Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

This post has been a while coming, but I'm pleased to finally share it, and the related GitHub project, with the community. In 2018 when I joined Microsoft Australia as the Azure Pro Developer Lead in Sydney one of the first things I worked on was building an engagement activity for event attendees at events … Continue reading Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

Integrate Meetup announcements with Microsoft Teams using Azure Logic Apps and Adaptive Cards

I've recently found myself a member of so many meetups that it's become increasingly difficult to track when a group announces a new event. Additionally, I have a few people in my close circle that I'd like to share new event announcements with. As a result I wanted to find a way to track new … Continue reading Integrate Meetup announcements with Microsoft Teams using Azure Logic Apps and Adaptive Cards

Azure Functions: Access KeyVault Secrets with a Cert-secured Service Principal

Azure Functions is one of those services in Azure that is seeing a massive amount of uptake. People are using it for so many things, some of which require access to sensitive information at runtime. At time of writing this post there is a pending Feature Request for Functions to support storing configuration items in … Continue reading Azure Functions: Access KeyVault Secrets with a Cert-secured Service Principal

No More Plaintext Passwords: Using Azure Key Vault with Azure Resource Manager

A big part of where Microsoft Azure is going is being driven by template-defined environments that leverage the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for deployment orchestration. If you've spent any time working with ARM deployments you will have gotten used to seeing this pattern in your templates when deploying Virtual Machines (VMs): https://gist.github.com/sjwaight/243204a0840e38d76d3c The adminPassword property … Continue reading No More Plaintext Passwords: Using Azure Key Vault with Azure Resource Manager