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
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
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
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
Hello New Zealand friends! I'm really happy to share that we are bringing the Open Source Roadshows to Auckland and Wellington in November 2017! We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, BSD), Datastores (MySQL, PostreSQL, MongoDB, SQL Server on Linux), Continuous Deployment and, last, but not least, Containers (Docker, Container Registry, … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Azure – Auckland and Wellington!
I'm really excited about this opportunity to share the power of Azure with the developer and IT Pro community in France that is soon to gain local Azure Regions in which to build their solutions. If you live in the surrounding areas I'd love to see you there. More details available via Meetup.
In my previous post I covered how you can move from deploying a solution to pre-provisioned Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure to a process that allows you to create a custom VM Image that you deploy into VM Scale Sets (VMSS) in Azure. As I alluded to in that post, one item we will need … Continue reading Moving from Azure VMs to Azure VM Scale Sets – Runtime Instance Configuration