Logic Apps – RSS Feeds to Twitter

What are Logic Apps? A little resource with a big outcome, Logic Apps assist you with automated workflow; scheduling, automating, coposing a task or even rewiting a task. Sounds good? Lets continue! Examples of Logic Apps include:- Auto tier Azure Blobs based on last modified timeReceive emails about new Tweets with certain key wordsPost a … Continue reading Logic Apps – RSS Feeds to Twitter

Azure Functions:- Creating a PowerShell Function v2 using Azure CLI

Previously I had blogged about creating a PowerShell functions using v1 of Azure Functions but in recent updates; PowerShell Core 6 (Preview) is now supported in v2. Want to run small snippets of code in the cloud? Without the need to deploy adequate infrastructure to do so? Azure Functions allow you to do so, with … Continue reading Azure Functions:- Creating a PowerShell Function v2 using Azure CLI

Creating alerts within specified hours with Log Analytics

From time to time, creating alerts using data in Log Analytics may have an additional requirement only to be alerted on specified time frames, usually within business hours or outside of core hours, examples of this may include:- RDP Login in office hoursCPU Spike outside office hours Part of the Log Analytics query will be … Continue reading Creating alerts within specified hours with Log Analytics

Availability Sets v Availability Zones in IaaS

Deploying your Production IaaS VMs within Azure you will be wanting to consider redundancy and ensuring your environment is highly available in both the Application itself along with the infrastructure it will be using within Azure. Looking at this from a high-level, you will be deploying each part of the application that you want to … Continue reading Availability Sets v Availability Zones in IaaS

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-103 Study Notes

AZ-103 is the newest Azure administrator exam, consisting of both the previous exams AZ-100 and AZ-101. The exam measures your ability in a number of areas including:- Azure Storage, virtual machines, virtual networks and managed identities. Exam topics covered:- Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%)Implement and manage storage (15-20%)Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) (15-20%)Configure … Continue reading Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-103 Study Notes

Microsoft OpenHack DevOps Paris

I had the pleasure of attending a 3 day Microsoft OpenHack in Paris, primarily based on Kubernetes and focusing on DevOps practices to achieve Zero Downtime deployments, this includes from the initial build of the container into Azure Container Registry to a successful release - Building a complete CI/CD pipeline. This was a rather tense … Continue reading Microsoft OpenHack DevOps Paris

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