March 7, 2016

A New Project!

My job is to advocate for and drive Azure consumption. In order to do that, I have to know just about everything there is to know about it. The best way for me to do that is to keep a very close eye on existing public announcements and understand them as they happen. So, I've started a new project. I call it "Azure Status." No, it is really not that creative. Yes, it is really ugly and I shouldn't write code because I'm not that good at it. BUT, if you want to follow all the happenings in the world of Azure WITH SOME CONTEXT, this will hopefully be the place to get it.

You see, Azure Status is not just about showing links to the various features and documents in Azure. There's already a website for that - What this does is take that, group things together in a way that makes sense to me, provides an opportunity to tie some context around the feature, note why it matters, what the business value is (without all the marketing stuff) and what the competitive landscape looks like.

It's definitely a work in progress so don't make fun of me - I had a lot of fun making it and I hope you like it/find some value in it.

I'll also blog at some point on how I made this, but for now, just note that it is MVC and Razor sitting on top of EF 6 and WebAPI and integrated with Azure Active Directory. Without further adieu: