ARM Templates and Cloud Init

It's easy enough to utilize the inline Cloud-Init in your ARM templates to configure your site. But how do you develop and deliver your Cloud Config outside of your ARM templates?

Data DevOps: Deploying SQL Server DACPACs to Docker

In order to truly optimize the workflow and create a culture of DevOps, we need to be able to quickly build and deploy databases. To automate this process, we need to rely on improving our ability to utilize infrastructure as code. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use sqlpackage to automate…

DevOps and Documentation

Good software requires good documentation. And good documentation requires a DevOps process to ensure you always have the latest version...

Handling “Open File – Security Warning”

It seems like a simple enough task. Use an Azure File share to store an executable and use a PowerShell script to execute the application on a new virtual machines. In practice, however, you might find that the executable is quietly failing to run. Running the executable on the server manually, the problem becomes apparent…

DevOps News From Connect(); 2017

The Microsoft Connect(); 2017 online event is nearly over, and so far we’ve heard lots of exciting news from Microsoft about Azure and changes to improve their support for DevOps.  In fact, DevOps has been a big part of the theme this year. So let’s recap some of the announcements that have been made… Azure…