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

Updated for General Availability (August 2019) As promised I've updated this post to show you how to achieve builds and releases now Azure Functions Python support is Generally Available (GA). Build and package You now have the choice to package Python Azure Functions using a pre-built template in Azure DevOps. Once you select this you … Continue reading Deploy Python-based Azure Functions using Azure DevOps

Bulk insert entities into Cosmos DB using Python

πŸ’£πŸ’£Note: the v4 Python SDK for Cosmos DB has a bunch of breaking changes to the API surface which means this article is out-of-date. Stored Procedure execution has moved from the Cosmos Client to the Scripts module in the Python SDK. Please consider the below documentation of archive value only. πŸ’£πŸ’£ I've been working a … 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

Understanding Tenants, Subscriptions, Regions and Geographies in Azure

If you are getting started working with Azure you might come across a few key terms that it's important to have a good understanding of. In this post I'm going to cover what I think are four of the key ones. Tenant A Tenant, as it relates to Azure, refers to a single instance of … Continue reading Understanding Tenants, Subscriptions, Regions and Geographies in Azure

DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!

Microsoft has always been a company by, of, and for developers, and the renewed Microsoft commitment to meet the Australian developer community wherever they are continued this past weekend when we were at DDD Sydney. DDD Sydney, like Perth before it, didn't disappoint in its slick organisation and community-selected content. The unique spice to the … Continue reading DDD Sydney 2018 – Super sold-out Saturday!

DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community

This past weekend I was in Perth to attend DDD Perth as part of Microsoft's sponsorship and thought I'd write up my experience. For those of you unfamiliar with DDD (Developer! Developer! Developer!), it is a community-organised event that started in the United Kingdom in 2005 and has run in various cities in Australia over … Continue reading DDD Perth 2018 – the value of a strong developer community