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 to take inspiration from it to implement solutions relevant to your environment(s).… keep reading
Update April 2019 The presentation in this post updates the later section of this post whereby you can easily publish your app to Azure without needing to do all the manual FTP steps.
This week I had the need to build a small web application with a reasonably simple front end that will later be integrated inside a Portal.… keep reading
Over the years I’ve transitioned through a number of laptops and for whatever reason they never fully get put out to pasture. Two specific laptops are used semi-regularly for functions associated with a few virtual machines they hold. Over the last 10 years or so, I’ve been a big proponent of VirtualBox.… keep reading