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
The first IT job I had 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
Over the years that I've been talking with public groups on cloud services, and Azure in particular, I will typically have at least one person in every group make a statement like this: "Azure's good, but the free tier isn't as good as AWS." I've discussed this statement with groups enough times that I thought … Continue reading Are Free Tier Cloud Services Worth The Cost?
I am currently transitioning some work to another team in our business. Part of this transition has been to pre-configure various Service Endpoints in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to provide a way for the new team to deploy into target Azure environments without the team necessarily having direct or privileged access into those Azure … Continue reading Provide non-admin users with read-only access to Service Endpoints in VSTS
When working with Azure Active Directory B2C you can create what are known as Custom Attributes which allow you to store data about users beyond the attributes (firstname, lastname, etc) that are available out-of-the-box. When you want to work with these Custom Attributes in a solution you build you will need to know the unique … Continue reading Azure AD B2C Custom Attributes: How to easily find their unique key value
If you've been working in the cloud infrastructure space for the last few years you can't have missed the buzz around Hashicorp's Terraform product. Terraform provides a declarative model for infrastructure provisioning that spans multiple cloud providers as well as on-premises services from the likes of VMWare. I've recently had the opportunity to use Terraform … Continue reading Recommendations on using Terraform to manage Azure resources
Yesterday afternoon while doing some work I ran into an issue in Azure. Initially I thought this issue was due to a bug in my (new) code and went to my usual debugging helper Application Insights to review what was going on. The below graphs a little old, but you can see a clear spike … Continue reading Use Azure Health to track active incidents in your Subscriptions