Azure Automation:- PowerShell DSC

Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) within your Azure environment? I recommend looking at using Azure Automation to assist you with this! The Azure Automation account which will hold DSC configurations and compiled configs along with imported modules acts as the DSC "pull server". Along with this, has a great User Interface to check if … Continue reading Azure Automation:- PowerShell DSC

Azure Functions:– Using PowerShell to automatically Tweet a random Blog Post from Table Storage

I have now got 30+ Blog posts, all of which I would want to share via Twitter on a repetitive basis, say for example 3 times a week. Yes, I could use TweetDeck or potentially another third-party tool but this is manual configuration as to what Tweet to send and when, I just want to … Continue reading Azure Functions:– Using PowerShell to automatically Tweet a random Blog Post from Table Storage

Azure Functions:- Creating a PowerShell Function using Azure CLI

Want to run small snippets of code in the cloud? Without the need to deploy adequate infrastructure to do so? With Azure Functions, this can be achieved! All you need is to write the code and let Azure worry about the back-end infrastructure to run your code A range of languages are supported by functions … Continue reading Azure Functions:- Creating a PowerShell Function using Azure CLI

Azure RBAC:- Creating a custom role

What is RBAC in Azure? Role Based Access Control, whenever you can see a resource within Azure Portal you have the correct RBAC role to be able to view the resource or even edit it. Three basic types of RBAC roles: Owner: Full access to all resources including the ability to delegate access to other … Continue reading Azure RBAC:- Creating a custom role

Azure DNS:- Creating a Private DNS Zone

Azure DNS is a resource to host Domain Name System (DNS) in Azure, with this comes: Ultra-high availability Fast DNS queriesFurther redundancy of DNS due to Azure DNS being classified with ultra-high availability No additional Virtual Machine (VM) to act as a DNS server if further Active Directory Integration is not requiredAbility to automate and … Continue reading Azure DNS:- Creating a Private DNS Zone

Creating a WordPress Site Using Azure WebApp & MySQL

Want to start blogging? Lets create a simple WordPress site hosted on a WebApp along with a MySQL DB With a few Azure CLI commands you will have the basics up and running, pretty cool - eh? Secondly, the configuration is totally stateless as you will be configuring both an Azure WebApp and Azure Database … Continue reading Creating a WordPress Site Using Azure WebApp & MySQL

Azure Managed Identities

Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been a priority, even more so when in the cloud – quite a potential challenge this can be within your application, virtual machine or requirements to authenticate to additional cloud services Within Microsoft Azure, using managed identities is one of the security precautions can assist you with the … Continue reading Azure Managed Identities