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  • Customer Engineer at Microsoft
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Hey I'm Will! I'm a Customer Engineer at Microsoft working in the Fast Track for Azure team. I help engineers build amazing things using Serverless and Container technologies.

I speak 🗣, I blog ✍, I code 👩‍💻 I also create tech videos on YouTube!
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2022
May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022
  Azure Container Apps is a serverless container platform that we can use to run microservices and containerized applications without having to worry about managing complex infrastructure and container orchestrations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JryE0Hh_Fw
In this video, I introduce the key concepts and features of Azure Container Apps and go through a demo on how you can create a simple Container App using Bicep. 
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2021
Aug 09, 2021
Aug 09, 2021
Before deploying our Azure Functions, it's good to debug our Functions locally to ensure that it works as expected. Running our Functions locally requires a local.settings.json file to store our application settings.

When we first create a Function in Visual Studio, a local.settings.json file is generated for us. However, if we clone a Function app from a repository, this file won't be cloned! (Hopefully it won't be cloned. It's good practice not to commit this file to your repo since it has application secrets!).

Thankfully, we can use Azure Function Core Tools to create a local.settings.json file and import our Function settings to that file so we can run our Functions locally as if we were running it against that environment!

https://dev.to/willvelida/using-azure-functions-core-tools-to-fetch-app-settings-for-local-development-1gb2
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Aug 07, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
 What are Pods in Kubernetes?

After joking for a long time that I'd learn Kubernetes, I finally got serious about doing it two weeks ago. I had a chat with my boss and he encouraged me to learn something outside my domain, so it seemed like a good opportunity to finally knuckle down and get my head around it. 

Here's a blog post I wrote on Pods in Kubernetes: https://dev.to/willvelida/what-are-pods-in-kubernetes-27n4  
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Jul 18, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Using the new C# Azure.Data.Tables SDK with Azure Cosmos DB - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻 

In this article, I'll show you how we can perform simple operations against a Azure Cosmos DB Table API account using the new Azure.Data.Table C# SDK. 
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Jul 01, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Renewed for another year as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP! Super excited to continue to work with the community to make the Azure and Data Platform space awesome!
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