Category: Azure

According to Microsoft, Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using various tools and frameworks.

From DevOps to business analytics to the Internet of Things, Azure is designed to have users up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.

This cloud computing service is a big part of Microsoft’s business, and it competes with similar services from Amazon and Google.

Therefore, our Azure Category is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Recovering From A Deleted Terraform State File
Recovering From A Deleted Terraform State File
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The “how” isn’t important here (you’d need to buy me a drink to get it out of me!) – but what you need to know is this: Late last year, I was faced with a situation where one of my customers attempted to do a Terraform deployment to their Production environment, only to find the… READ MORE

Tips and tricks for Passing the AZ-204 Exam
Tips and tricks for Passing the AZ-204 Exam
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Introduction Last week, I attempted the Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate (AZ-204) exam last week, hoping to succeed on my first try. To my utter disbelief, I completed the exam in 30 minutes and scored 904 marks. Passing with 700 points, the pass mark would have been a great joy for me. I was out of this world.… READ MORE

Exploring the Benefits and Features of Cloud-Based Development Environments with Azure DevBox
Exploring the Benefits and Features of Cloud-Based Development Environments with Azure DevBox
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Introduction As software development continues to evolve, the demand for powerful hardware and software resources to build and test applications is increasing. However, investing in expensive hardware or maintaining a development environment can be a significant challenge for developers, especially those working in small teams or as freelancers. To address this challenge, Microsoft Azure has… READ MORE

Kusto Time Series Analysis for Azure Resources - Workbook
Kusto Time Series Analysis for Azure Resources – Workbook
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Introduction As explained in previous blog post, you can use the Kusto Query Language (KQL) for Anomaly detection and forecasting. This is great for ad-hoc querying the logs, and visualizing the data with the metrics explorer. However, having a tool ready to explore the metrics is much better. Azure Monitor Workbooks are the perfect tool for that. For your convenience, I’ve… READ MORE

Assigning Azure Active Directory Roles for users and service principals using Python, az rest and Graph API
Assigning Azure Active Directory Roles for users and service principals using Python, az rest and Graph API
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I recently got the question on how to assign Azure AD roles to Azure AD users and app registration (service principal (SPN)) using the Azure AD Graph API with the az cli & az rest command. Here’s an example Python script to assign the Global Administrator role to a user: (replace the ‘valid-user-principal-object-id’ with the objectId of the user object) A copy of the Python code can be found on… READ MORE

The Realities of Azure Private Endpoints
The Realities of Azure Private Endpoints
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Following on from my previous article Private Endpoints and Terraform – A Tale of Time – I want to go into more detail about what my experience working with Private Endpoints has been like. The use of Private Endpoints is an increasingly popular choice, and Microsoft suggest their use is considered best practice (ref), however, I feel… READ MORE