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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 10/18)

Microsoft's Cloud Advocates help every technologist, from those in enterprises or startups, to succeed and do what they love: write, code, and learn. They engage developers and others in the software ecosystem to further technical education and proficiency within the Microsoft Cloud + AI platform. Cloud Advocates meet with developers around the world through talks, demos, and engagement in technical communities. Please check out the latest Cloud Advoacy content highlights below for the week of 10/18:



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Azure DevOps Multi-Stage Pipelines Approval Strategies 애저 데브옵스 다단계 파이프라인 승인 전략

Justin Yoo (Twitter: @ justinchronicle)

There are two options for using Azure DevOps Release Pipelines. In this post, we’ll discuss how each release stage can configure the approval process.

DevOps, Azure DevOps Services, Azure Pipelines, VS Code

How to Tackle the Challenges in Deploying Machine Learning Models

Francesca Lazzeri (Twitter: @ frlazzeri)

In this article, we will introduce some common challenges of machine learning model deployment. We will also discuss the following points that may enable you to tackle some of those challenges:

1. Why successful model deployment is fundamental for AI-driven companies.

2. Why companies struggle with model deployment.

3. How to select the right tools to succeed with model deployment.

AI + Machine Learning, Azure Machine Learning Service

Tutorial: Use Azure Cognitive Services to build a translator app hosted on Azure App Service 👨‍💻👩‍💻

Abhishek Gupta (Twitter: @ abhi_tweeter)

This tutorial will demonstrate the usage of Azure Cognitive Services with the help of a text translation example implemented using a simple Golang app deployed to Azure App Service

Cloud Computing (General), AI + Machine Learning, Azure App Service, Azure Cognitive Services, Go, GoLang

Build Your Serverless Azure Function Apps With Bazel 1.0 🌿

Wassim Chegham (Twitter: @ manekinekko)

Upon the announcement of Bazel 1.0, Wassim share a guide taking you through the set up of an Azure Function application using Bazel, written in TypeScript.

Compute + Serverless, Azure Functions

Vanilla JavaScript and HTML - No frameworks. No libraries. No problem.

John Papa (Twitter: @ John_Papa)

Have you ever heard the expression 'You don't know what you got, til it's gone'? Do you know what it takes to render HTML elements on a web page without Angular, React, Svelte, and Vue? Let's explore a controlled scenario of creating a simple web page and bring to the foreground what it takes to render a page with pure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Web, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, VS Code

Azure IoT PnP Applications with Deepstream on Nvidia Jetson Devices

Paul DeCarlo (Twitter: @ pjdecarlo)

This GitHub repository contains a tutorial for using an Azure IoT PnP application to enable remote interaction and telemetry in IoT Central for DeepStream on Nvidia Jetson Devices.

Internet of Things (IoT), Azure IoT Central, Azure IoT Hub

Azure Subscription Cleaner Auto Deployment

Frank Boucher (Twitter: @ fboucheros)

In this session, join Frank Boucher in fixing the Azure Automation solution for the project Azure Subscription Cleaner (AzSubscriptionCleaner). Once the project is all working he will then work on extracting the Azure Resource Manager (#ARM) template.

Management + Governance, Azure ARM Templates, Azure Automation

Deploy and Install Windows Admin Center in an Azure VM

Thomas Maurer (Twitter: @) ThomasMaurer

The great thing about Windows Admin Center (WAC) you manage every Windows Server doesn’t matter where it is running. You can manage Windows Servers on-prem, in Azure or running at other cloud providers. Now if you want to use Windows Admin Center to manage your virtual machines running in Azure, you can use either an on-prem WAC installation and connecting it using a public IP address or a VPN connection, or you can deploy and install Windows Admin Center in Azure. This blog post will show you how you can deploy and install Windows Admin Center in an Azure virtual machine (VM).


In this article you learn how to deploy and install Windows Admin Center in Azure virtual machine.

Compute + Serverless, Windows Admin Center, Windows Server, Azure, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Cloud Shell, PowerShell, Azure PowerShell

Add Real-time to your Java App with Azure SignalR Service

Anthony Chu (Twitter: @ nthonyChu)

In this article, we look at the benefits of using Azure SignalR Service for real-time communication and how to integrate it with a Java Spring Boot chat application using the service's HTTP API.

Web, Azure SignalR Service, Java, APIs/API Development

Cloud Native Show: Configuration and Setting in ASP.NET Core

Shayne Boyer (Twitter: @ spboyer)

One of the "Factors" in cloud native applications states you should store your configuration and settings outside of your core application code. In this episode, Shayne talks with Andrew to get a run down on how the configuration options in .NET Core allows for layers of configurability and abstractions for your app.

Containers, Programming (General), ASP.NET Core, Azure App Service