Azure Exams and Performance-Based Testing – How to create a VM without knowing PowerShell or CLI

Azure Exams and Performance-Based Testing – How to create a VM without knowing PowerShell or CLI

Overview Recently, there’s been a lot of focus on the new Azure exams (with good reason, since all of the “current” exams/certifications expiring due to this, causing everyone to re-certify just to maintain their certifications and/or organization’s partner competency status).…

What NOT To Do In Your Presentations

What NOT To Do In Your Presentations

Recently, I presented at the Global Azure Bootcamp, in the Toronto area, hosted at the (current) Microsoft Canada headquarters. While I don’t think/claim that my presentation was perfect, while attending a few of my other fellow presenter’s sessions, I noticed…

Terraforming Azure Policy

Terraforming Azure Policy

Recently I’ve been working with Azure Policy and deploying said policies via Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) through Terraform. While working through this, I’ve come across a few gotchas that I’d like to share. Note: I’ll share a larger code-based mini-series in the…

How to use the Azure Portal SVG Fixer to get the icons/logos you need

How to use the Azure Portal SVG Fixer to get the icons/logos you need

While preparing for my Global Azure Bootcamp presentation (I’m presenting on the topic: Azure Monitoring – What are the options and how do I use them?), I was in need of some of the latest icons and logos for various…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Terraforming Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Terraforming Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

Here’s a scenario that I encountered recently with a client, and with the help of HashiCorp, was able to overcome.   Scenario Firstly, we have some Terraform code that sets up a VNet and corresponding Subnets. Aside from all the…

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