Validating your Azure templates manually can be a challenging task to complete at scale. Fortunately, with the functionality available within Azure Pipelines, this entire process can be fully automated. This post will show you just how easy it is to implement automatic validation an deployment of your Azure templates within a CI process.
When working with Azure templates for the first time, there's always a risk of misconfiguring a setting. All fine when testing, until you realise you have been charged an unexpected amount on your credit card. In this post, I provide an example of this in practice when working with Stream Analytic Job resources.
Working with variables within your Azure DevOps Pipeline can give you a high degree of latitude when planning your software deployments. When utilised as release variables, additional functionality is exposed, allowing you to alter the conditional flow within your pipeline dramatically. In this week's post, we'll find out how to use them in practice.
It's essential to understand the precise behaviour your Azure templates will have when deployed, to avoid any unexpected issues or even data loss that could occur. This week's post will explore an example of why this is so important, involving Azure App Service application settings.
Getting your Azure Board backlog working correctly may require some tinkering, particularly if you decide to take advantage of certain features after you have begun using the application. In this post, I'll show you how to get the Team Board/Backlog configured to show work items from all sub-areas within your project.
A few years ago on the blog, we saw how it was possible to utilise Fetch XML queries within Power BI. Things have moved on since then and, thanks to the awesome Dynamics community, there is now a way of getting around the issues highlighted in the original post...
Provisioning licenses as a Microsoft Cloud Solutions provider can be tricky sometimes, as you attempt to match the correct add-on subscription to its appropriate "parent" subscription. In this post, we'll see an example of this in practice when trying to provision a Microsoft Teams/Skype for Business Audio Conferencing license.
Depending on the type of data being worked with within Power BI, you may find yourself unable to leverage Power Query to perform any data transformation required. In this scenario, such as when working with Streaming Analytic Power BI datasets, DAX can come to the rescue, and we'll see how in this post.
Web application releases are a scary affair and, depending on the criticality of your system, you may need to put yourself in a position where changes, such as a SQL Server database upgrades, can be rolled back immediately. Fortunately, when using Azure DevOps, it's easier to do then you may think...
“Cannot move resources because some site(s) are hosted by other resource group(s)…” Error Message (Azure Web App)
Resource moves on Microsoft Azure are generally a run-of-the-mill affair that subscription administrators can do with ease. On some occasions though, you may find yourself unable to move your web resources. In this post, we'll find out how to solve a specific issue involving an Azure App Service resource.