May 2, 2023

Introduction to DORA Metrics

The DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team at Google spent six years researching the key metrics that would indicate the performance of a software development team. […]
April 27, 2023

Making sense of your logs with Log Analytics: A Beginner’s Guide

What is Log Analytics? Azure Log Analytics is a tool as part of Azure Monitor that we can use to query data stored in the Azure […]
April 18, 2023

Bulk edit Azure DevOps work items using Excel

There are times when you need to do bulk edits of work items within Azure DevOps Boards. Excel supports adding work items, updating existing work items, […]
April 11, 2023

What are Azure DevOps Boards?

Azure DevOps Boards are a part of Azure DevOps.  The Boards part of the service is a tool that allows you to plan track and organize […]
April 3, 2023

Azure Lab Services – Azure Compute Gallery Integration, and Custom Images using Packer

As a follow on from my last post, I wanted to explore using Packer to create images for Azure Lab Services in more detail. Specifically, how […]
April 3, 2023

Announcing Azure Firewall enhancements for troubleshooting network performance and traffic visibility

IT security administrators are often called on to troubleshoot network issues. For instance, a critical application may exhibit latency or disconnections, frustrating end users. These issues […]
March 24, 2023

Azure Lab Services – An Overview, Setup, Terraform, and more!

Overview Recently I have been using Azure Lab Services to prepare Lab Environments for testing and training scenarios, and also using various tools to help create […]
March 7, 2023

Cloud Chat Monthly – March 2023 Writeup

On Friday last week Jon Jarvis and myself hosted our first Cloud Chat Monthly Session. As this was our first session, we started off with an […]
February 27, 2023

Agile teams align and get to market faster with Mural and Microsoft

This blog post was authored by Jason Morris, Global Partner Technology Strategist and co-authored by Joyce Balas, Global Partner Development Manager and Ashley Kovich Ternan, Partner […]
February 1, 2023

How to use terraform to quickly deploy a decent Azure network

While I still #heart Pulumi, I still come across terraform in most engagements with customers. Here, I want to give you a quick way of deploying […]
January 31, 2023

Deploy Azure Resources with Terraform

Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool that can help you define resources within your environment.  In this article I want to take you through […]
January 11, 2023

How I deploy my Azure Lab Environments

A recent topic of conversation with colleagues, friends in the technical community, and customers I work with, has been how I manage and deploy lab environments. […]