Today we're going to look at how you can migrate a static website hosted in AWS S3 to Azure's Storage Static Websites. Before we get going there are a few things to be aware of: The Azure Static Websites feature doesn't currently support naked (or apex) domains (using a website without 'www' for example). This … Continue reading Migrate a static website from AWS to Azure
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.
Note: since originally authoring this piece Microsoft has built secure deployments into the platform using Deployment Groups which you should go and read about. Read on if you're interested in how you can do this without that feature. One of the neat features of Azure Pipelines Release capability is the ability to deploy to Virtual … Continue reading Secure your Azure DevOps Release Management Azure VM deployments with NSGs and PowerShell
I'm continuing my Kloud blog series on the security fundamentals for various Microsoft Azure services with my most recent post being for Azure SQL Database. Please go and have a read!
Since October 2014 it has been possible to add a public IP address to a virtual machine in Azure so that it can be directly connected to by clients on the internet. This bypasses the load balancing in Azure and is primarily designed for those scenarios where you need to test a host without the … Continue reading Setting Instance Level Public IPs on Azure VMs
I’m going to start this blog post by making one thing clear. My intent in writing this post is light-hearted – I had some spare time on my hands over a lunch break and I wondered what I could do with it. The result was this blog post :).
Ever since Microsoft announced their G Series Virtual Machines for Azure I’ve been looking for a good reason to fire one up and kick the tyres. Today while I was skimming through my Twitter feed I came across a tweet showing the time it took to calculate the trillionth prime number on a 16 vCPU Linux instance running on GCP.
As any good propeller head knows, the first rule of having access to massive raw compute is to put it to use solving mathematical challenges. This may take the form of a pure maths challenge like finding the n-th digit of…
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What a massive year it's been for Microsoft's Azure public cloud platform. Running the Azure Sydney User Group this year has been great fun and seeing the growing local interest has been fantastic. The focus from Microsoft has really changed in this space and has been clearly signalled with the change in name of Azure … Continue reading Microsoft Azure: 2014 Year in Review
A post over on Stack Overflow got me thinking about how you can override the default behaviour of the Entity Framework code first database initializer so that the tier of the database created is something other than the deprecated 'Web' tier. Here's one way to go about it. Required bits There are a few things … Continue reading Use Azure Management API SDK in an Entity Framework custom database initializer
For those of you who didn't get a chance to come along to my presentation on Azure API Management at TechEd in Melbourne this year the session is now up on Channel 9. Slides to go along with the session are also available. Enjoy! http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Australia/2014/DPP406 http://video.ch9.ms/sessions/teched/au/2014/DPP406.mp4
Now that TechEd Melbourne is done and dusted I thought I'd publish the results of my competition and share some of the cool configuration and analytics that Azure API Management provides to API Publishers. First off, congratulations to Kieran and Lachlan for being the two agents of change who were prepared to get in and … Continue reading See the other side of my TechEd API Management Competition