Automating Azure App Service Restarts

As the number of resources deployed into our Greenfield Azure tenant continues to rapidly grow, we always strive to be automated as much as possible. One question that kept coming up from developers was the topic of management like restarting app services. Back in the Brownfield days (or as I like to affectionately call it […]

Automating DR using PowerShell and Azure DevOps pipelines

We recently started a project to set up automated deployments of Azure resources using Azure DevOps pipelines. The first service we folded into ADO was an extremely high profile one for the business. It’s used by all the employees and contractors for capturing project capitalization and expense hours by asset and resource. After having successfully […]

Reporting on untagged resources

Update 4/7/2020: To align with best practices, I’m looking into the possibility of adding support for grabbing secret information from an Azure KeyVault as opposed to having it stored directly in the script. Welcome to my first Azure post!  Within a few weeks at the new job, I was asked by management if it was […]

Starting a new journey

After having spent the last 15 years focused on Windows Server Active Directory and all the supporting technologies, I’m happy to say I started my DevOps journey in August of 2019.  Within the last 6 months I’ve learned quite a bit working with developers, and the interaction with fellow teammates has been stellar.  Without them […]

Iron Maiden live!

Okay, so I’m a little late in posting this entry where Iron Maiden played at the Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavillion back on June 11th, 2010.  I missed them the last time they visited our fair city when they were on the "Somewhere back in time" 2008 world tour.  (And yes I’m still kicking myself for that […]

Back from TechEd 2010

I just returned home from TechEd last Friday and looking back on things I have to say that the overall experience was wonderful.  It’s kind of hard to try and explain it to someone who has never been before, but simply stated it’s an opportunity where you get to listen to industry experts (i.e. Mark Minasi, Mark Russonovich to […]

TechEd 2010 flight

Only 24 hours to go when I board the plane to make the annual trip for TechEd.  This is not a vacation for me at all and I’m going with the intent to work and learn as much as I can to augment my knowledge.  With that said, I’ve signed up for as many technical sessions […]

Headed to TechEd 2010

I’m going to TechED this year, so needless to say I’m extremely chuffed at the moment!  I went back in 2008 (my first one ever!) and that was a great time to be there  IMHO.  The focus at that time was on Windows Server 2008, failover clustering, Hyper-V and group policy preferences.  With that said, I […]