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Getting Started with Azure Purview

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Getting Started with Azure Purview

Azure Purview is Microsoft’s unified data governance service that helps you discover and get insight into your available data. It replaces Azure Data Catalog and is now based on Apache Atlas, one of the leading open-source data governance and metadata frameworks.

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Getting started with Azure SQL Elastic Database Pools

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Getting started with Azure SQL Elastic Database Pools

Elastic pools provide a simple and cost effective solution for running multiple Azure SQL Databases with a fixed budget. The price of an elastic database pool is based only on the total resources allocated for the databases, and is independent of the number of databases it contains.

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How to Connect to a SOAP API from Azure Data Factory

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

How to Connect to a SOAP API from Azure Data Factory

Have you ever needed to read data from a SOAP API (web service) in your Azure Data Factory pipelines? I have, and I will here show you the trick how to do this. Azure Data Factory (ADF) doesn't currently come with any built-in SOAP connector. Instead you need to do a workaround.

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Introduction to Azure Synapse Dedicated SQL pools (formerly SQL DW)

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Introduction to Azure Synapse Dedicated SQL pools (formerly SQL DW)

Azure Synapse is a super-scalable analytics service for enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you two options: Dedicated resources or Serverless on-demand resources. This article will describe the Dedicated option.

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How to Copy Azure SQL Database to another Subscription

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

How to Copy Azure SQL Database to another Subscription

Azure SQL Databases comes with built-in backup and restore capabilities, but how do you copy an Azure SQL Database between subscriptions? It is actually fast and easy to do. I will describe how to do it in this article.

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Running a Blog on Azure Data Lake

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Running a Blog on Azure Data Lake

Can you host a blog in an Azure Data Lake? Yes, absolutely! In fact, this website is an example of that. In this article, I will describe how you can host your website in Azure Data Lake and handle dynamic things such as a contact page.

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How To Run Your Azure Web App From Zip Package

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

How To Run Your Azure Web App From Zip Package

Running your Azure Web Apps (App Services) from zip packages is an alternative to the standard deployment model. I will here describe how to setup the package deployment model ("Run From Package") and what the advantages/disadvantages are.

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Setup Caching on your Azure Storage Blobs

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Setup Caching on your Azure Storage Blobs

Azure Blob Storage can be used for publishing files to the web. Actually, this website is using Azure Blog Storage for publishing images and other resources. They each get an URL for direct access from any web browser. However, it is good practice and good for performance to setup caching on images and web resources. Here I will describe how.

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Azure Web App Not Updating After Publish

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Azure Web App Not Updating After Publish

Do you have problems with your Azure Web App not updating after you publish (from Visual Studio or other tool)? I had these problems with my Azure Linux ASP.NET Core Apps, but they can happen with any type of Azure Web App (or even Azure Functions). I will explain how I solved these problems and why they occured.

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WEBSITE_DYNAMIC_CACHE and WEBSITE_LOCAL_CACHE_OPTION

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

WEBSITE_DYNAMIC_CACHE and WEBSITE_LOCAL_CACHE_OPTION

Two important settings in Azure Web Apps that you should really care about are WEBSITE_DYNAMIC_CACHE and WEBSITE_LOCAL_CACHE_OPTION. Being careless with them can lead to either website updating problems or unnecessary performance degradation. I will explain why, and how you should handle them.

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Azure Linux Publish Error (Web deployment task failed. Could not connect to the remote computer)

Johan Åhlén by Johan Åhlén - Updated

Azure Linux Publish Error (Web deployment task failed. Could not connect to the remote computer)

Most people (including me) run into this common problem the first time they try to deploy a Linux Web App: Web deployment task failed. Could not connect to the remote computer ("linuxtest1.scm.azurewebsites.net"). This is easily solved. I will show you how.

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