Given the recent announcement of the GA of Azure Kubernetes Service I thought I would take it for a spin in one of the new Regions it is now available in. I have previously deploy AKS in East US using the Azure Cloud Shell so didn't expect to run into any issues. However, I hit … Continue reading Fix Provider error in Cloud Shell when using AKS in a new Azure Region
If you run in an environment where you need to track changes to Tags on Resource Groups in Azure then you may find this PowerShell snippet useful as code to drop into a Runbook. The snippet will enumerate all Resource Groups in a Subscription (we assume you are already logged into the Subscription you want … Continue reading Read Tags from Azure Resource Groups and track using Table Storage
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've blogged in the past about Azure Active Directory B2C and how you can use it as a secure turnkey consumer identity platform for your business. In this post I'm going to walk through how you can debug JWT-protected APIs where those JWTs are being issued by AAD B2C. Note that a lot of what … Continue reading Developer toolkit for working with Azure AD B2C JWT-protected APIs
This post covers an approach you can use to deploy compiled C# Functions using the tooling available in Visual Studio 2017 and various Build and Release Management Tasks contained in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Note that this post discusses deploying to the v1 Functions runtime platform. I was lucky enough to speak with Damian … Continue reading Multi-environment deployments for Compiled C# Azure Functions with VSTS Release Management
When you work as heavily as I have with a technology like Application Insights you do tend to forget the amazing power you have at your fingertips. Over the last few years I've come to rely heavily on Application Insights as the primary Application Performance Management (APM) tool of choice for services I build, whether … Continue reading Microsoft Application Insights – APM for Everyone
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