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

Microsoft Ignite:- UK Tour

I recently attend the Microsoft Ignite UK Tour, which was a two day event in the London Excel arena. An event focused on Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 offerings, consisting of 100+ deep-dive sessions and workshops along with 350+ experts! Sessions attended: Deploying your application faster and saferProtecting Apps and data on AzureSelecting the right … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite:- UK Tour

PowerShell Function:- WordPress.com retrieve blog data using API

A quick PowerShell Function to retrieve blog post data from my blog site - added to Github as may be useful for others! Run this function easily by: Get-Blogs -BlogSiteName "thomasthornton.cloud" Output: If you require further Output data from the used api, you can run $WPBlogRetrieve = Invoke-RestMethod -uri "https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/$BlogSiteName/posts/?number=100" $WPBlogRetrieve.posts Further info on WordPress.com … Continue reading PowerShell Function:- WordPress.com retrieve blog data using API

Azure Resource Tags

Azure Resource Tags can assist you in organising your Azure subscription, including billing! Running all your workloads from Development to Production on the one subscription? Resource tags will be beneficial to organise the structure between these different environments! Further uses of Resource Tags may be to group resources per department or team? As mentioned above, … Continue reading Azure Resource Tags

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

Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

In my previous blog I gave an overview of Azure Managed Identity, specifically around virtual machines and managed identities. In this, I will be detailing the process of implementing a secure use of Key Vault with this virtual machine and how Identity Management can be used to retrieve secrets. There are two types of managed … Continue reading Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity