Provide non-admin users with read-only access to Service Endpoints in VSTS

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

Azure AD B2C Custom Attributes: How to easily find their unique key value

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

Recommendations on using Terraform to manage Azure resources

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

Use Azure Health to track active incidents in your Subscriptions

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

Azure API Management: 200 OK response but no backend traffic

I'm noting this post down in the "if only someone had already made a big noise about this I might have saved some time" category. The work I'm doing at present involves fronting some APIs with Azure API Management and then exposing them securely. When I hit the moment I thought I was done today … Continue reading Azure API Management: 200 OK response but no backend traffic

Continuous Deployment for Docker with Azure DevOps and Azure Container Registry

I've been watching with interest the growing maturity of Containers, and in particular their increasing penetration as a hosting and deployment artefact in Azure. While I've long believed them to be the next logical step for many developers, until recently they have had limited appeal to many every-day developers as the tooling hasn't been there, … Continue reading Continuous Deployment for Docker with Azure DevOps and Azure Container Registry

Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Canberra and Sydney

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share Azure's powerful Open Source support with more developers in November. Our first run of these sessions in August proved popular, so if you, or someone you know, wants to learn more they can sign up below. We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Canberra and Sydney