Microsoft Ignite 2021 – Best Sessions for Aussie Developers

Here we are again - it's almost time for the annual Microsoft Ignite conference. This edition is virtual again, so it's a great chance to hear the latest news while being able to sit at home on your sofa! Microsoft Ignite tends to be more an IT Pro and Microsoft 365 event, but there are … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2021 – Best Sessions for Aussie Developers

Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

For many years I have been involved with the Azure Sydney User Group, and even though I'm no longer the organiser I still gather updates for Azure in the prior month and prepare a PowerPoint presentation that contains them. My go-to place for the information is the Azure Updates website and I've typically just been … Continue reading Generate a PowerPoint file using Azure Functions and Python

How to build and run a free link tracker using VS Code, Java, GitHub, MongoDB and Azure

Many developers are interested in learning how to build and run software on cloud platforms, but are wary of the potential for hidden costs and bill shock. Often times this bill shock come from not understanding how consumption-based services work, and by being lulled into a false sense of security by the relatively tiny amount … Continue reading How to build and run a free link tracker using VS Code, Java, GitHub, MongoDB and Azure

Reading and writing binary files with Python with Azure Functions input and output bindings

Ah, Streams... how could I ever forget about manipulating files in code and needing to use Streams to read and write them! I've written a lot of .NET in my life and am used to the way you read and write files with it, but I've been increasingly doing a lot of Python (BTW: .NET … Continue reading Reading and writing binary files with Python with Azure Functions input and output bindings

Red Dog for Dev Episode Four

This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev will be the last one for 2019 and is coming in a bit hot as I've got a bunch of stuff on, but wanted to get something up for you all! No demo this episode and we'll be taking a look at greatest hits for developers in … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Four

Azure Advent Calendar 2019 – Azure Logic Apps

Thanks to UK-based Microsoft MVPs Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper there is a great initiative through December 2019 that is doing 25 days of community-generated content on all aspects of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This content is being organised around the idea of an Advent Calendar which leads up to the celebration of Christmas. … Continue reading Azure Advent Calendar 2019 – Azure Logic Apps

Red Dog for Dev Episode Three

This fortnight's episode of Red Dog for Dev covers all the latest news from Microsoft around Kubernetes. Our quick demo is of building an Azure Logic App to sending notifications when new issues are opened on GitHub. https://vimeo.com/376499787 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please feel free to leave … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Three

Red Dog for Dev Episode Two

Welcome to episode two of 'Red Dog for Dev'! This fortnight's episode covers announcements coming out of Microsoft Ignite in Orlando that cover Azure API Management, Azure App Service and Azure Container Registry. Our quick demo is of Visual Studio Online. https://vimeo.com/373284357 If you have any feedback on the episode or ideas for demos please … Continue reading Red Dog for Dev Episode Two

Understanding Tenants, Subscriptions, Regions and Geographies in Azure

If you are getting started working with Azure you might come across a few key terms that it's important to have a good understanding of. In this post I'm going to cover what I think are four of the key ones. Tenant A Tenant, as it relates to Azure, refers to a single instance of … Continue reading Understanding Tenants, Subscriptions, Regions and Geographies in Azure

Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure

The first IT job I┬áhad was training mature age students at college how to use PCs. While I was doing this I also wrote and delivered a course on how to build sites for the (new at the time) World Wide Web. My work on the WWW course got me noticed by a business in … Continue reading Empowering Australian Developers to do more with Azure