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Azure

Creating your first Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template

In this tutorial, learn how to create your first Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template and deploy Azure resources and infrastructure.

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Azure

Using Cloudflare with Azure Blob Storage

If you’re storing files in Azure Storage, you’ll likely soon find that the cost of bandwidth will soon become one of the more expensive items in your Azure bill. By using a content delivery network (CDN), you can improve performance for those accessing your files from around the world, while also reducing the bandwidth costs […]

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Azure Azure Functions

Using Azure Functions with Rider

Previously we’ve written about how to get started with Azure Functions using JetBrains Rider – but that’s now an outdated article, as the Azure plugin now offers seamless integration with the Microsoft Functions tooling. Gone are the days of manually updating project configuration files. What you’ll need In order to follow along, you’ll need to […]

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Azure Azure Functions

Which Azure Functions runtime am I using?

Microsoft currently support two versions of the Azure Functions runtime – version 1 and version 2. This post will look at the main changes between the two versions, and show you how you can check which runtime you’re using. What are the key differences between versions? Version 1 of the runtime was introduced back in […]

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Azure

What’s an Azure Service Principal and Managed Identity?

In this post, we’ll take a brief look at the difference between an Azure service principal and a managed identity (formerly referred to as a Managed Service Identity or MSI). What is a service principal or managed service identity? Lets get the basics out of the way first. In short, a service principal can be […]

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Azure DevOps

Accessing Key Vault secrets in an Azure DevOps pipeline task

In the post, we’ll take a look at one option for accessing Azure Key Vault secrets from within an Azure DevOps release pipeline. Want to secure your Azure DevOps application secrets in Key Vault? Find out how in  our short e-book guide on Amazon Setting up your Azure Key Vault Before you can add the […]

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Azure Azure Functions

How to add Application Insights to an Azure function

Today we’re going to look at how easy it is to add Azure Application Insights (part of Azure Monitor) to an Azure Function. What is Application Insights? In short, Application Insights is a performance and monitoring tool that forms part of the Azure Monitor suite. It allows you to access detailed telemetry on requests made […]

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Azure Azure Functions

Create an Azure Function App using a Mac

In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can quickly create an Azure Function when using a Mac. In particular, we’ll be using the Azure Functions command line tools to create our functions app. Getting started Before you can create a function, you’ll need to install the Azure Function command line tools. But […]

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Azure

What’s the difference between an Azure Service Bus queue and topic?

Starting out with an Azure Service Bus? It can be confusing trying to work out whether you should use a queue or a topic. In this post, we’ll try to break down the difference between the two and which one you should use when. What is a service bus queue or topic? When configuring a […]

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Azure DevOps

How to store Azure DevOps secrets in Azure Key Vault

Often when creating an Azure DevOps continuous integration/deployment pipeline there’s a need to store and use app secrets, such as client keys. While you can store secrets within Azure DevOps variable groups, an alternative approach is to use Azure Key Vault instead. Want to secure your Azure DevOps application secrets in Key Vault? Find out […]