Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

The ability to locate content in SharePoint via search has been continually improving over the years, seeing big jumps in impact with the release of features such as Delve and OCR in OneDrive for Business. Indexing file content from Document Libraries has improved no end, but one item I see as a gap is extracting … Continue reading Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

Recommended Azure developer sessions at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney 2019

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney is on February 13 and 14 and presents Australian developers with a massive opportunity to get deep technical guidance on how to build with Microsoft Azure. I took a look through the session catalog and to save you some time I've pulled together this list to help you get … Continue reading Recommended Azure developer sessions at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney 2019

Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Important note: this blog post covers in-preview services that are subject to change before launch. As such I'll update this post as / when required to reflect official guidance from the Functions team on the best approach to deployments. Additionally, for the purpose of this post I am not deploying App Settings as there are … Continue reading Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure

Today we're going to look at how you can migrate a static website hosted in AWS S3 to Azure's Storage Static Websites. Before we get going there are a few things to be aware of: The Azure Static Websites feature doesn't currently support naked (or apex) domains (using a website without 'www' for example). This … Continue reading Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure

Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python

I've been working a lot with Python over the last few months and one piece of work I've spent quite a lot of time on is interfacing Python solutions with Cosmos DB. Microsoft has shipped a great Cosmos DB Python SDK that provides almost all a developer could need to work with Cosmos DB. In … Continue reading Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python

Azure Functions for Java developers

I had great fun yesterday presenting at the Sydney Serverless Meetup on the currently in-preview support for Java on Azure Functions. Rather than throw the slides up somewhere online I thought I'd write a blog that covers the content with the added bonus of giving you the option to dig into items in more detail. … Continue reading Azure Functions for Java developers