What a surprise in my inbox today! I am now an #AzureHero because I was nominated by a colleague of mine! I was obviously selected to to be one of 550 community heroes that get this badge. Not so sure about the value, but the good thing is that I finally learn a little bit about Blockchain technologies. Why? Microsoft joined forces with Enjin to build this Blockchain-based recognition program using Ethereum.
You can get more information about the program here or just follow all #AzureHeroes on Twitter!
The new year slowly started and I am already totally absorbed with customer projects, community activities and some private side projects. Time to quickly announce my H1 2020 conferences & events schedule.
Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference that runs in the United States. I was happy to be accepted as a speaker at Ignite 2019 and had a great time presenting, networking and learning. Beside this conference with more than 25k attendees, Microsoft runs 30 “Microsoft Ignite The Tour” stops across the globe. I am happy to have been accepted for two stops I applied for.
Posted in Events/Speaking
Tagged conference, event, Events, ignite, ignite the tour, london, microsoft, mit, mitt, speaking, the tour, zurich
Whenever I am involved in organizing a conference, I write a “This was …” article. This November we again ran our annual conference “Experts Live Europe” in Prague. We had a great time spending some days with the European Microsoft community!
Posted in Events/Speaking
Tagged community, communitypower, communityrocks, czechia, EL, el19, eleu, eleu19, experts live, experts live europe, prague
People who are keen about Microsoft Azure often ask if they can use free Azure services to learn about the platform. There is indeed a way to get free access to Azure to start exploring the platform.
As a service provider that works with a variety of customers, you need a way to manage multiple environments in an easy and efficient way. Azure offers different approaches for this that I want to cover in this blog post.
Posted in Azure
Tagged aad, ARM, azure, azure ad, b2b, customer, delegation, guest, lighthouse, management, partner, permissions, rbac, service provider
My team works a lot with ARM Templates to deploy and maintain Azure-based applications and infrastructure. We normally develop ARM Templates using Visual Studio Code, then manage and release the code using Azure DevOps. Sometimes we hand over code to customers that are less experienced. Having a way for them to visualize the code is very helpful and helps them to understand the code better. Lately, a new extension has been released for Visual Studio Code by Ben Coleman. It’s a very handy extension because it allows you to immediately visualize your code without leaving the tool.
Posted in Azure, DevOps
Tagged ARM, arm templates, DevOps, extension, IaC, infrastructure as code, visual studio code, visualization, vs code, vs code extension