Building our first Radius application on Azure Kubernetes Service

Building your first Radius application on Azure Kubernetes Service

Earlier on this week, I gave a presentation to two user groups on the Radius project. If you want to check them out you can view them here: This one is from Coding Nights NZ, run by Microsoft MVP Marcel Medina: The other is from the Azure Community Enthusiasts User Group, run by Microsoft MVP Nicholas Chang: Following these two talks, I wanted to write a blog post on setting up a basic Radius application on a Azure Kubernetes Service cluster, which is what we鈥檒l go through now 馃檪...

February 7, 2024 路 12 min 路 Will Velida
Improving Azure AI Search results with semantic search

Improving Azure AI Search results with semantic search

In Azure AI Search, semantic ranking improves our searches by using language understanding to rerank search results. Semantic search is a collection of query capabilities that improve the quality of search results using text-based queries. Using semantic search we can: Improve Search Results by adding a ranking over initial search results using advanced algorithms that consider the context and meaning of the query, resulting in more relevant search outcomes. Provides Additional Information by extracting and displaying captions and answers from search results, which can be used to improve the user鈥檚 search experience....

January 4, 2024 路 10 min 路 Will Velida
Introduction to analyzing text with Azure AI Language Service and C#

Introduction to analyzing text with Azure AI Language Service and C#

How much text data do you produce on a daily basis? This could be in the form of an email you send to a colleague, or posts you send on social media. You may have gone to a new restaurant and given them a review online, or you could have created some documents such as contracts as part of your work. Now imagine all that data being created on a global scale....

November 22, 2023 路 15 min 路 Will Velida
Getting started with Azure Cognitive Search in C#

Getting started with Azure Cognitive Search in C#

Azure Cognitive Search is a search service in Azure that gives you as a developer the tools for building search experiences over private data in your enterprise, web and mobile applications. Common use cases for search can include any scenario that surfaces text to users, such as searching a product catalog, or searching documents within your organization. Azure Search provides you with a bunch of cool capabilities, including: Full text and vector search over search indexes containing your content....

September 27, 2023 路 15 min 路 Will Velida
Using Workload Identities for Bicep Deployments in GitHub Actions

Using Workload Identities for Bicep Deployments in GitHub Actions

As I鈥檝e been working on my side project, I鈥檝e been trying to work on my CI/CD skills and deploy all my resources through GitHub Actions. This project is made up of a couple of services, which each have their own infrastructure and application code. I鈥檓 deploying my resources to a single resource group in Azure. To deploy infrastructure to Azure via GitHub Actions, we need to authenticate to our Azure subscription....

June 24, 2023 路 7 min 路 Will Velida