Jonnychipz – In Conversation with… Martyn Coupland

In this video I had the opportunity to have a chat with the brilliant Mr Martyn Coupland, Azure Architect, MVP, Speaker, Author, Blogger and all round great guy who is working for Ensono in the UK. During this conversation we discuss the entry point to DevOps in an organisation, and look at how it may …

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Deploying Azure Infrastructure with Terraform via Azure DevOps Pipelines

In this blog article, I aim to guide you through the components needed in order to successfully deploy Azure Infrastructure using Terraform via an Azure DevOps Pipeline. The idea here is to help understand how you may be able to automate the deployment and updating of your cloud infrastructure hosted in Azure. Follow along with …

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Jonnychipz Weekly # 1

Happy New Year everyone! With a New Year comes a New Initiative..... I am going to launch a Weekly Round Up VLOG with this being the first! Hopefully I will find the time and consistency to keep pushing forward with the VLOG and hope it will overtime move into a useful Video Series related to …

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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[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[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[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[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[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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Day[53/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Foundational Pillars of DevOps: Culture and Lean Product

Another quick overview post today to cover off the other two Foundational Pillars of DevOps, Culture and Lean Product. We know the previous two are Architecture and Technology. This gives up 4 Foundational Pillars in total. We have explored that DevOps is the union of People, Process and products to enable a continuous stream of …

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Day[52/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Foundational Pillars of DevOps – Architecture and Technology

Ok so, it's time to get back to my DevOps study! I think it's time for me to reign myself back to some of the topics I started at the beginning of this Challenge! Another hectic day for me today ranging from sitting the PL-200 Power Platform Functional Consultant this morning, the exam is in …

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Day[47/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Azure DevOps

I thought that today it would be prudent of me to document my learnings in summary form when it comes to the set of tooling available to us via Azure DevOps. Off the back of the Azure DevOps Open Hack and the forthcoming AZ-400 exam here is a quick summary of what Azure DevOps is …

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Day[45/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Azure DevOps Open Hack Challenge

Ok so today saw the climax of an intensive few days of Azure DevOps learning via the medium of an Open Hack. It's my very first Open Hack but I really hope it won't be my last. Such a fantastic format for learning and developing of understandings with hands on tasks and challenges where you …

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Day[44/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – When Satya Nadella Drops in to say Hello!!!

I cannot believe this just happened! In true fanboy fashion, this without a shadow pales in comparison to most meetings I attend during the day! Sorry to my friends, family and colleagues!! During the 12-14 October 2020 I have been taking part in an Azure DevOps OpenHack, which has been fantastic to work through with …

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Day[35/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Store Data in Azure

Another day of learnings from MS Learn today, and I managed to finish off the Learning path way around how to programmatically store data in Azure, covering different data storage options, how to connect an application to data storage, how to secure storage accounts up and finally looked into the ways to programmatically interact with …

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Day[33/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Live Streaming with Azure!

Hi All, so over the last few months I have slowly been building up my knowledge and home set up with a view to at some point getting a bit more active in the community with some Youtube videos around Azure and maybe looking at the concept of live streaming. Not with anything specific in …

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Day[25/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Define and implement continuous integration AZ-400

STOP PRESS: I am a 1/4 of the way through my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge!!!! and continue!!....... The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft …

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Day[24/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Facilitate communication and collaboration AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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Day[23/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Manage source control AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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