IT Certifications are something I have no shortage of. When I entered the IT industry as a graduate in the early 1990’s obtaining certifications was the primary way of showing capability and competency in the industry. It was the early days of the internet and most IT related technical resources were distributed on compact discs with patches made available via bulletin boards and Compuserve.… keep reading
We’ve all been there. You’ve been working on implementing a solution in Azure and you’ve finally finished building it. It’s all working, and it is time to hand it over to someone else to support. The adage of a picture is worth a thousand words has always stuck in my head, and I always start with a diagram.… keep reading
I write a lot of articles on Azure services such as Azure Functions, Microsoft Graph, and Azure Cognitive Services. Almost every post has a screenshot of the Azure Portal that needs some of the data to be obfuscated. It turns out I’ve been doing that all wrong with my manual efforts to mask Azure Portal Content.… keep reading
Being also very immersed in the craft beer industry December for me is normally marked with craft beer advent calendars (a case of mystery beers with each to be opened on the respective day).… keep reading
This is the third and final post on my recent experiments integrating small micro controllers (ESP8266) running Mongoose OS integrated with Azure IoT Services.
In the first post in this series I detailed creating the Azure IoT Hub and registering a NodeMCU (ESP8266 based) micro controller with it.… keep reading
The weekend just gone (24-25 March 2018) I was nearing the end of a personal project I’d been building around Internet of Things devices integrating with Azure. There were a few ends that needed a little tidying up and I’d planned to knock those off on Saturday morning.… keep reading
A couple of weeks back I was messing around with the Azure Key Vault looking to centralise a bunch of credentials for my ever-growing list of Azure Functions that are automating numerous tasks. What I found was getting an Azure Key Vault setup and getting credentials in and out was a little more cumbersome than what I thought it should be.… keep reading
A few weeks back I noticed that I now had the option for the Azure Cloud Shell in the Azure Portal.
What is Azure Cloud Shell?
Essentially rather than having the Azure CLI installed on your local workstation, you can now initiate it from the Portal and you have automatically assigned (initiated as part of the setup) 5Gbytes of storage associated with it.… keep reading
This isn’t an out of the box solution. This is a bespoke solution that takes a number of elements and puts them together in a unique way. I’m not expecting anyone to implement this specific solution (but you’re more than welcome to) but more to take inspiration from it to implement solutions relevant to your environment(s).… keep reading