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Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

I have worked with Terraform for a few years, from entirely open demo environments to customers with strict security and compliance requirements.  I haven't had the same opportunity to work with Pulumi in strictly regulated environments, but I know Pulumi has...

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Did you know the Azure Cloud Shell includes support for Python? You can write Python scripts, save then, upload, and run them directly within the Azure Cloud Shell. This offers the ability to do more than just Bash or PowerShell scripting in the Cloud Shell, but also...

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Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

I have worked with Terraform for a few years, from entirely open demo environments to customers with strict security and compliance requirements.  I haven't had the same opportunity to work with Pulumi in strictly regulated environments, but I know Pulumi has...

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

The Azure CLI can be updated from the command-line in Windows. The command az upgrade is used for this, and it has a few options which are useful. Like all Azure CLI (az) commands, there is help that can be revealed when running the command with the -h az upgrade -h...

Creating Azure Bicep Modules for Code Reuse

Creating Azure Bicep Modules for Code Reuse

The upcoming Module feature for Azure Bicep really enhances the new ARM Template alternative language in a way that ARM JSON never did. Using Azure Bicep Modules you can easily create reusable bicep code that will eliminate copy/paste of bicep code across multiple...

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CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

In the modern world of IT, Linux has been growing in popularity and use. This is especially something we are seeing in the cloud, where even Microsoft has admitted that there are more Linux server running in Microsoft Azure than Window servers. You could even...

 

 

 

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

The Azure CLI can be updated from the command-line in Windows. The command az upgrade is used for this, and it has a few options which are useful. Like all Azure CLI (az) commands, there is help that can be revealed when running the command with the -h az upgrade -h...

 

 

 

Azure Cloud Shell Tips and Tricks

Azure Cloud Shell Tips and Tricks

The Azure Cloud Shell offers the ability to manage cloud resources, virtual machines, run scripts and other tasks directly from within the browser or Azure Mobile app. There are a few command-line tools for automating tasks and scripting things with Microsoft Azure....

 

NVIDIA Releases Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

NVIDIA Releases Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

NVIDIA released a lower cost 2GB version of the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Development Kit that also includes Wifi. This new Jetson Nano Developer Kit is priced at $59 USD putting it in direct competition with the Raspberry Pi 4, and it can be pre-ordered for deliveries to...

Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

Beginner’s Guide to Pulumi CI/CD Pipelines

I have worked with Terraform for a few years, from entirely open demo environments to customers with strict security and compliance requirements.  I haven't had the same opportunity to work with Pulumi in strictly regulated environments, but I know Pulumi has...

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Did you know the Azure Cloud Shell includes support for Python? You can write Python scripts, save then, upload, and run them directly within the Azure Cloud Shell. This offers the ability to do more than just Bash or PowerShell scripting in the Cloud Shell, but also...

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

Update Azure CLI from the command-line (az upgrade)

The Azure CLI can be updated from the command-line in Windows. The command az upgrade is used for this, and it has a few options which are useful. Like all Azure CLI (az) commands, there is help that can be revealed when running the command with the -h az upgrade -h...

Migrate to Azure DevTest Labs

Migrate to Azure DevTest Labs

Earlier this year I wrote a few new articles for the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). One of the docs I was excited about is about Azure DevTest Labs. In this article, we assume the role of the amazing fake company Contoso and look at migrating to using Azure as...

Policy-Based Routing on Unifi USG PRO 4

Policy-Based Routing on Unifi USG PRO 4

As an Azure MVP, I spent a lot of time teaching and giving webinars on the topic of moving to the cloud. A few months ago, I started to experience issues with my internet service provider (ISP), where I would lose connection, and this was very painful during large...

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Python Scripting in the Azure Cloud Shell

Did you know the Azure Cloud Shell includes support for Python? You can write Python scripts, save then, upload, and run them directly within the Azure Cloud Shell. This offers the ability to do more than just Bash or PowerShell scripting in the Cloud Shell, but also...

VS Code Gets Linux ARMv7 and ARM64 Support

VS Code Gets Linux ARMv7 and ARM64 Support

With the release of the v1.50 (September 2020) update of Visual Studio Code comes official support for Linux ARMv7 and ARM64. This means that Microsoft is now officially supporting the use of Visual Studio Code on Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, and other ARM-based devices...

Azure DevOps Outages: October 7, 2020

Azure DevOps Outages: October 7, 2020

Azure DevOps was down yesterday due to an Azure Front Door (AFD) related issue. Today, Microsoft has been experiencing a series of "Service Disruptions" with Azure DevOps in the United States and Europe geographic regions affecting the Boards, Repos, Pipelines and...

 

 

 

Azure TLS certificate changes

Azure TLS certificate changes

Microsoft is making changes to their certificates and it is important to understand how these changes will impact your deployments.  Azure will be changed to use TLS certificates from a different set of Root Certificate Authorities (CAs). This change is being...

 

 

NVIDIA Releases Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

NVIDIA Releases Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

NVIDIA released a lower cost 2GB version of the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Development Kit that also includes Wifi. This new Jetson Nano Developer Kit is priced at $59 USD putting it in direct competition with the Raspberry Pi 4, and it can be pre-ordered for deliveries to...

 

 

Surface Duo First Impressions

Surface Duo First Impressions

The first-ever Microsoft Android phone arrived yesterday, and I have to say I'm impressed with the device. It's been about 72 hours since I received it so I thought I would give you my first impressions. Surface Duo Pros Great unboxing experience Microsoft did a...

 

 

Surface Duo Hardware First Look

Surface Duo Hardware First Look

The first Android phone ever to be released by Microsoft is almost upon us and it is a bold design. Let's take a look at what it gives you in terms of the unique hardware Microsoft has brought to market with the Microsoft Surface Duo. Source: Microsoft Surface Duo...

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