Unless you've been living on the Outer Hebrides you can't help but have noticed how in short supply the XBox Series X has been since its launch. If, like me, you have a house of mad gamers, the ongoing demands for one of these devices remains high and the constant challenge is being able to … Continue reading Build a Serverless Gaming Console Stock Checker with Playwright, Azure Functions and Twilio
No. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. I work for Microsoft, but not on the teams who work on .Net or Visual Studio. This piece is entirely *my* opinion and is not informed via any internal insights I hold! Seriously though, what *does* the future hold for .Net developers in 2020? Just last week … Continue reading I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?
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
Having just returned from holiday the need to provide Family IT support over the Christmas period is top of my mind. What I found is something I think all IT literate people should be able to quickly solve for their friends and family. Hard Drives fail (some fairly frequently it appears according to Backblaze). Computer's … Continue reading Family IT Support – Backups for Christmas
One of the powerful features of AWS is the ability to snapshot any EBS volume you have operating. The challenge when utilising Windows 2008 R2 is that NTFS doesn't support point-in-time snapshotting which can result in an inconsistent EBS snapshot. You can still create a snapshot but it may be that one or more file … Continue reading Clean Backups Using Windows Server Backup and EBS Snapshots