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Author Archives: Marcel Zehner
The live stream recording “ARM templates basics for Microsoft Azure” is now available!
Some days ago I did a live stream to talk about infrastructure-as-code and ARM templates basics. The goal was to give beginners a quick introduction why infrastructure-as-code makes sense and how very basic ARM templates work.
Posted in Azure, DevOps Tagged automation, azure, code, DevOps, IaC, infrastructure as code, lifecycle, microsoft Leave a comment
The live stream recording “Terraform basics for Microsoft Azure” is now available!
Some days ago I did a live stream to talk about infrastructure-as-code and Terraform basics. The goal was to give beginners a quick introduction why infrastructure-as-code makes sense and how Terraform works in it’s very basics.
Posted in Azure, DevOps Tagged automation, azure, cloud, DevOps, hashicorp, IaC, infrastructure as code, microsoft, terraform Leave a comment
2 free Infrastructure-as-Code Live Streams!
A while ago I announced a new infrastructure-as-code live stream. The idea was to give interested persons a kickstart how to use common tools and procedures they can use on Azure, either with ARM templates or Terraform. The poll results … Continue reading
Posted in Azure, DevOps, Events/Speaking Tagged azure, DevOps, hashicorp, IaC, infrastructure as code, live stream, microsoft, terraform, training Leave a comment
Using the Terraform Cloud with multiple Workspaces
In 2019, Hashicorp announced their very own Terraform Cloud. It allows you to manage state remotely, allows the remote execution of plan, apply and destroy tasks and supports integration with common version control systems to manage your code (and some … Continue reading
How to release existing resources from Terraform management
Some days ago I wrote an article how one can bring existing resources under Terraform management. While this is a valid scenario, the opposite could also be needed. This blog post demonstrates several methods how one can release existing resources … Continue reading
Posted in Azure Tagged ARM, arm templates, azure, DevOps, IaC, infrastructure as code, state, terraform 1 Comment
How to bring existing Azure resources under Terraform management
In a perfect world, an application with all of its components is provisioned and managed as code from the very beginning. But unfortunately that is not always the reality. Some companies start to provision services manually before they find out … Continue reading
Posted in Azure, DevOps Tagged DevOps, IaC, import, infrastructure as code, state, terraform 9 Comments
Microsoft MVP for another year!
July 1 is an important day for the worldwide Microsoft community. On that day, Microsoft awards new and renews existing Microsoft MVPs. I am more than happy to have been renewed for another year in the “Microsoft Azure” category.
Posted in Exams/Awards Tagged award, community, microsoft mvp, most valuable professional, mvp, RD, Regional Director Leave a comment
Are you really ready to use Azure?
Deploying services in Azure is as simple as going to the marketplace and filling out a form. And boom, a new service or resource is up and running. This is great because it saves time and makes services accessible to … Continue reading
Posted in Azure Tagged access key, authentication, azure, azure ad, endpoint, master, mastering, network access, public endpoint, Security, storage account, user account 1 Comment
I’m a Microsoft Regional Director – again!
Two weeks ago I received a nice confirmation email from Microsoft and finally I am allowed to share the news: My nomination for becoming a Microsoft Regional Director for Switzerland has been approved! That said, I am again part of … Continue reading
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Azure Security Center – Workflow Automation
Azure Security Center (ASC) is your main stop when you need a first broad overview of your environment’s security posture. If there is potential to improve your overall security, ASC will give you recommendations that explain how a specific resource … Continue reading
Posted in Azure Tagged asc, automation, azure, azure security center, logic app, response, Security, workflow 1 Comment