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…

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 Dashboards

Centralise your queried data graphs/charts etc with Azure Dashboards - such a powerful resource within Microsoft Azure! A fully customisable user interface within a dashboard type environment, this should be configured for a "first-stop" for your team(s) to keep an…

Azure Key Vault:- 5 ways to secure

Using Azure Key Vault to store your secrets , encryption keys or even certificate data? Have a read of this blog, I will be discussing 5 ways on how to secure your Key Vault from network restriction to key rotation.…

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…

Azure Certification Journey

A comprehensive blog detailing the current available Azure Certifications and the pathway that leads to them. Are you new to Azure? If you have answered yes to the above, I do not recommend attempting any Microsoft Azure exams just yet,…

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…

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…

Azure Functions:- PowerShell Hashtable to apply App Settings using AzureCLI

Need to apply a list of App Settings to your Azure Function? Application Settings can be used to store numerous values within your Azure Function, can also be used to store potential passwords. Application Settings are encrypted at rest and…

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!…