For one of my upcoming blogposts I have been exploring options for hosting Docker containers in the cloud. Along the way I found that Azure Container Instances is a relatively straight foward, no nonsense approach if you're after rapidly hosting an image without having to deal with the orchestration or
I saw a great talk last night at F# |> Bristol [https://www.meetup.com/FSharpBristol/] by Anthony Brown on how to use Microsoft Azure and F# to build a search engine (full talk here [https://skillsmatter.com/skillscasts/8901-f-sharpunctional-londoners-meetup]). The talk incorporated Azure Web Jobs, Azure Search, Resource Manager & MBrace.
Recently we switched from using the Azure Queues as part of the standard storage account to using Windows Azure Service Bus. The primary motivation behind this was: * In-built dead letter queues * Ease of complete and abandon operations * The opportunity to use topics and subscriptions in the future The initial transition