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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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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Day[68/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Introduction to Python

In my quest to sit the Azure Developer Associate Exam as well as the other IaC involvements that I have been working on with Terraform and Azure DevOps. Part of my 100DaysofCloud Plan was to learn the syntax of a new language. That language of choice is 'Python'. My reasoning behind this is for a …

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Day[67/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group November Meet Up!

Not strictly today, it was more last night! But its definitely the focus of my Day 67 of Cloud!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG November Virtual Meetup and what a line up we had! AGENDA6.30pm -   Welcome and Intro6.45pm -   Admiral BCP and the part WVD played …

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Day[66/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 3

The final Day of the Enterprise Scale Open Hack is here and what a whirlwind of a few days it has been! Today was more focussed around the superb Microsoft folk giving the partner community a bit of a deep dive discussion and demo on a certain number of areas on Deploying Enterprise Scale. Deployment …

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Day[65/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 2

Ok, so feet first into Day 2 of the Open Hack around Enterprise Scale Landing Zones. Today was all centred around Azure Policy Definition and Assignments as well as a really interesting point and demo around AzOps. Azure Policy Today we picked up from where we left off, first of all we needed to make …

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Day[64/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Enterprise Scale – Landing Zone OpenHack – Day 1

Ok so today was Day 1 of the Microsoft Azure Enterprise Scale Landing Zone Open Hack. A chance for me and a few of my colleagues to work through a reasonably complex reference architecture of a fictitious company and basically work out and discuss an appropriate solution for defining an appropriate Azure Management Group / …

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Day[63/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Catch up day!

Hey all, ok so I think its time for a little bit of reflection and stock taking of everything that's going on in my 100DaysofCloud Challenge! It seems that my options and areas of interest grow by the hour! So....... What's Going on at Work? Easy..... Loads! Still focussed quite heavily on 365 opportunities especially …

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Day[62/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-400 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert Exam Day

Ok a short Blog post today as woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to do a little bit of last minute swotting for the AZ-400 exam, As I have already passed AZ-104, a pass of this exam would give me the DevOps Engineer Expert Credential. Overall I found the exam to be …

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Day[61/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Windows Virtual Desktop, NetApp Files and more!

Spent a little time this afternoon on the Azure Partner update call and there was a section where NetApp joined and discussed the positioning of NetApp files as the storage of choice for Windows VIrtual Desktop Profile containers. Now I have seen the announcement in recent months so was happy to hear the interesting position …

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Day[60/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Choosing the best tools to manage your Azure Environment

I thought I would jump in early today with a little bit of a lighter post on choosing appropriate management tooling to manage your Azure infrastructure. We know that we have several options for managing our Azure Environments, from Azure CLI, to PowerShell, the Azure Portal itself all the way through to utilising Azure Resource …

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Day[59/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Introduction to my YouTube Channel

A brief one today as I think the video should speak for itself. When I originally started out on this 100DaysOfCloud Journey, my intention was to use it as a mechanism for me to upskill in areas of Cloud Computing that I may not be overly familiar with, but also have one eye on being …

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Day[58/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Continuous Security and Continuous Operations

In order to ensure that your Continuous Improvement strategy employed via DevOps is kept Secure and in Operation, it is imperative that methods are utilised to ensure a Continuous Security and Continuous Operations mindset is adopted. Follow along with the fantastic Microsoft Learn Article: Explore DevOps Continuous Security and Continuous Operations Continuous Security We all …

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Day[57/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure IoT Hub Upload Data and interacting with LED on Raspberry Pi!

Ok, so following on from yesterdays post about getting my Raspberry Pi up and running and doing something simple like flashing an LED, I thought today I would look at taking this a stage further and integrate this will uploading some data into Azure IoT Hub. The idea with this post is to show how …

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Day[56/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Making an LED Blink with Raspberry Pi, Python and Remote SSH

Hey all, ok so today I thought I would break out the Raspberry Pi and my IoT sensor kit and breadboard. I'm starting to delve into configuring my own sensors and electronics to help me learn Python as well as look into how I can create an Azure IOT Hub and send/receive signals using Azure …

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Day[55/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Managing Agile Software Delivery Plans Across Teams

Just a quick post to explore the concept of Delivery Plans in the context of software delivery between teams of developers. What is Delivery Plan? When organisations grow and more people become involved in the process of software development, the need to split into smaller groups becomes more apparent ion order to split the workloads …

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