14 Azure Cost Saving Tips

In this blog article I will list a number of cost saving tips and tricks available to you to ensure you and/or your business are not spending more than you should on your Azure resources. I speak with a number of customers around cost optimisation and ways in which to manage your Azure spend, typically …

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Welsh Azure User Group January Meet Up!

It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG January meet up and we had two stellar speakers in Christos Matskas and Graham Martin on to discuss Identity for Developers as well as Azure Synapse and Purview. AGENDA6.30pm -   Welcome!6.45pm -   Introduction to Identity for developers  Christos Matskas – Senior PM …

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In Conversation with… Peter Gallagher

In this episode I am joined by the amazing Peter Gallagher, Author, Speaker, Programmer, MVP and MCT. We talk IoT and the democratisation and how the barriers to entry for learning have fallen over the years and how you can get up and running with IoT within minutes! Peter guides us all through some amazing …

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Azure DevOps Build Pipeline in Terraform – YAML example

In a follow up to my recent blog post and video on Deploying infrastructure via Azure DevOps pipelines using Github and Terraform, I thought I would write a brief article on exploring the YAML file that should be used in preference to any 'classic' editor in the Azure DevOps environment. My main reason for wanting …

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Jonnychipz Weekly # 3

Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read and have a watch of my latest Jonnychipz Weekly VLOG, it will be released at 1pm on 15th January 2021. In todays episode I have tried to work on the format for the content by aiming to split up the content into defined sections to bring …

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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 # 2

Another episode of Jonnychipz Weekly has dropped! This week we look at the following: This weeks Azure AnnouncementsWelsh Azure User Group NewsMy study goalsThe Robot Arm3D Printer Upgrades I really hope you enjoy the video, please like and subscribe and feedback any comments you may have! Thanks for watching! Jonnychipz Weekly # 2 - 08.01.2021 …

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AzOps Deploy and Manage your Azure Enterprise Scale Landing Zones – MSHOWTOLIVE

I have just uploaded a copy of the fantastic session I was privileged to have with Mert Yeter on 14th December 2020, where we discussed Microsoft Enterprise Scale Landing Zones, how to deploy them from the GitHub Templates, as well as discussing AzOps with GitHub Actions. You can watch the video below, please if you …

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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[100/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – The end? Or is this just the beginning? – End of Year Review!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!! As they say, when one good thing comes to an end you are merely inviting a doorway to open up the the next good thing! So....... I made it! If you would have asked me would I have reached this goal 6 months ago, I would have chuckled and said no! I don't …

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Day[99/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – The Phoenix Project

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...... nothing was stirring not even my mouse....... that was because I was busy reading The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. As I sit here surrounded by plates of nibbles, nuts, crisps and sausage rolls, I still have part of my …

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Day[98/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Introduction to Azure IoT

Being quite aware that I am in the closing few days of my 100 Days of Cloud challenge, however clearly the learnings do not stop. I spent some time today covering off the wider IoT content on the MS Learn website, with a view at some point of taking the speciality exam AZ-220. As some …

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Day[97/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Introduction to Azure IoT Hub

I thought it was time for me to aim towards a little bit of IoT study. So I have picked another MS Learn Module to look at what Azure IoT Hub is and what it can be utilised for: Introduction to Azure IoT Hub Evaluate whether IoT Hub can effectively address the problems associated with …

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Day[96/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Deploy a cloud-native ASP.NET Core microservice with GitHub Actions

Again, carrying on through one of the Cloud Skills Challenge with this interesting learning Path: Deploy a cloud-native ASP.NET Core microservice with GitHub Actions Learning objectives In this module, you will: Authenticate GitHub Actions to a container registry.Securely store sensitive information used by the GitHub Actions.Implement a GitHub Action to build the container image for …

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Day[95/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Creating a Web API with ASP.NET Core

In keeping with the Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge, I signed up to the 'Glasgow Ladies of Code' user groups CSC. As a father I have two young daughters and for me, to follow in their dads footsteps with a focus on STEM would be fantastic, and the brilliant work being done to advocate more women …

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Day[94/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Getting ready for the Holidays

Ok so, today was my first 'proper' day off work and I had my first lay in this morning in what seems to be months!!! I still managed to squeeze a bit of cloud into my day albeit from a pure fun perspective! After a leisurely morning and pancakes for breakfast we settled in for …

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Day[93/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – MAPA Azure Champ

Great to receive the email today confirming that I had made it to an 'Azure Champ' as part of my studies with Azure and specifically passing the AZ-204 exam yesterday! I guess they will update the site in due course, either way, I am really pleased to be recognised in this way. Also, I have …

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Day[92/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Exams in the Bag!

Ok so again just a quick post here to really outline how fantastically happy I am to have been able to pass the AZ-204 Developing Solutions with Microsoft Azure Associate Exam. As part of my studies I used a number of resources to help me prepare, but the best things I utilised were to jump …

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Day[91/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Exam Revision and Robot Arm

I should have posted this last night, but I literally ran out of time and had to hit the hay! SO after a productive day in work it was time to return to dad taxi duties with a jaunt to Swindon with my son! I took the opportunity to do a little catch up with …

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Day[90/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – MSHOWTO Live – Enterprise Scale and AzOps

Breaking into my final 10 days of my 100DaysOfCLoud couldn't have been spent with a nicer chap! I'm so grateful to have been asked by MSHOWTO Live organiser Mert Yeter to appear on his Live Streaming show to discuss all sorts of things, from who I am, to 100DaysOfCloud and the Welsh Azure User Group. …

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Day[89/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Docker Deep Dive Book by Nigel Poulton

A short post for Sunday's step into officially starting my Docker reading! Having worked through the Containers OpenHack and also dabbled with a few more MS Learn Articles for Creating Containers as well as pushing them into an Azure Container Registry I though it was the time to start on the Docker Deep Dive book …

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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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