Today Azure App Configuration is out of preview and is now generally available.

Azure App Configuration helps you manage application settings and control their access centrally. It’s built on the simple concept of key-value pairs, and this service provides manageability, availability, and ease-of-use.

Azure App Configuration provides the following benefits:

  • Universal, fully managed configuration store for configuration and feature management
  • Provides fast retrieval of configurations for any application in Azure, on-prem or in other clouds
  • Complete data encryption, at rest or in transit
  • Improve security by separating configuration from code
  • Reduce configuration complexity across multiple environments
  • Native integrations with popular…

This week GitHub announced the beta for their new GitHub CLI tool, which provides an easier and more seamless way for you to interact with GitHub from your terminal.

The GitHub CLI can be installed on Windows, macOS and Linux. Get started by downloading the installer from the GitHub CLI repository.

New GitHub CLI announced and available as beta


What can GitHub CLI do?

Once you have it downloaded, open up your terminal and use the gh command:

Earlier this week I noticed that Microsoft launched the Azure Apps Demo Map website, a centralized way to see some awesome resources available by Microsoft for building enterprise applications that leverage Azure technologies.

Most of the scenarios include an interactive user experience to explore the solution — including solution diagrams, live demos, source code and additional resources.

In this post, I’ll walk through what is Azure App Configuration and how to get started using it in your applications, whether their on-prem or in the cloud.

What is Azure App Configuration?

Before we get started with Azure App Configuration lets first look at what is it. Microsoft docs explain it as follows…

Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and feature flags.

Microsoft Docs —

Azure App Configuration helps you manage application settings and control their access centrally. It’s built on the simple concept of key-value pairs, and this service provides manageability, availability, and ease-of-use.

With modern programs…

Registration for this year’s Microsoft Build event is now open and will be held in Seattle from May 19 to May 21. You can register at

Microsoft Build focuses on latest trends and future looking technology innovations for leading architects, developers, start-ups and student developers.

Pricing and free child admission

The cost for Build is $2,395 and is all-inclusive and provides all-access for the full three days of hands-on learning where you can meet with the engineers, and connect with the community.

Just like last year, you’re able to bring your aspiring developer (ages 14–21) to the conference, which includes access to the extraordinary…

As we start the month of February, there will be an online community called Azure Spring Clean which will focus on promoting well managed Azure tenants. This event starts February 3 and will be on “ Azure RBAC — Best Practices”.

Check out for all the details and keep an eye on the Twitter hashtag #AzureSpringClean.



Microsoft PowerPoint

The following are eleven tips I’ve learned over the years of giving technical presentations at work, meetups, or at conferences that I wanted to share with the community so that it might help someone else that is new to presenting or wants to refine their presentation process. So let’s get started.

1. Get out of the dark

If you’re using Dark Mode for your tools, please switch to the light theme as it provides a better viewing experience when used with a projector.

The Windows Terminal was announced at Build 2019 and is open source and free. In this article I’ll show you how to add a new shell profile for the Developer Command Prompt for VS2019.

Getting Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal requires Windows 10 1903. You can get the Windows Terminal for free from the Store. For users who are unable to download from the Store, Windows Terminal builds can manually be downloaded from the repositories Release page.

JSON Syntax

The Windows Terminal settings is stored in a “Profiles.json” file. …

SQL Server Management Studio v18.0 is now generally available and is the latest version that provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through to 2019 preview.

If you have a preview of SSMS 18.0 installed, you will need to uninstall before you can install SSMS 18.0 GA. SSMS 18.0 will also not replace an older version of SSMS but will run side by side with it.

Release Highlights

Here is a brief list of is new in SSMS 18.0.

  • Support for SQL Server 2019. SSMS 18.0 …

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off the new year I’d like share with you what happened in 2018, what it meant to me, and where I plan on going in 2019.

I started 2018 off on the home stretch towards my first Microsoft MVP Award for the Azure award category. I was getting close and my mentor Sim said I needed to get out into the community and do more speaking engagements in. In 2017 I started to speak at local user groups when I started on my Microsoft MVP journey. So in 2018 I needed to go all…

Callon Campbell

Microsoft MVP Azure | Solutions Architect | Developer | co-creator of #ReflectInsight .NET Live Log Viewer. I love Azure, Serverless, Thoughts are my own.

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