Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

This post has been a while coming, but I'm pleased to finally share it, and the related GitHub project, with the community. In 2018 when I joined Microsoft Australia as the Azure Pro Developer Lead in Sydney one of the first things I worked on was building an engagement activity for event attendees at events … Continue reading Building an Azure selfie-and-seek game

Customised Serverless using Azure Functions, Docker and Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaler (KEDA)

As Azure Functions have matured, the number of ways you can build and run them has increased and the need to execute long-running, compute intensive or complex jobs is becoming more common. Some examples of these emerging job types include the running of Machine Learning models or the batch processing of videos to transcode them. … Continue reading Customised Serverless using Azure Functions, Docker and Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaler (KEDA)

Integrate Meetup announcements with Microsoft Teams using Azure Logic Apps and Adaptive Cards

I've recently found myself a member of so many meetups that it's become increasingly difficult to track when a group announces a new event. Additionally, I have a few people in my close circle that I'd like to share new event announcements with. As a result I wanted to find a way to track new … Continue reading Integrate Meetup announcements with Microsoft Teams using Azure Logic Apps and Adaptive Cards

Getting Azure Fundamentals in place: why sit the AZ-900 exam?

This week I sat my first Microsoft certification exam in ten years. When I posted on Twitter a question as to which exam I'd sat some of you found it within yourselves to be jokers, but at least a couple of you got it right 🙂 https://twitter.com/gavin_a_armitag/status/1126042408334921729?s=20 Now I know some of you reading this … Continue reading Getting Azure Fundamentals in place: why sit the AZ-900 exam?

Running Python Flask apps on Azure App Service

I enjoyed speaking at the Sydney Python (SyPy) meetup on how Python Flask developers can quickly deploy their web applications onto Web Apps hosted on Linux on the Azure App Service platform. But... why Python?! Anyone taking a cursory glance through my writings will see that prior to last year I didn't write about Python. … Continue reading Running Python Flask apps on Azure App Service

Speaking on Azure PaaS and Serverless in Sydney

A short update from me on a couple of speaking slots I'm doing in April 2019 that might be of interest if you're in Sydney. Talk 1: How I built Where's Bit - April 10 Last year at all the developer events Microsoft sponsored in Australia we ran a "hide-and-seek" game based on selfies posted … Continue reading Speaking on Azure PaaS and Serverless in Sydney

Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

In this post I am going to walk through how to quickly get a Python Flask web application deployed into a Web App hosted on Azure's App Service on Linux using GitHub Actions. Getting Azure Ready Create an Azure Active Directory (AAD) Service Principal A Service Principal is a special form of identity in Azure … Continue reading Use GitHub Actions to deploy a Python Flask web app to Azure App Service on Linux

Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

The ability to locate content in SharePoint via search has been continually improving over the years, seeing big jumps in impact with the release of features such as Delve and OCR in OneDrive for Business. Indexing file content from Document Libraries has improved no end, but one item I see as a gap is extracting … Continue reading Enriching SharePoint Image Libraries with Azure Cognitive Services

Recommended Azure developer sessions at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney 2019

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney is on February 13 and 14 and presents Australian developers with a massive opportunity to get deep technical guidance on how to build with Microsoft Azure. I took a look through the session catalog and to save you some time I've pulled together this list to help you get … Continue reading Recommended Azure developer sessions at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour: Sydney 2019