Building and running a .NET Core application in a Docker Swarm in Azure, via Docker Cloud

Building and running a .NET Core application in a Docker Swarm in Azure, via Docker Cloud

Introduction In this article I'll walk you through how to set up a Docker Swarm in Azure through the Docker Cloud service. There's plenty of places to host your docker containers, in this post I'm covering the Docker Cloud option with the Swarm Mode on Azure. I will soon post a few guides for ACS (Azure Container Service) and AKS (Managed Kubernetes on Azure Container Service) which also touches upon how to deploy and host your containerized solutions in the Azure cloud. For the sake of this post, I've created a super-simple console application that outputs messages to an Azure…

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Tip: Docker Extension for VSCode

Tip: Docker Extension for VSCode

I've been spending a lot of time with .NET Core, Docker, a plenitude of Azure services, various cloud systems and API's. The common denominator of all my projects of late, is that they're all touching Docker in one way or the other. With Docker there's plenty of ways to do things. This post is simply a tip if you're using VSCode and also working with Docker to some extent; It'll help with some basic tasks. Docker Extension for Visual Studio Code, installation Press Ctrl + P (Windows) Type ext install vscode-docker Select and install the extension (as of this writing it's…

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Microsoft Build 2017 - My Favorite Highlights and Announcements

Microsoft Build 2017 - My Favorite Highlights and Announcements

If you're in this sphere, I am pretty sure you've also been either attending on-site, virtually attending or at least heard about what Build 2017 from Microsoft had to offer last week. With this post I simply want to emphasize on some of the features and announcements that Microsoft did recently that I really liked. There was a lot more happening, but these are my key takeaways. Enjoy. Azure Cloud Shell A while ago I tweeted about a nice way Microsoft implemented a feature-teaser in the Azure Portal: Nice way to sneak a promo for #BUILD2017 into the #Azure Portal.…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 008 - Benefits of using Office 365 PnP in your organization, with Eric Overfield

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 008 - Benefits of using Office 365 PnP in your organization, with Eric Overfield

Note. This episode was recorded 2017-02-19 This time I’m catching up with Eric Overfield. We're talking about the benefits of using Office 365 Patterns and Practices in your organization, and what it has to offer. Eric is sharing his best tips on what the core benefits are, where to find more information about it, etc. Episode Guest, Eric Overfield PixelMill Co-Founder, SharePoint Branding and UI Designer, Builder and Creator. In 2016, Microsoft recognized Eric's contributions to SharePoint and Office 365 by awarding him as a Microsoft MVP, and then in 2017, Microsoft recognized his community leadership and general technology…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 007 - SharePoint Client Side Development experiences with Mark Rackley

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 007 - SharePoint Client Side Development experiences with Mark Rackley

Note. This episode was recorded 2017-02-14 This time I'm catching up with an old friend and fellow Microsoft MVP, Mark Rackley. We're talking about some of his experiences and tips around Client Side Development for SharePoint. Episode Guest, Mark Rackley Mark is Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at PAIT Group and an Office Servers and Services MVP with more than 20 years of experience designing and developing software solutions. Mark has been doing JavaScript development in SharePoint since 2009 as is considered one of the pioneers of Client Side Development in SharePoint. As a globally recognized SharePoint geek, Mark is…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 006 - Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine with Mikael Svenson

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 006 - Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine with Mikael Svenson

Note. This episode was recorded 2016-12-08. I'm catching up with Mikael Svenson, and in this episode Mikael gives us some insights into how he's been using the Office 365 PnP Provisioning Engine in a few of his projects. Episode Guest, Mikael Svenson Mikael Svenson is a principal consultant for Puzzlepart, an Office 365 consultancy. He has worked in the search field for over 15 years implementing solutions for major international corporations and for several Nordic governmental institutions. Some of the topics we brush on are: What benefits does PnP provisioning engine give your project? A few examples of how Mikael…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 005 - Microsoft Teams with Maarten Eekels

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 005 - Microsoft Teams with Maarten Eekels

Note. This episode was recorded 2016-12-08. I’m catching up with Maarten Eekels on Microsoft Teams. As of this post, Microsoft Teams has been released in General Availability. As of the recording, it was still in a preview. Episode Guest, Maarten Eekels Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels is Microsoft MVP and CTO of Portiva, one of the larger SharePoint and Office 365 implementation partners in the Netherlands. In that role he is responsible for all knowledge and technology related matters. Maarten is an experienced Office 365 and SharePoint specialist and already since version 2003 he is involved in implementing SharePoint and (later)…

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Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 004 - SharePoint 2016 and the BI workloads with John White

Rencore Tech Talks - Episode 004 - SharePoint 2016 and the BI workloads with John White

In this episode I'm having a fun chat with John P. White about the BI workloads in SharePoint 2016. Check it out! Episode Guest, John P. White John P White is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of UnlimitedViz, the makers of tyGraph. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2010. He has spent far too long (since 1990) in the Information Technology space and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have…

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