Building Packer Images with Azure DevOps

In this article we'll take the work we have done previously with Packer to build VM images, and setup an automated build process in VSTS to allow for regular, consistent image building. We'll take the code we used previously to create the image with Packer and configure it with DSC.

Generate SAS Tokens in ARM Templates

Microsoft recently updated the ARM template spec to allow the creation of SAS tokens inside a template. This is excellent news for anyone who is deploying resources with ARM templates that rely on storage accounts and need a SAS token to access them.

Do More With ARM Templates using Functions

ARM template functions allow you to perform simple operations directly on in your templates to transform values in your deployment. In this article we'll look at some less commonly used templates that can be really useful