You can help improve the Azure Documentation!

When your learning a new technology, like Azure, documentation is key and find inaccurate, out of date or just plain wrong documentation is incredibly frustrating. Microsoft have taken an interesting approach to this issue by storing all Azure (and many other MS services) documentation sources on Gi

Building an Infrastructure Pipeline Part 3 -Build

Don’t forget to check out the other parts in this series: Part 1 – Version Control Part 2 – Testing Part 3- Build Initially this might seem like a bit of an odd topic, “Build” in a software development process usually refers to the process of compiling an application and preparing it for distributi

Simplify Azure NSG Rules With Augmented Rules and Service Tags

Historically Azure Network Security Groups (NSG’s) have only allowed you to enter a single value for things things like source or destination IP and source or destination port. This has meant that for complex setups you end up with a very large amount of NSG’s. This is especially if you are trying t

Azure Pre-Emptive Maintenance

Back a few years ago it was not uncommon to see a requirement for VMs to be rebooted when maintenance to apply updates to the underlying host was required, every few months. Fortunately this is now mostly a thing of the past, with most updates now being applied using Azure’s in place upgrade process

Azure Security Audits with Pester

Pester is a versatile testing framework built using PowerShell. In this article we are going to look at using Pester to audit our Azure infrastructure for security compliance. We’ve previously discussed using Pester to test Azure resources in our infrastructure pipeline. In that article we used Pest

Building An Infrastructure Pipeline Part 2 – Testing

In part 1 of this series we took our first step in building an Infrastructure as code pipeline by moving our infrastructure files into source control. Now that we have this code in a central repository we can use this as a base for the next steps in this process.  In this article we’re going to dis