Posts Tagged “Azure”

I went to the planetarium recently with my daughter’s grade 4 class. Knowing I was an amateur astronomer the teacher put me on the spot before we went in and asked me if I wanted to say something to the class. ... [Read More]
Drones and AI are changing our world. ... [Read More]
I have put a new slide deck together as an overview of containers. ... [Read More]
It is a great time to be a technologist. I am spending lots of my time at the moment thinking about drones, AI & IOT, about where these technologies intersect, and where they can help people. ... [Read More]
I recently ran a hands-on workshop about how to build Azure Pipelines for ‘build’ and ‘release’. ... [Read More]
Understanding the Enterprise Bot Template ... [Read More]
Enterprise Bot Workshop Agenda (draft) ... [Read More]
I've moved my blog to be markdown based
A New Blog - Jekyll + GitHub + Azure DevOps ... [Read More]
Bots are the new UI frontier. Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa started the trend, but no-UI is the future of UI. Users are going to expect to be able to have conversations with companies and organisations in the client that they have on hand. Don’t believe me? Gartner predicts that by 2020 30% of HTTP requests will be via bots. ... [Read More]
Continuously deploying from GitHub to Azure should be easy. In this video I discuss 2 issues I found when deploying an API using ASP.Net 5 ... [Read More]
If you are working with Azure, you need to check out the Azure PowerShell Cmdlets. powerful + simple = AWESOME ! Here are a few very simple samples that I use to manage my Azure VMs. (There are Cmdlets to cover all of the Azure features and I’ll cover managing Cloud Services in a separate post.) Figure: “Get-AzureVM“. It lets you easily see what VMs you currently have provisioned (i.e. Are being charged for).   Figure: The Stop command let’s you de-provision a VM so you aren’t charged for it while you aren’t using it. I schedule this to run on each of my dev VMs.        No more $200 Azure bills for me because I forgot to shut down my large instance !   Figure: Of course you can start your VMs as well.   In case you weren’t sold… here is a list of a few of my other favourites. Add-AzureWebRole Restart-AzureVM Add-AzureWorkerRole Restart-AzureWebsite Get-AzureRole (List your roles) Set-AzureDeployment Get-AzureService (List cloud services) Set-AzureRole (Sets the # of instances) Get-AzureStorageBlob Set-AzureService Get-AzureVM (Get VM info) Show-AzurePortal Get-AzureWebsite Show-AzureWebsite Get-AzureWebsiteDeployment Start-AzureVM Get-AzureWebsiteLocation Start-AzureWebsite Move-AzureDeployment (staging->prod!) Stop-AzureVM New-AzureVM Stop-AzureWebsite New-AzureWebsite     For more info: Check out MSDN ... [Read More]
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Microsoft has released the ability to easily create a Virtual Machine hosted on Azure ... [Read More]