Day[25/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Define and implement continuous integration AZ-400
Sep18

Day[25/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Define and implement continuous integration AZ-400

STOP PRESS: I am a 1/4 of the way through my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge!!!! and continue!!……. The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft …

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Day[24/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Facilitate communication and collaboration AZ-400
Sep17

Day[24/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Facilitate communication and collaboration AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[23/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Manage source control AZ-400
Sep16

Day[23/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Manage source control AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[22/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Develop a security and compliance plan AZ-400
Sep15

Day[22/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop a security and compliance plan AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[21/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy AZ-400
Sep14

Day[21/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) strategy AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[20/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 2
Sep14

Day[20/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 2

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[19/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 1
Sep12

Day[19/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Develop an instrumentation strategy AZ-400 – Part 1

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[18/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Stocktake Day with a bit of Azure DevOps Planning
Sep11

Day[18/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Stocktake Day with a bit of Azure DevOps Planning

Phew……… where did this week go?! Ok so I thought Id get my Day 18 blog entry up and out there and use it as a bit of a stop, breathe and reset for the next phase of learnings! In the early part of my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge I was looking at all the different areas … Continue reading Day[18/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Stocktake Day with a bit of Azure… Continue Reading...

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Day[17/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Welsh Azure User Group Day!!!
Sep11

Day[17/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group Day!!!

Ok so firstly, apologies…… I didn’t get a chance to post this Day 17 up yesterday as I had a pretty packed day of work, learning, customers and User Group sessions!!! It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group Virtual Meet!! We had some great content and fun to get through over the … Continue reading Day[17/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User… Continue Reading...

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Day[16/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam Day
Sep09

Day[16/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam Day

A nice short port today, really happy to tick off the AZ-104 Exam which gives me my updated Azure Administrator Associate Badge. For some reason I have never looked at sitting the exam, so felt that I would use the 100DaysOfCloud Challenge to revise and review my core understanding and knowledge around Azure Admin, of … Continue reading Day[16/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – AZ-104 Azure… Continue Reading...

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AzureCLI – ‘az configure’ | Set defaults for your scripts to use
Sep08

AzureCLI – ‘az configure’ | Set defaults for your scripts to use

Just a micro blog to point out a neat feature of the AzureCLI, namely the Configuration settings. With the command: ‘az configure‘ you can configure your terminal environment to hold a list of ‘default’ key/value pairs of common script parameter requirements: So, instead of constantly typing a location as ‘uksouth’ or a resource group name … Continue reading AzureCLI – ‘az...

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Day[15/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Deploy and manage Azure Compute resources AZ-104
Sep08

Day[15/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Deploy and manage Azure Compute resources AZ-104

As part of the AZ104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam, the next core area of knowledge is based around the Compute resources, covering various types of Virtual Machine, Disks – both Managed and Unmanaged, keeping VM’s updated and deploying them. This area also touches on the concepts of Scalable applications and Microservices running on a Container … Continue reading Day[15/100]… Continue Reading...

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Day[14/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Configure and Manage Virtual Networks for Azure Admins AZ-104
Sep07

Day[14/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Configure and Manage Virtual Networks for Azure Admins AZ-104

As part of the AZ104 Azure Administrator Associate Exam, another key area of knowledge required is around the Networking elements of Azure. I have spent some time revisiting the Learning materials that Microsoft have put together, some interesting interactive Azure Sandbox knowledge checks as well in this series. I’m following the MS Learn resources for … Continue reading Day[14/100]… Continue Reading...

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Day[13/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Terraform Basics
Sep06

Day[13/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Terraform Basics

One of my longer term goals is to become more proficient with utilising Terraform code to design and deliver infrastructure into Azure. I thought I would spend some time today looking at the basics of terraform and working my way through from setting up my VSCode workspace to creating simple infrastructure in Azure with Terraform. … Continue reading Day[13/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz –… Continue Reading...

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Day[12/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Managing Identities and Governance in Azure AZ-104
Sep05

Day[12/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Managing Identities and Governance in Azure AZ-104

Time to break into a little bit of technical review I think. So today I have spent some time reviewing from the ground up all the key learning points around Azure Identity and Governance. I’m following the MS Learn resources for the AZ-104 exam that can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/learn/paths/az-104-manage-identities-governance/ Creating Azure Users and Groups … Continue… Continue Reading...

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Day[11/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Smart Cities Making Cities Our Home
Sep04

Day[11/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Smart Cities Making Cities Our Home

Hello all, thanks for following me on my latest part of the #100DaysOfCloud Challenge. As per yesterdays post, I have taken the decision to take the focus off the technology for a day or two, primarily to learn a bit more about the context in which the technology I work with and am constantly learning … Continue reading Day[11/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Smart Cities Making Cities… Continue Reading...

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Day[10/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Smart Cities Intro
Sep03

Day[10/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Smart Cities Intro

Hello again! It’s Day 10 of my #100DaysOfCloud Challenge. Ok so, today I was really going to take stock of where I am at with my thoughts of what I want to focus on from a Cloud learning perspective over the coming weeks and months, however I’ve had a slight change of direction (again!). Its … Continue reading Day[10/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Smart… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[9/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – DevOps Tooling your practice and Top 10’s
Sep02

Day[9/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Tooling your practice and Top 10’s

I made it through to the end of the book! Hurrah I hear you all cry, no more stupid pictures of John holding up a copy of his DevOps book! Yes this is the last one! So…….. yet another day of work blending into learning into family time! Its just gone 9pm on a Wednesday … Continue reading Day[9/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Tooling your practice and… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[8/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – DevOps Practicing Kaizen, the Art of Continuous Improvement
Sep01

Day[8/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Practicing Kaizen, the Art of Continuous Improvement

The bank holiday weekend is a distant memory, the kids are on a count down back to school, with work and deliveries of school coats and new school shirts and trousers I’m in the midst of customer calls, barking dogs and kids wanting to get my attention to pry the last few pound coins out … Continue reading Day[8/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Practicing Kaizen, the Art of… Continue Reading...

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Day[7/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Devops Connecting the Circle
Aug31

Day[7/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Devops Connecting the Circle

Still moving onwards with my DevOps learning, Day 7 sees me powering through the end of section 2 and completing the readings of Section 3 – Connecting the Circle. If we recall that the chapters in Section 2 for Establishing a pipeline remaining were 10 and 11, with Section 3 chapters 12 – 15 So … Continue reading Day[7/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Devops Connecting… Continue Reading...

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Day[6/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – Devops and Establishing a Pipeline
Aug30

Day[6/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Devops and Establishing a Pipeline

Onwards with my DevOps learning, Day 6 sees me moving onto the 2nd Part of the DevOps for Dummies book. After arranging the kids who decide that they all feel like going out with friends, a nice 2 hour drive ends with me grabbing a couple of hours with my book and reruns of Impractical … Continue reading Day[6/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Devops and Establishing… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Day[5/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – DevOps and a touch of Terraform Learning
Aug29

Day[5/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps and a touch of Terraform Learning

So its Saturday and we kicked the day off with football practice, not for me! for my son!, followed by a few hours grabbing the last bits of school uniform my my 3 kids. Like many of us, as much as we are keen to learn and develop our skill sets, we also have work, … Continue reading Day[5/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps and a touch of Terraform Learning Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on...

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Day[4/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  – DevOps Day!
Aug28

Day[4/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Day!

Day 4 is DevOps Day! Ok so, had another really busy day at work today however I’m taking into consideration I managed to get a bit of reading in well into the wee hours this morning! DevOps reading has begun! I managed to squeeze in the first 4 chapters of DevOps for Dummies so just … Continue reading Day[4/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Day! Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their...

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100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  Day[3/100] – Still Getting Organised
Aug27

100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz Day[3/100] – Still Getting Organised

So I know the point of this Challenge is not necessary to partake and post an update for each consecutive day, and truth be told, I havent dont any of what I had intended today in terms of my learning path! Ah ha I hear you all cry! Indeed. The usual has happened, another day … Continue reading 100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz Day[3/100] – Still Getting Organised Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their...

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100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz  Day[2/100] – Getting Organised
Aug26

100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz Day[2/100] – Getting Organised

So here we are at Day 2 already, apart from having a pretty busy day at work and missing a User Group I was meaning to join tonight I did manage to squeeze in a bit of dedicated time to have a think about the direction I would like the next part of my journey … Continue reading 100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz Day[2/100] – Getting Organised Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog 100DaysOfCloud...

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100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz is giving it a whirl! Day[1/100]

Hi All, Ok so this is something a little different for you. I’m an avid watcher of Scott Hanselman’s Azure Friday Videos and recently he interviewed Gwyneth Peña last week and they were talking about how to become a Cloud Engineer and discussing tips and tricks. 100DaysOfCloud was discussed as a way of bringing Cloud … Continue reading 100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz is giving it a… Continue Reading...

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Day[1/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz is giving it a whirl!
Aug25

Day[1/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz is giving it a whirl!

Hi All, Ok so this is something a little different for you. I’m an avid watcher of Scott Hanselman’s Azure Friday Videos and recently he interviewed Gwyneth Peña last week and they were talking about how to become a Cloud Engineer and discussing tips and tricks. 100DaysOfCloud was discussed as a way of bringing Cloud … Continue reading Day[1/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz is giving it… Continue Reading...

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Books I’ve Read – Artificial Intelligence (Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review)
Aug25

Books I’ve Read – Artificial Intelligence (Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review)

Being a relative newbie in the world of AI, I have immersed myself with as many articles / books and writings outside of the Microsoft view, so that when I use the AI tools built into Azure I have a better contextual understanding of them. This Harvard Business Review of AI is a very good … Continue reading Books I’ve Read – Artificial Intelligence (Insights You Need from Harvard… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Books I’ve Read – You Look Like a Thing and I love you – Janelle Shane
Aug25

Books I’ve Read – You Look Like a Thing and I love you – Janelle Shane

Well what can I say, and fun, humorous and learned introduction to Artificial Intelligence and its weirdness. Janelle Shane has composed a brilliant representation covering an overview of core concepts of AI and its training, but does brilliantly well explaining how to look out for and keep an eye on your AI model in terms … Continue reading Books I’ve Read – You Look Like a Thing and I love… Continue Reading...

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Azure Private Link Configuration (Private Endpoint – Storage Account)
Aug25

Azure Private Link Configuration (Private Endpoint – Storage Account)

For this article, in keeping with my #AzureNetworking series, I thought it would be a nice simple idea to walk through the mechanics of the ‘Azure Private Link’. Typically in Azure, when it comes to PaaS services, it is now supported for a number of PaaS services to configure access via a Private VNET/Subnet only, … Continue reading Azure Private Link Configuration (Private Endpoint –… Continue Reading...

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AzCopy v10.6 released with updated sync features and larger blob size support
Aug24

AzCopy v10.6 released with updated sync features and larger blob size support

AzCopy 10.6 has been released with extra support for the following: ACL’s included in any sync commands Additional SMB properties included in sync Blob block sizes up to 4000MiB now supported Blob versioning support Full release notes here. Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog AzCopy v10.6 released with updated sync features and larger blob size support AzCopy 10.6 has been released with extra support for the...

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Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure
Aug24

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

Over the last few years I have worked with many customers on their journey to the cloud. Being predominantly Microsoft focussed, that Cloud has been Azure, with a few opportunities and projects I have worked with integration with existing Cloud investment of some Customers in AWS / Oracle and Google cloud services. What has been … Continue reading Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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Do you use Azure Log Analytics Agents? – Act Now (SHA-2 Update)
Aug14

Do you use Azure Log Analytics Agents? – Act Now (SHA-2 Update)

If you are running any Log analytics agents on legacy clients you will need to install some security updates to ensure SHA-2 can be used for endpoint code signing, so please make sure you have updated your systems by 17th August 2020. Systems Impacted: Link to updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4569557/windows-update-sha-1-based-endpoints-discontinued Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog Do you use...

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Azure Bastion – Configuration via Azure Portal
Aug13

Azure Bastion – Configuration via Azure Portal

In keeping with my #AzureNetworking series, Azure Bastion seems like a nice place to move to next! What is Azure Bastion? So Bastion went GA quite a few months ago now and I did have a little play with it then, but thought this would make a nice little article. If you are an IT … Continue reading Azure Bastion – Configuration via Azure Portal Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog Azure Bastion...

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Welsh Azure User Group Meetup 10th Sept 2020
Aug13

Welsh Azure User Group Meetup 10th Sept 2020

The Welsh Azure User Group is probably the youngest Azure User Group, founded by a few IT professionals in and around South Wales and the West Country. I am so pleased to say that I joined forces with these guys to form what is now the Welsh Azure User Group. The idea of which is … Continue reading Welsh Azure User Group Meetup 10th Sept 2020 Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog Welsh Azure User Group...

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Azure CLI – Creating a Virtual Machine
Aug13

Azure CLI – Creating a Virtual Machine

In my previous article, I described the process for creating a Virtual Machine in the Azure Portal. A colleague asked me to show them what the Azure CLI script might look like to create the same Virtual Machine, therefore I have quickly put the following together. For more information on Azure CLI please click here. … Continue reading Azure CLI – Creating a Virtual Machine Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article...

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Azure – Creating a Virtual Machine via the Azure Portal
Aug12

Azure – Creating a Virtual Machine via the Azure Portal

As I work through my lab rebuild I thought I would provide some overview of some of the more straight forward tasks. In a previous article I discussed how to configure a VNET. In this article we will discuss how to configure a basic Virtual Machine (VM) and hook it up to the VNET we … Continue reading Azure – Creating a Virtual Machine via the Azure Portal Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog...

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Accessibility Fundamentals – Microsoft Learn – Learning Path
Aug12

Accessibility Fundamentals – Microsoft Learn – Learning Path

Microsoft Learn has some fantastic content for Learning all about Accessibility and Inclusiveness, read more about it here. Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog Accessibility Fundamentals – Microsoft Learn – Learning Path I thought I would write a quick blog around the Accessibility Fundamentals Learning Path I have recently completed on the Microsoft Learn Website. The main reason being to do my bit...

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Azure Virtual Network Deployment (Portal vs ARM vs Terraform)
Aug10

Azure Virtual Network Deployment (Portal vs ARM vs Terraform)

As a relative newbie to blogging, I thought Id start off with a relatively straight forward concept of creating a VNET in Azure. From here I thought it would be a good learning exercise for those relatively new to the concepts of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, and how these ARM Templates can be transposed … Continue reading Azure Virtual Network Deployment (Portal vs ARM… Continue Reading jonnychipz’s...

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And there goes another 2 years without a post!
Aug07

And there goes another 2 years without a post!

Where does the time go when you are trying to blog? Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog And there goes another 2 years without a post! Ok John…… what are you doing? So…… Kids, Family, Work, activities, food, TV, social, Keeping skills up to date, Work, activities, travelling, Work, Family, Kids, Work, Kids, Family, TV, Work, Kids……. STOP!!!!! I presume you get it! Blogging...

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4 years passes by so quickly!
Apr03

4 years passes by so quickly!

So just looking back at my old WordPress site! Wow where has the time gone?! I started off with some great intentions and wow how things change in the course of 4 years yet nothing to show on my blog. With that being said it’s time to dust off the old typing skills and start … Continue reading 4 years passes by so quickly! Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article on their blog...

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4 years passes by so quickly! – JonnyChipz on Microsoft Cloud
Apr03
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Powershell – AD Attribute Updates EmployeeID and SIP Domain – Add Proxy Address – JonnyChipz on Microsoft Cloud
Apr10
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Powershell – AD Attribute Updates EmployeeID and SIP Domain – Add Proxy Address
Apr10

Powershell – AD Attribute Updates EmployeeID and SIP Domain – Add Proxy Address

OK so, I have just been approached by a client to assist with bulk AD attribute updates to address a particular issue with Jabber Outlook presence not functioning correctly. I don’t ever really keep my scripts and tend to forget about them, but then I realised that I had a blog I set up a … Continue reading Powershell – AD Attribute Updates EmployeeID and SIP Domain – Add… Continue Reading...

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JonnyChipz – Welcome to the world of blogging!!!
Jan09

JonnyChipz – Welcome to the world of blogging!!!

So…. Blogging….. This is new to me! ok so with my new found blogging site what am I going to share with the world?! Not sure yet, let’s see if I get time! passion….. My passion is my family….. My music….. My IT. i have Facebook to blog about my family,  bit too old to … Continue reading JonnyChipz – Welcome to the world of blogging!!! Continue Reading jonnychipz’s Article...

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JonnyChipz – Welcome to the world of blogging!!! – JonnyChipz on Microsoft Cloud
Jan09
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