Category Archives: DevOps

ARM Templates – Create multiple Instances by using ‘copy’

Creating multiple instances of Azure resources using copy. Continue reading

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Using Terraform Cloud Remote State Management – a quick introduction

Some days ago Hashicorp announced the availability of the free-to-use collaboration features in the Terraform cloud. This allows individuals and teams to easily store state information in the cloud and make it accessible from anywhere.

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Azure Blueprints – Overview

Azure Blueprints were announced during Microsoft Ignite 2018. I had the privilege to already get access some months earlier and played with the new feature/service to gain some experience. In this blog post I want to give you a quick … Continue reading

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Terraform – using multiple files for configurations and variables

Welcome back to the third post of the Terraform series. In this post I will cover, how Terraform can merge multiple configuration and variables files into one. This gives you better transparency, flexibility and control for your Terraform-based deployments. Enjoy!

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Terraform – introducing input variables

In my last Terraform post I talked a little bit about the basics what Terraform is and how it works from ground up. In this post I want to focus on input variables and how they can be used to … Continue reading

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Terraform – a first introduction

Infrastructure as code is very popular for some time already. When talking about deploying infrastructure or application components to Microsoft Azure as code, then the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) will come to your attention. ARM manages resources that live in … Continue reading

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Auto-Deploy Container Images as Azure Container Instances (ACI)

Containers are pretty new in the Microsoft world, but are quickly getting traction. Microsoft Azure offers lots of container-related services such as Azure Container Instances (ACI), Azure Container Service (ACS), Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) or Azure Container Registry (ACR). I … Continue reading

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Building a simple release pipeline for ARM templates

Using release pipelines is a pretty common thing for agile developers, but not necessarily for IT Pros. However, they can still very much benefit from that process when working with their IT pro artefacts such as scripts, ARM templates, runbooks, … Continue reading

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Quick Overview: Azure Container Instances (Preview)

Windows containers are getting more and more popular. Azure already has multiple container-related features and more will be added in the near future. Today I quickly want to cover Azure Container Instances (ACI). This allows you to spin up containers … Continue reading

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Use Github for your Visual Studio projects

Depending on the projects I’m working on i either use VSO/TFS or Github. While VSO/TFS integration is part of Visual Studio, Github is not. But there is an add-on available that allows you to enable Github integration into Visual Studio. … Continue reading

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