• Native support for Scrum and Kanban
  • Customized dashboards and integrated reporting
  • Efficiently track user stories, backlog items, task, features and bugs
  • Track work using work items

Work Item Types

  • Agile
  • Basic

  • As of today, not less than 70% of the world’s businesses operated fully or partially on the cloud.
  • While these businesses are being attracted by lower costs, flexibility, increased collaboration and the freedom cloud offers, these benefits also come with a fair share of security risks. This is why not less than 90% of businesses that utilize the cloud are now more concerned than ever on public cloud security.
  • Hence security of the cloud platform is very important in order to avoid any data leakage and to be GDPR complaint.

Why Smart Security Scanner ?

  • Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is used to manage, control, and monitor access within your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) organization.
  • With PIM you can provide as-needed and just-in-time access to Azure resources, Azure AD resources, and other Microsoft online services like Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Intune.


To use Privileged Identity Management, you must have one of the following licenses:

  • Azure AD Premium P2
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5

Lock down inbound traffic to your Azure Virtual Machines with Azure Security Center’s just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access feature. …


  • Azure Blob Storage Account
  • Cosmos DB Account


Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that allows to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating and automating data movement and data transformation.

Step 1 — Create Azure Data Factory

Step 2 — Store Data in Blob Storage

Create a container, upload CSV file to the Blob Storage

  • Azure DevOps provides developer services for support teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications.
  • It allows organizations to create and improve products at a faster pace than they can with traditional software development approaches.
  • Azure Devops Standalone services :

Azure Repos provides Git repositories or Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) for source control of your code

What is Data Modelling?

  • Process of creating a data model for the data to be stored in a database.
  • It is a conceptual representation of Data objects, the associations between different data objects, and the rules.
  • Data modeling helps in the visual representation of data and enforces business rules, regulatory compliances, and government policies on the data.
  • An abstract model that organizes data description, data semantics, and consistency constraints of data.
  • The data model emphasizes on what data is needed and how it should be organized instead of what operations will be performed on data.
  • Data Model is like an architect’s building plan, which…

  • It is a data management function to ensure the quality, integrity, security and usability of the data collected by an organization
  • It needs to be in place from the time a data is collected until the data is destroyed
  • It focuses on making the data available to all stakeholders in a form that they can readily access and use in a manner that conforms to regulatory standards
  • Finally, It ensures that the data is secure

(a) it is accessed only by permitted users in permitted ways

(b) it is auditable, meaning all accesses, including changes, are logged, and compliant with…

Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Synapse

  • Limitless analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics.
  • It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or dedicated resources — at scale.
  • Azure Synapse brings these worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, explore, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

Pricing for Azure Synapse Analytics

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  • Most of organizations working with Azure Synapse Analtytics keep running the synapse pool during most of the day when most of their internal development and testing teams are active .
  • In order to reduce the cost with Azure Synapse, we…

  • Big Data, Batch/Stream processing, Machine Learning Models, AI and various other data & analytics system has become reality today
  • Gartner defined “The Analytics Continuum” that lays out seven high-level tasks and plots them on the scale of analytics maturity and competitive advantage.
  • Although there are various architectures followed across the globe, two mainly used architectures are as follows :

1) Lambda Architecture

  • Designed to handle massive quantities of data by taking advantage of both a batch layer (also called cold layer) and a stream-processing layer (also called hot or speed layer)
  • Speed and business challenges

— Ability to process data at high speed…

Azure Virtual Network

- Fundamental building block for private network

- Enables many types of Azure resources such as Azure Virtual Machines (VM), to securely communicate with each other, the internet, and on-premises networks

Communication between Azure resources

1) Virtual network

Deploy VMs and several other types of Azure resources to a virtual network

2) Virtual network service endpoint

Extend virtual network private address space and the identity of your virtual network to Azure service resources, such as Azure Storage accounts and Azure SQL Database, over a direct connection.

3) VNet Peering

Connect virtual networks to each other, enabling resources in either virtual network to communicate with…

Sagar Lad

Azure Cloud Engineer

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