool – Moving databases across pools using PowerShell