DevOps

Free GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 Event May 6

Free GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 Event May 6

GitHub's virtual event GitHub Satellite Virtual 2020 is coming up on May 6, 2020! This is a FREE virtual event featuring developers working together on the world's software, announcements from GitHub team, and inspiring performances by artists who code! Add GitHub...

Az Kung Fu VM – Master Tools for Azure Administrators

Az Kung Fu VM – Master Tools for Azure Administrators

Have you ever spent hours building a machine to use as an admin workstation for Azure? What about installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux? Well, have we have something for you! It's always a pain to get going with a good VM to use for admin tasks with Azure. With...

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

The last week has been a blur because I didn’t sleep.  I spent days helping a client restore every single VM that had running in Azure (about 250).  Why?  They got a ransomware virus and their entire network was trashed. One of the things that saved...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's really easy to provision an instance of Azure IoT Hub using the Azure Portal. However, there are times when you need to automate the task. You can use the Azure CLI to create new instances of Azure IoT Hub when you need to automate the task. This can help with...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's really easy to provision an instance of Azure IoT Hub using the Azure Portal. However, there are times when you need to automate the task. You can use the Azure CLI to create new instances of Azure IoT Hub when you need to automate the task. This can help with...

Azure PowerShell Az: List and Set Azure Subscription

Azure PowerShell Az: List and Set Azure Subscription

Using the Azure PowerShell Az commands to select and list the Azure Subscriptions to run commands against are important tasks when scripting and automating Azure. There are just a few key commands that can be used to perform these tasks. These commands are simple to...

Azure Weekly: June 24, 2019

Azure Weekly: June 24, 2019

Do you find it difficult to keep up-to-date on the frequent updates and changes in the Microsoft Azure cloud? Build Azure Weekly is the solution you've been searching for! Build Azure Weekly is a weekly newsletter that includes all the latest...

Azure Weekly: July 11, 2016

Azure Weekly: July 11, 2016

Build Azure Weekly is your one stop source to stay up to date on all the latest news around the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. This weekly post includes news and links to blogs, videos, and podcasts from all over the web, as well as Microsoft Azure Service Updates from...

Free DevOps Virtual Workshop Sessions

Microsoft recently hosted a DevOps Virtual Workshop where they provided a deep dive into topics covering how to manage, automate, and transform applications and workloads within Microsoft Azure. This was held as a half day, virtual event that was recorded so it can be...

Featured Articles

Docker development VM in Azure

Docker development VM in Azure

Ever wish you had a Docker dev workstation in Azure? About two months ago, we introduced the Azure Kung Fu VM, and judging by the views of that article many of you gave it a try. Today, I wanted to share a different version of that VM running Docker Desktop. You can...

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Did you know that you can have significant savings on Dev/Test environments in Azure? I'm working with the Azure Dev/Test team on a project right now, and I didn't realize exactly how much you can save. They have an offer for Dev/Test where you only pay for the price...

Certification

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Embedded within Microsoft's announcement of retiring ALL of the MCSE, MCSD, and MCSA certifications (and their associated exams) is the fact that certifications for Windows Server and SQL Server products are gone. As the older technology-based certifications are being...

Internet of Things

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

This year at the Microsoft Azure + AI Conference co-produced by Microsoft and DEVintersection, Chris Pietschmann (the founder of BuildAzure.com) will be presenting. The topics of his sessions at the conference will center around Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT) with topics including Azure Sphere and Real-time IoT Stream Processing in Azure.

This edition of the Azure + AI Conference is being held November 18th through 21st, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, in partnerships with the Azure + AI conference,  we are pleased to announce that you can register for the conference with the discount code “BUILDAZURE” to receive a $50 discount.

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions employ some kind of messaging protocol for each individual IoT device to communicate in the system. These messaging protocols are used to transmit device telemetry (or messages) from the IoT devices to the IoT Messaging Hub (or...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's simple to provision an Azure IoT Hub service instance using the Azure Portal. However, there are time when you need a more DevOps style approach by scripting it. The Azure Powershell Az.IotHub module can be used to manage commands for managing Azure IoT Hub...

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