With new vCore pricing model, Azure offers SQL solution with better features. One of those is no-cost, built-in read-only scale out database. Read more on the details here.
MSAL is the new library to authenticate with Microsoft Identity Platform (or what it used to be Azure AD endpoint). It’s replacing ADAL (which only used to authenticate to Azure AD endpoint – v1). The new version support authentication beyond Azure AD which includes personal account (hotmail.com / outlook.com) and social accounts like Facebook / Twitter, etc. For more details on Microsoft Identity Platform: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/about-microsoft-identity-platform
There are many authentication flows in the world of authentication. This Microsoft documentation gives overview of each auth flow and how it’s being used. Primarily for Microsoft Identity Platform, but generally applicable to other platform / framework as well. The more details coverage of each auth flow can also be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/v2-oauth2-implicit-grant-flow
Great achievement can sometime be done by one person. But most of the time, it’s a team. This post talks about Google research into what makes the most successful one. It’s along the same line of previous studies around motivation, more psychological than anything else.