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
I have previously blogged about using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to securely build and deploy solutions to Virtual Machines running in Azure. In this, and following posts I am going to take the existing build process I have and modify it so I can make use of VM Scale Sets to host my API … Continue reading Moving from Azure VMs to Azure VM Scale Sets – VM Image Build
In early August I'll be running a couple of free training days covering how developers who work in the Open Source space can bring their solutions to Microsoft's Azure public cloud. We'll cover language support (application and Azure SDK), OS support (Linux, BSD), Datastores (MySQL, PostreSQL, MongoDB), Continuous Deployment and, last, but not least, Containers … Continue reading Microsoft Open Source Roadshow – Free training on Open Source and Azure
I've been having some good fun getting into the nitty gritty of Azure's Open Source support and keep coming across some amazing things. If you want to move away from those legacy hosting businesses and want a simple method to deploy static or dynamic websites, then this is worth a look. The sample PHP site … Continue reading Deploy a PHP site to Azure Web Apps using Dropbox
I recently spoke at the Innovation Days 2016 event held in Sydney on Azure AD B2C. The presentation for my talk is available here: https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqBI2LiKM4LHwNJvTxrXNAblpTBCJA and you can find the sample code for the web and API apps here: https://github.com/sjwaight/innovationdays2016/
The release this week of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 which includes the first public release of Microsoft's Docker-compatible container implementation is sure to bring additional focus onto an already hot topic. I was going to write a long introductory post about why containers matter, but Azure CTO Mark Russinovich beat me to … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Containers