Managed Identity (MI) service has been around for a little while now and is becoming a standard for providing applications running in Azure access to other Azure resources. We're going to be taking a look at using MI in a few areas in the future, so I thought it was worth a primer on MI.
With the recent updates to ARM templates, we can now include Resource Groups as part of our deployment. However, the process isn't quite as simple as you might think. We'll look at how it's done.
Connectivity issues that involve Network Security groups can be frustrating to solve. Network Watcher brings tools that can help identifiy which rules are blocking (or allowing) your traffic and help you solve these issues quickly.
If your using Azure Keyvault to store your application secrets then you want this to be your single point of truth for all applications. In this article learn how to mount your Azure Key Vault secrets directly into your Kubernetes Pods with the Kuberentes Key Vault Flex Volume.
Elastic Jobs are a new Azure feature that might be a useful replacement for SQL Agent, which isn't available in Azure, alongside tools like Azure Automation. This article takes a closer look at this service and some of the gotchas and advanced techniques.
ACS Engine generates ARM templates to deploy Kubernetes, but what about all the other resources that need to be deployed alongside it? Helm packages, Kubernetes configuration etc. This article documents a way to deploy all this in one go using Terraform.