Welsh Azure User Group April Meet Up!

It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG April meet up and we had 3 Amazing Lighting Talks as well as a feature Length talk all about IoT Robot Arms and Azure! AGENDA6.30pm - Welcome and House Keeping6.45pm - Anirban Ganguly – Kubernetes it's not that hard7.00pm - Vukašin Terzić – Creating …

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Welsh Azure User Group March Meet Up!

It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG March Lightning Talks meet up and we had seven, yes seven amazing Community speakers join us for a plethora of talks in and around Azure! AGENDA6.30pm - Welcome and House Keeping6.45pm - Martyn Coupland - DevSecOps on Microsoft Azure7.00pm - Mert Yeter - Visual …

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Welsh Azure User Group February Meet Up!

It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG February meet up and we had two amazing in Johhn Savill and Scott Hanselman on to discuss Resiliancy in Azure and transitioning a legacy blog and web site into Azure using Containers and App Service Plans! AGENDA6.00pm -   Welcome!6.15pm -   Moving a …

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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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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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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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