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An idea I’ve had for some time now is to create a screenshot archive of the Azure Portal. The reason for this is that the UI of the Azure Portal is constantly changing, and it’s neat sometimes to look at older screenshots to see what the Azure Portal UI used to be at some point in the past. So, I’ve decided to create a new open source project over on Github, title Azure Portal Archive.
Also, instead of just having a folder of screenshots, I’ve created a simple UI to be able to easily navigate the archive of Azure Portal screenshots. This UI is hosted using GitHub Pages at the following URL: https://buildazure.github.io/azure-portal-archive/
There’s only a couple screenshots in the archive right now, as I just created this project a couple days ago. If you would like to submit any screenshots to the archive, please feel free to submit a Pull Request to the project. Also, please make sure there isn’t any sensitive, confidential, or PII information in the screenshots that you don’t have permission to share publicly. I know we all have production deployments running in Azure, so please blur out stuff in the screenshots if necessary.
The Weeks Top Links
Here are some of the most notable links from the week:
Azure Service Updates
Here’s a list of the Microsoft Azure Service Updates from over the past week:
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Here’s a collection of some of the most note worthy blog articles posted over the past week:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS)
Command-Line / ARM Templates
Database / Big Data
Internet of Things (IoT)
Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Development and DevOps
- Automatic Unit Testing in .NET Core plus Code Coverage in Visual Studio Code by Scott Hanselman
- Azure Tips and Tricks Part 105 – Day 5 – An end to end scenario with Azure App Service, API Apps, SQL, VSTS and CI/CD by Michael Crump
- Azure Tips and Tricks Part 107 – Day 6 – An end to end scenario with Azure App Service, API Apps, SQL, VSTS and CI/CD by Michael Crump
- Announcement: Publish markdown files from your git repository to VSTS Wiki by Sandeep Chadda
- Build your next iOS and Android game with $2,500+ of gaming services by David Holladay
- Use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to host your private package server by Keith Beller
- End-to-end from Code Project, to VSTS CI/CD, to Azure by Crystal Tenn
- Deploying WordPress Application using Visual Studio Team Services and Azure – Part two by Yaron Prigal
- A Microservices implementation journey — Part 5 by Aram Koukia
- How Microsoft Does DevOps – an Interview with Aaron Bjork, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) by Dave Harrison, Aaron Bjork
- Azure DevOps: automate App Service slot swaps in your VSTS release pipeline by gdavi
Containers / Service Fabric
Learning / Certification
Here are links to some of the videos that have been posted over the past week:
Audio / Podcasts
To complete the collection of different mediums to allow you to consume your Azure news / info in any way you want, here’s a list of the podcasts released this week:
General Cloud / Related
Here’s some noteworthy links about Cloud computing and other related topics that aren’t necessarily specific to Microsoft Azure:
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