Another month has gone by, and I am a bit late with my story. November was another busy month after October with Integrate and other things.
In the month November, I got the news that I am a part of the InfoQ Cloud editors. Moreover, I immediately started writing a few stories and here’s are the titles:
- Google Data Loss Prevention API Offers New Ways to Manage Sensitive Data
- Azure Managed Applications Generally Available to Partners and Customers
- Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Time Series Insight
- Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances
That was really cool and on top off that I did two Middleware Friday episodes:
- INTEGRATE 2017 USA Highlight Show
- Leverage the Vision API OCR capability with Azure Functions and Flow
In general, the content Kent and I produce is a lot of fun, and people appreciate it. In de coming month we will definitely continue!
Finally, I did a presentation at CloudBrew, my first. My session was around CosmosDB, the Graph Model, and Search. For a customer, I did a cool POC with these technologies to show the business a future-proof knowledge base.
As many may know by now, I like to read from time to time. During my trip to the US, I pick up a copy of the “Phoenix Project” and read it in November. I must say it was fun to read and some scenario’s in the book are familiar to me. In my book collection, I found out I also had a copy of the DevOps Handbook, which I read too. Both are excellent reading and if you’re into DevOps definitely read them.
My favorite albums in November are:
- Almanac – Kingslayer
- Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis
- Witchery – I Am Legion
- Moonspell – 1755
It is December now the last month the year, and I have a few challenges left before Christmas and 2018. A few more InfoQ articles, Middleware Friday episodes, Integration Monday session and a Webinar on Event Grid.