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[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[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[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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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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