Azure SaaS platform, an output of exam preparations and experiments

Saas

The latest Azure certification exams are demanding and need a lot of demos and hands-on training. During the preparations and experiments, an e-commerce Azure Saas Platform was formed unintentionally. Taking Microsoft certification exams has been apart of my professional career since 2007. Certifying myself not only verifies the current level of my knowledge but also makes me study hard for newly available technology. I’m currently on the DevOps journey with the following exams: AZ900 Azure Fundamentals (Done) AZ-103 Azure Administrator…

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Azure Functions Hosting Options and Best Practices

The process for creating Azure Functions is straightforward on the Azure Portal. The only confusing option you have to consider during the function creation is which hosting model to choose from the available choices. There are four different hosting plans to choose from, where you will also be able to determine which OS to host your functions. In this blog post, I’ll have a review of different choices and what suits you best. This is what you will see on…

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Azure Functions, Serverless architecture in action

One of the most popular Azure features is Azure App Services and the Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture approach. It merely removes the overhead of setting up additional infrastructure, speeds up to get apps up and running and is an economical solution for hosting user faced web apps or API solutions for the web or mobile apps. For the last few years, App Services has played a significant role in the architecture and services I design for the customers.…

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9 Important facts to consider when looking for a new job in London!

It took me nine months to relax from my previous entrepreneurship era and start a new career as a Technology Advisor at Futurice Ltd in London. During the nine months period, I had enough time to explore new markets and think about what could be my next interesting and lucrative move. I’m going to write more about my explores later, but first I will share my thoughts about finding a job in London as it is in my fresh memory.…

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The sweet goodbye

Recently I have seen some motivation videos about successful people like Jack Ma or Elon Musk on Facebook. The Video begins by telling how miserable was their life by failing over and over, dropping-off or leaving the university, nobody wanted to give them a job and then something happens. Their life changed by trying harder and they become successful, a Billionaire! I guess in most cases becoming a Millionaire/Billionaire part is what makes people watch those videos? The only thing I could…

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An Excellent Idea for A START-UP! (PART 2)

Recently, I attended a conference at Metropolia University of Applied Science as a co-speaker with my dear friend and workmate Jouko Nyholm. We attended to present about “Enterprise IT and Microsoft Solutions”. Attendees were a group of final year students from the Information Technology and Media engineering course. I spoke about entrepreneurship and during the questions and answer part, a student raised a funny question. The question was “So what is the next good idea to create a new start-up?”. My…

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Technical Challenges of Extranets and Customer Engagement

Customer engagement

Over a decade of being a part of Microsoft ecosystem and solving customer’s needs, one of the most challenging tasks has been the engagement of customers and providing self-service systems to the end-users. In the old days and even currently some enterprises refer to the system as an “Extranet”. The cloud era and especially Microsoft’s Azure and the seamless integration between services has eventually changed the world. Few years ago to have an environment where customers could authenticate, update their…

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An Excellent Idea For A Start-up! (Part 1)

Excellent Idea

It has been a while since my last blog post, but in IT business a lot happens at beginning of the year which has kept me particularly busy. I would like to dedicate my next two posts to the subject of an “Idea” and the importance of the idea behind start-ups. Whilst acting as an entrepreneur, I have engaged in constructive discussions with young entrepreneurs and some students who are planning their own start-ups. In most cases, I felt that young entrepreneurs do not focus on the idea…

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To Be Or Not To Be A Startupper

Back days during my university studies, I was always wondering what is the source  of multi-billion dollar/euro enterprises. How can you create such a company, and what do you need to be able to run the company. There are still many people, who are thinking about the same questions and trying to seek the answer. Let me make the answer easy to understand. Any living object in this world has a start. Even our world had its own start during the big bang process. Companies…

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Follow, Believe and Take Over

In my last two posts I had a review of the history of my entrepreneurship and the experience in a large corporation. In this blog post I will have a review of my transfer to a smaller company and the revoke of the belief to entrepreneurship. This will be my last blog post about the history and from the next post I will concentrate on entrepreneurship and the creation of startups. Here is again a quote from Jack Ma (the founder of…

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