In this video I go over Azure Storage Accounts. What they are and how to deploy and access one. I start by reviewing the characteristics such as access tiers and different blob types. I then walk through setting one up, create a SAS token for access and use storage explore to upload a blob file.Continue reading “Azure 101 – Azure Storage Accounts”
Microsoft Flow in Office 365 and Logic Apps in Azure are both options for graphically driven process automation. With a graphical interface and a flowchart-like design, Microsoft Flow and Logic Apps make automation about as simple as it can get. These two applications are similar but different in some important ways. This article goes over the difference between the two to help understand the best situation to deploy each.Continue reading “Flow in Office 365 Vs. Logic Apps in Azure”
Version 10 of AZCopy.exe can now delete files at the destination to keep it in complete sync with the source. This video shows how to use the delete-destination option to sync a local file structure to an Azure Storage Account. Used with Soft Delete on Azure Storage, this provides an interesting alternative to traditional backup solutions.
Link to AZCopy V10
In this post, I demonstrate how to automatically purge content from an Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) using Event Grid and Azure Automation. I am writing this post with two audiences in mind. First, if you have a CDN and need to purge old content every time content is updated or removed from a source, this post will show you how. However, if you don’t have a CDN but are interested in understanding how to configured Event Grid to trigger automation jobs in an Azure, this post is also for you.Continue reading “Purge Azure CDN with Event Grid and Azure Automation”
A Content Delivery Network, or CDN, is a globally distributed network for delivering, well, content. Content can include images, videos, CSS and any other asset used for providing web services. The advantages to a CDN include: caching data closer to the users to increase web site performance, improving reliability by leveraging a global caching network and reducing bandwidth by shifting traffic to the CDN.Continue reading “How to configure an Azure CDN”
I wrote this based on a presentation I gave that reviewed the many ways to host web sites and services in Azure. This is not all-inclusive by any means, there are a lot of ways to host web sites in Azure. It does cover a few of the most common ways to host web sites along with a description. Who knows, maybe this will help someone studying for the AZ-300 or AZ-301 exam?Continue reading “Web Services in Azure”
In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information. I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode. This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community. Links to relevant information below.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data”