Day[88/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azureish Live – Santa’s Digitally Transforming!

Ok so I couldn't let this pass without including it in my 100DaysofCloud Challenge. As part of the superb Festive Tech Calendar (www.festivetechcalendar.com) community event running throughout December 2020, the guys over at AzureishLive set out to help Santa digitise his operations with the help of Azure Cognitive Services as well as a bit a …

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Day[87/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Cloud Skills Challenge – Build a WebApp with Blazor WebAssembly

In order to get a full house of 15/15 modules for our Welsh Azure Cloud Skills Challenge, I thought that I would spend some time on one of my our standing modules. Build a web app with Blazor WebAssembly and Visual Studio Code I'm not a prolific C# developer by a long shot, I know …

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Day[86/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group December Meet Up! (A Very Merry DevOps with Abel and April!)

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!! Another superb event from awesome WAUG Organisers to Awesome Speakers to Awesome Attendees!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG December A Very Merry DevOps Virtual Meetup and what a line up we had! AGENDA6.30pm -   Welcome!6.45pm -   Real World DevOps - Abel Wang …

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Day[85/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Prep for the next WAUG Meet Up and announcing the WAUG CSC!!!

Another day in work drafting designs for some large Teams Voice projects, so a day spent with visio and word documents! I spent an hour over lunch putting the last few updates together for the meet up slide deck, finishing off the Kahoot Quiz kicked off a 3D print of a vase! As you do! …

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Day[84/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Round Up

Hey all, hope you are all doing great! So another pause for me, mainly because I find myself like busy....... no wait, super busy! Still striving forwards on my Cloud Journey but acutely aware that I really am on the home straight. This is both exciting to be nearing the end of a goal, one …

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Day[83/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Deploy and run a containerized web app with Azure App Service

In keeping with the containers theme I thought I would look into running through a few tutorials on how to deploy into a Web App Service a containerised Web Application. The following tutorial takes you from creating a containerised image with Docker and storing these in Azure Container Registry. From here we will configure Azure …

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Day[82/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Kubernetes Service Workshop

In keeping with this weeks activities around Containers and AKS, I thought I would take the time to work through the following MS Learn Pathway to cement some of the learnings form this week: Azure Kubernetes Service Workshop - Learn | Microsoft Docs Introduction 5 minExercise - Deploy Kubernetes with Azure Kubernetes Service 15 minExercise …

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Day[81/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Day 3 Containers OpenHack

After a great overview of Github Codespaces we jumped straight back in! I'm going to keep this post short, but just as a wrap up for what has been an 'INTENSE' few days. This last day on the hack was jumping back in feet first and getting used to the shock of the water so …

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Day[80/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Day 2 Containers OpenHack

Another super brain melting day looking into Containers and their Orchestration utilising Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS). Today we started off with a bit of an overview on AKS: Kubernetes 101 Additional links about Kubernetes can be found here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/kubernetes-learning-path/ https://aka.ms/k8sPlaylist https://phippy.io Today we walked through the deployment of a cluster utilising Azure CLI, securing this …

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Day[79/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Day 1 Containers OpenHack

Today was the start of another Open Hack Challenge for me. Day 1 of 3 on Containers, I get to spend the next couple of days really getting down and dirty with Docker docker files, Azure Container Registry and Azure Kubernetes Services. After a brief intro we had the chance to run through a few …

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Day[78/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – 1st Twitch Live Stream

Over the weekend I managed to get in my first impromptu live stream. Albeit the subject matter was around the set up and configuration of OctoPi for my recently purchased Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D printer. I thought it was a decent point to mark in my 100DaysOfCloud Journey! twitch.tv/jonnychipz Running through the set up …

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Day[77/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating an Azure Migrate Server Assessment

After getting my Hyper-V lab area set up and configured I thought it would be a nice idea to run through the process for getting the Azure Migrate Appliance downloaded, installed and configured in order to carry out a Server Assessment with the appliance. I hope you enjoy the video, please like and subscribe to …

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Day[76/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Update and Stock Take!

Again, it seems that days and weeks are whizzing by in a flash! Which is good and bad at the same time! Work is keeping me exceptionally busy at the moment with new customer projects and opportunities flying around like nobodies business! So, I'm still studying for my AZ-204 behind the scenes so to speak, …

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Day[75/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Notts – Getting your Organisation to the Cloud with Microsoft CAF and Enterprise Scale

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of being invited onto the DevOps Notts User group final talk of the year! Huge thanks to Liam, Mica for the invite. A great user group with a great bunch of attendees watching.... it was also great to be on a show with the awesome Derek Campbell (aka …

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Day[74/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Create your Cloud Adoption Framework Plan with Azure DevOps

Just a quick post today to highlight a neat Azure DevOps Demo related to how to create a Cloud Adoption Framework Plan. As part of the CAF Plan documentation on Microsoft Docs comes a really useful Azure DevOps Deployment configuration to help and guide you and your organisation to develop that plan: Azure DevOps Demo …

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Day[73/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Weekend Roundup – Future of WFH?!

I know I tend to skip posting on a weekend, mainly to give me some dedicated time to spend with my family!! But this weekend I did a fair amount of work in an around the wider scope of working with Cloud Services. As you will know if you have been following my journey, I …

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Day[72/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure Service Bus

A brief article today to have a quick run through of what Azure Service Bus is and why would you want to use it in your application. Microsoft Azure Service Bus is fundamentally a fully managed integration message broker. This service can aid in the configuration and creation of loosely coupled applications and services. This …

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Day[71/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Barefoot Computing

Something a little different from my usual Azure Centric posts today. As an employee of BT Plc I would like to draw peoples attention to a fantastic scheme delivered by volunteers from both BT and Computing at School as well as being supported by the British Computing Society. If you know a teacher then please …

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Day[70/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating my First Logic App using VSCode

Logic Apps can of course be created directly in the Azure Portal, but I thought I would get my VS Code environment set up with the necessary plugins and configuration after seeing some cool demo's at the recent Welsh Azure User Group. I am keen to get as much configuration capability worked out and understood …

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MicroBlog – Filename too long in Git? Enable Long path support

Just a quick blog about an issue I hit when assigning an Azure Policy via AzOps for Enterprise Scale. When you configure a layered Management Group Structure in Azure for Enterprise Scale, you can go to 6 levels in depth, however when it comes to storing Policy Definitions and Assignments the file name length can …

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Creating my First Python Azure Function using VSCode

In this blog post I will be utilising Visual Studio Code (VSCode) to create a Python function that responds to HTTP requests. I will aim to test the code locally and then deploy it into the Serverless environment of Azure Functions. This run through will cost a small amount in an Azure Subscription, so please …

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Day[69/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure – Exam Prep

On my quest for the AZ-204 Exam Pass I am just curating a list of resources that I will be utilising to prep for the exam in line with the Measured Skills section. This post is to act as a starting point for my studies over the coming weeks and as I develop other learning …

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Turn your Amazon Echo Show device into an additional PC monitor

Ok so I shared this on LinkedIn a few days ago and thought it was worthy of putting a brief Blog together. So, for those of you who have been following my social media, you will know that I have recently put together a new Office and PC etc. The idea with this new office …

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