Azure Functions:- Creating a PowerShell Function v1 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…

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…

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,…

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…

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 queries Further 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 required Ability to…

AzureRM Deployment Fails: See inner errors for details

Running an Azure RM Template and it errors with: A simple PowerShell command will get you the verbose error log, to assist you with troubleshooting your Azure RM Template, -CorrelationId will be the tracking id mentioned above: With this I was able to find the test storage account name I was attempting to use was…

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…

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-302 Study Notes

This exam is a transition for those who already passed AZ-535. AZ-302: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect certification transition is is based on both AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies & AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architecture Design. The exam is very in-depth and covers the topics: Determine Workload Requirements (15-20%) Design and Identity Security (5-10%) Design a Business…

Azure Slack Channels

I’ve made a list of Slack channels that I am currently part of that are Microsoft Azure related! Always a great way for open discussions and sharing information! Ask an Azure Architect Slack – https://askazure.io/ “We created this slack channel in an effort to foster a community, old and new, of users, customers, partners and…

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