Flow in Office 365 Vs. Logic Apps in Azure

Microsoft Flow
Azure Logic Apps

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”

Purge Azure CDN with Event Grid and Azure Automation

Azure Automation
Event Grid

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”

Web Services in Azure

Azure Web Services

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”

Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data

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”

Azure Global Boot Camp 2019

Azure Global Boot Camp

This year I was fortunate enough to present at the 2019 Global Azure Boot Camp in Nashville, TN.  How I ended up there is a bit of a story.  I have relatives in the area and reached out to the Nashville Azure User Group organizer, William Zack, early in the year to see if there was an opportunity to present.  I figured it could be a family trip as well.  We settled on April but as the date grew closer it was determined that there would be no UG that month.  Instead, I was asked to present at the Boot Camp that month. 

Continue reading “Azure Global Boot Camp 2019”