The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

2nd - 9th January 2024

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Welcome

This week, The Cloud Pirate has shared 46 fantastic posts from our list of 119 community content producers. Each post has been shared to our LinkedIn, Mastodon and Bluesky accounts - helping our authors reach a wider audience, and bringing the best of the Cloud Technology community wherever you need it.

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Without further ado, here's this week's haul:


AI-900 Exam Updates - January 2024

By Scott Duffy on 02 January 2024

Yarr! Ahoy there, mateys! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringing ye news from the high seas of Azure and OpenAI. Listen up, for I have tidings of the AI-900 Exam Updates - January 2024, brought to ye by the one and only Scott Duffy. Keep ye wits about ye and make note of these new updates, if ye seek to become a master of AI. So anchor up, and watch this video to stay ahead of the game!


Conditional Access Filters and Templates

By John Savill's Technical Training on 02 January 2024

Ahoy there mateys! Hit The Deck and listen up! The Cloud Pirate is here to introduce ye to a fantastic YouTube video by John Savill's Technical Training. This video will teach ye all about Conditional Access Filters and Templates in Azure. βš”οΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸŒŠ


Grant Graph API Permissions to Managed Identity

By Jeff Brown on 02 January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! Granting Graph API Permissions to Managed Identity is the topic of Jeff Brown's article. It explains how to grant a managed identity the required permissions for accessing Graph API on Azure. The article details the steps involved in setting up Azure AD app registration, configuring the Graph API application permissions, and granting permission to access the Graph API. This helpful article is a guide for those seeking to manage their Azure identities effectively.


2023 Year Review

By Antti K. Koskela on 02 January 2024

Hit The Deck me hearties! Avast ye and listen up, for I, The Cloud Pirate, have a tale to tell ye 'bout the future of technology. Antti K. Koskela be the author of this piece and he's a clever one, mark my words. In his 2023 Year Review, he shares his thoughts on the latest happenings in the world of Azure and OpenAI. He talks of chatbots, artificial intelligence and the ever-increasing use of the cloud. 'Tis clear that technology is moving faster than a gale force wind, and we best be keeping up or we'll be left in the dust!


DP-900 Exam Updates - February 2024

By Scott Duffy on 03 January 2024

Yo Ho Ho! Me mateys, The Cloud Pirate here to share some exciting news about the DP-900 Exam Updates for February 2024, brought to ye all by Scott Duffy himself! βš“πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸŒŠ


Step-by-Step – Microsoft Entra Internet Access

By Charbel Nemnom on 03 January 2024

Walk The Plank! Ahoy mateys, let me tell ye about Microsoft Entra Internet Access, as written by none other than Charbel Nemnom. This guide will take ye step-by-step through the process of settin' up Microsoft Entra Internet Access on yer ship. It requires ye to have Azure AD, a virtual network in Azure, and an Azure Firewall. Once ye have these in place, it's smooth sailin' to set up Entra Internet Access. This can be done through the Azure portal, and involves configuring a few settings. So hoist the sails, and follow Charbel's guide to set up Microsoft Entra Internet Access.


My review of 2023

By Jeroen Burgerhout on 03 January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! The Cloud Pirate here with me summary of Jeroen Burgerhout's article 'My review of 2023'. Burgerhout's report sharing his experience as an Azure solutions architect and his predictions for 2023. He foresees software development will involve automated Artificial Intelligence AI assistance, while platforms using quantum computing will be in full swing. Quantum security and compliance measures will also be more defined. Overall, Burgerhout believes AI and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionize the industry.


Asking Copilot about the DP-600 exam for Microsoft Fabric

By Kevin Chant on 03 January 2024

Hit The Deck, mateys! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about the DP-600 exam for Microsoft Fabric. Me asked Copilot about it and they reckoned that 'twas a fair challenging exam but had a good range of topics. They recommend that ye study Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, and Azure Stream Analytics to prepare for it. They also suggest that ye get hands-on experience and tinker with different scenarios to be fully ready. Mateys, if ye plan to take the DP-600 exam, ye best heed Copilot's advice.


Windows 365 Boot – For shared device work roles

By Andy Jones on 03 January 2024

Avast Ye Scallywag, it be The Cloud Pirate bringin' ye news o' Windows 365 Boot. The article by Andy Jones discusses how to use Microsoft's Windows 365 to implement shared devices in the workplace in a cost-effective way. The article explains the benefits of Windows 365 and how it can be used to create a shared device environment. Jones suggests that the best way to use Windows 365 Boot is by creating a virtual shared device, which can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. The article is informative and provides information on how organizations can use Windows 365 Boot to create a cost-effective, shared device environment in the workplace.


Kubernetes Readiness Probe

By Jack Roper on 03 January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there mateys, this be The Cloud Pirate bringin' ye news of "Kubernetes Readiness Probe" by Jack Roper. The article explains what a Kubernetes readiness probe is and how it can be used to improve the performance of applications running on the Kubernetes platform. Roper also provides examples of common use cases for readiness probes, such as checking databases, caches, and other external dependencies. This article be helpful for those lookin' to optimize their Kubernetes deployments and improve application reliability.


How to authenticate to the GitHub REST API with PowerShell

By Olivier Miossec on 03 January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! Ye scallywags be wonderin' how to authenticate to that GitHub REST API with PowerShell? Well, have no fear, for Olivier Miossec be here with the solution! His article outlines the steps ye need to take, from creating a Personal Access Token on GitHub to using PowerShell to send requests to the REST API. This be an excellent resource for any seafaring developers who be workin' with GitHub and PowerShell.


Running MongoDB on AWS: A Practical Guide

By Charbel Nemnom on 03 January 2024

Avast Ye! Ahoy me mateys, The Cloud Pirate here to give ye a quick summary of Charbel Nemnom's article on Running MongoDB on AWS. The article provides a practical guide on how to deploy MongoDB on AWS using EC2 instances, networking and security considerations, storage options, and more. Nemnom also shares tips on setting up the appropriate monitoring and backup mechanisms to ensure data durability. Overall, the article is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to run MongoDB on AWS.


By Will Velida on 04 January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there! The Cloud Pirate reporting fer duty. I've come across a fine article by Will Velida on Improvin' Azure AI Search results with semantic search. Arrr, this article be talkin' about how Azure AI Search be usin' the power of 'semantic search' to aid in providin' better search results. Instead of only lookin' at keywords, semantic search looks at the meanin' behind the words used in the search. This helps to provide more accurate and relevant results. The article also goes on to talk about how to set up a semantic search in Azure AI Search. Truly enlightenin'!


🦾 Top 5 Azure Bicep tips & tricks to get started πŸš€

By Dan Rios on 04 January 2024

Heave Ho me hearties! Today, The Cloud Pirate recommends ye a fine article by Dan Rios on Azure Bicep. This piece provides tips and tricks on getting started with the Azure Bicep language for deploying infrastructure as code in Microsoft Azure. Ye'll learn the benefits of using Bicep, how to create a Bicep project, how to handle parameters and variables, and how to debug & test Bicep code. Get a head start on yer journey with Azure Bicep! Arrrgh!


A Step-by-Step Guide to Deleting a Repository on GitHub

By Techielass on 04 January 2024

Land Ho me mateys! I be The Cloud Pirate and I've got a treat for ye – a step-by-step guide on how to delete a repository on GitHub, courtesy of Techielass. First, make sure ye be logged into yer GitHub account and navigate to the repository ye wish to delete. Then click on the "Settings" tab and scroll down to the "Danger Zone" section. Click the "Delete this repository" button and confirm yer decision. Finally, enter the name of the repository and click "I understand the consequences, delete this repository." And there ye have it, me hearties – yer repository be gone!


AZ-900 Exam Updates - January 2024

By Scott Duffy on 04 January 2024

Fire in the hole me hearties! Avast ye, The Cloud Pirate here with a message from our mate Scott Duffy. In this here YouTube video, Scott provides updates on the AZ-900 Exam, as of January 2024. Ye'll want to take heed of this important news if ye be lookin' to pursue Azure certification. βš“οΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ’»


Remove the Dev Home app with Intune

By Jeroen Burgerhout on 04 January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringin' ye news of the Intune app. Me hearties, have ye heard of the Dev Home app? Well, if ye have and want to remove it, then Jeroen Burgerhout has a solution fer ye. Ye can use Intune to remove the app from yer device. First, ye need to add the Dev Home app as a Line-of-Business app in Intune. After that, ye can create a PowerShell script and run it on yer device to remove the app. Don't let the Dev Home app be a thorn in yer side any longer!


Complete Azure Stack HCI Install!

By John Savill's Technical Training on 04 January 2024

Heave Ho! Ahoy, me hearties! I be The Cloud Pirate, and I've got a treasure trove of knowledge for ye today! Behold, the Complete Azure Stack HCI Install video by John Savill's Technical Training. This be an excellent tutorial on how to install Azure Stack HCI and get ye cloud system up and running in no time!


Taking a Microsoft Exam from home

By Imran Rashid on 04 January 2024

Hit the deck, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about taking a Microsoft exam from yer own abode! Imran Rashid has written a fine article on cloudbuild.co.uk about how to take a Microsoft exam from yer own home. Ye can take the exam at any time without having to leave yer quarters and can even wear yer jammies if ye like! Rashid gives advice on how to prepare for the exam and the equipment ye need to take it. So hoist the main sail and get studying me mateys!


Azure Blob storage and SAS tokens

By Jon Russell on 04 January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringin' ye some salty tech news! Jon Russell has written about the Azure Blob storage and SAS tokens in his latest post. Azure Blob storage is used fer storin' large amounts o' data in Microsoft Azure, and SAS tokes are used fer access control to these storages. SAS tokens provide granular control over access to blobs, and can be configured with different permissions dependin' on the needs of the user. This allows fer easier and more secure management of stored data. Some possible hashtags include


Episode Twelve - Jon Russell

By OnAirInTheCloud By Keith Atherton, Gregor Suttie and Matt Boyd on 04 January 2024

Hit the deck, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate here with a summary of Episode Twelve of OnAirInTheCloud by Keith Atherton, Gregor Suttie and Matt Boyd, featuring Jon Russell. Russell discusses his career in technology journalism, including his time at TechCrunch and The Next Web. He talks about covering startups in Southeast Asia and China, and shares his thoughts on the future of technology in those regions. Russell also discusses the role of AI in journalism, as well as the importance of diversity in the industry. Hashtags:


AZ-204 Exam Updates - January 2024

By Scott Duffy on 05 January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Set sail with me, The Cloud Pirate, as we explore the latest news on AZ-204 Exam Updates for January 2024, brought to you by the one and only, Scott Duffy! Join us on this epic voyage as we uncover the most relevant information on this latest update. Stay tuned and subscribe to our channel for more exciting news on


The specified service namespace is invalid EventHub

By Luke Murray on 05 January 2024

Hit The Deck, me hearties! It be yer matey, The Cloud Pirate, here to tell ye of the troubles of service namespace invalid EventHub in


Azure Infrastructure Update - 5th of January 2024

By John Savill's Technical Training on 05 January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! Ahoy there, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate is here to bring you an exciting update on Azure Infrastructure from John Savill's Technical Training. Join us as we set sail on a voyage of discovery through the latest updates and improvements to the Azure platform. Keep your eyes peeled for new features and enhancements that will help you build and manage your cloud infrastructure with ease! βš“οΈπŸŒŠπŸ’»


Security role assignment with Power Automate

By Jon Russell on 05 January 2024

Thar She Blows me hearties! Ahoy, it's The Cloud Pirate with some piratical news fer ye! Jon Russell has written an article on Security Role Assignment with Power Automate. This process helps manage security roles for users, and this article discusses how to automate the process with Power Automate. It walks through the process and includes details on how to create and validate a flow to maintain the security roles of an environment. If ye be interested in Power Automate, check out this informative article!


On Air In The Cloud and Microsoft Community Call

By Jon Russell on 05 January 2024

Shiver me timbers! Ahoy, mateys! 'The Cloud Pirate' here with a summary of Jon Russell's article 'On Air In The Cloud and Microsoft Community Call.' The article discusses how Microsoft has been using their cloud platform, Azure, for their recent community call, and how Open AI has been utilizing Azure for hosting their language models. The article emphasizes the impact of cloud computing on remote collaboration, despite the challenges of internet connectivity. β›…πŸ“ΉπŸ’»


Secure your Azure AI resources before it's too late

By Sam Cogan on 05 January 2024

Abandon Ship, me hearties! Ye must secure yer Azure AI resources before it's too late, lest ye suffer the wrath of the hackers! Sam Cogan warns that if ye let yer guard down, ye may expose yer private information and sensitive data. Ye must take necessary precautions to encrypt and control access to yer AI resources. It be best to use Azure Key Vault and Azure Active Directory to prevent unauthorised access and safeguard yer valuable data. So, me hearties, hoist the flag of security, and keep yer Azure AI resources safe!


TrekRanks #174

By Simon Foster on 05 January 2024

Yarr! Ahoy there mateys, 'tis I, The Cloud Pirate here to give ye a summary of Simon Foster's latest entry in the TrekRanks series. In his 174th episode, Simon asks what are the "Top 5 Moral Decisions In


How to add claims from external systems in Entra ID token using the custom claims provider

By Suryendu Bhattacharyya on 05 January 2024

Blimey! Avast ye landlubbers, The Cloud Pirate here! I've found a helpful article by Suryendu Bhattacharyya on adding claims from external systems in Entra ID token. They say that you can use a custom claims provider to add claims from external systems. The article includes step-by-step instructions and code snippets. This can be useful when a user's identity needs to be verified in multiple systems. Suryendu Bhattacharyya has truly helped us pirates navigate these treacherous waters.


Social Opinion API Support for V2 Post Xeet? (Tweet) Now Available

By Jamie Maguire on 06 January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye that Jamie Maguire has shared news of Social Opinion API support for V2 Post Xeet in a recent article. The API allows for analysis of social media sentiment and opinions, and is now available for use with the popular microblogging site, Twitter. This means businesses and individuals can gain valuable insights into the public's perception of their brand or topic. Hashtags for this article could be


Getting started with Ollama with Microsoft's Phi-2

By Jussi Roine on 06 January 2024

Avast Ye! Ahoy there mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to give you a rundown on Jussi Roine's article about "Getting started with Ollama with Microsoft's Phi-2." In a nutshell, Ollama is an open-source software that lets you write natural language queries in plain English and SQL queries against diverse data sources. This is where Phi-2 comes in. It provides you with the necessary hardware to test Ollama's capabilities. Additionally, Jussi's blog post gives a step-by-step guide on how to set up Phi-2 in an Azure environment and how to install Ollama. This is an excellent introduction to Ollama and a must-read for those who are curious about it.


ADHD, Blogging, and Self-Awareness

By Jon Russell on 07 January 2024

Ahoy mateys! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate bringing ye a summary of Jon Russell's article on ADHD, Blogging, and Self-Awareness. In it, Jon discusses how blogging has helped him become more self-aware, particularly in regards to his ADHD. By writing about his experiences and struggles, he has been able to better understand himself and his condition, and even inspire and connect with others who may be going through similar struggles. The article highlights the importance of self-reflection and expression, and how blogging can be a valuable tool in that process.


What You Need to Know About Azure Premium SSD V2 Disks

By Travis Roberts on 07 January 2024

Fire in the hole! Avast ye, mateys, this be The Cloud Pirate with some treasures about Azure Premium SSD V2 Disks. These disks provide higher performance and smaller latencies for infrastructures using VMs, with up to 20,000 IOPS and 900MB/s throughput. They are also ideal for hosting databases and high-performance applications. However, be aware that these disks come at a higher cost compared to standard Azure storage options. Keep in mind that Azure Backup and Site Recovery won’t support these new disk offerings. Arrr!


Describe Azure Directory Services - AZ-900 Certification Course - January 2024 New

By John Savill's Technical Training on 07 January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Avast ye and listen up! The Cloud Pirate is here to tell ye about a new video called "Describe Azure Directory Services - AZ-900 Certification Course - January 2024 New" by John Savill's Technical Training. Arr, if ye want to learn about Azure Directory Services and get certified in AZ-900, then this video be perfect for ye! Don't forget to give credit to John Savill's Technical Training. βš“πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸŒŠ


Describe Azure External Identities - AZ-900 Certification Course - January 2024 New

By John Savill's Technical Training on 07 January 2024

Walk The Plank! Ahoy mateys! Ye be wantin' to learn about Azure External Identities, ye say? Well, look no further than John Savill's Technical Training! This 'ere video be called "Describe Azure External Identities - AZ-900 Certification Course - January 2024 New" and it be sure to make ye an expert on the subject. Don't forget to give credit to John Savill's Technical Training as the author!


Offboarding devices from Intune, Entra ID and Autopilot

By Andy Jones on 07 January 2024

Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy there mateys, it be The Cloud Pirate, and today I have a treasure trove of knowledge fer ye. Me fellow mariner, Andy Jones, has created a YouTube video on Offboarding devices from Intune, Entra ID and Autopilot. He be quite the expert, so always remember to credit him as the author. Make sure to watch the entire video so ye can learn how to manage yer devices effectively. The hashtags ye should use are


How to Report User-Consented Permissions on Applications in Microsoft Entra

By Daniel Bradley on 08 January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there, mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to give ye a brief on reporting user-consented permissions in Microsoft Entra. Authored by Daniel Bradley, the article explains how users can check their previously granted permissions and revoke permissions that are no longer needed. It also provides detailed steps on how to generate reports on the user-consented permissions on applications in Microsoft Entra. So, if ye be in the lookout for a way to manage permissions on yer Microsoft Entra applications, give this article a read!


Reusability with export and import in Azure Bicep

By John Lokerse on 08 January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about reusability with export and import in Azure Bicep by John Lokerse. Azure Bicep can help write Infrastructure as Code for Azure resources, and ye can reuse this code through export and import features. This article explains how to export a module in Azure Bicep to use in another template and also demonstrates how to import an existing module in a new Bicep file. Aye, this be a helpful way to maintain and reuse code in Azure Bicep. βš“οΈπŸŒŠπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ


Edge profile sync not working

By Jeroen Burgerhout on 08 January 2024

Avast Ye! Ahoy there mateys, it seems that the Edge profile sync is not working properly. This issue arises when users cannot sync their profile information between different devices. The problem is related to the use of Azure Active Directory as the authentication provider. Despite efforts to fix the issue, it persists on various devices and systems. This can create problems for users who have set up different preferences, passwords and bookmarks on various devices. A solution to this problem is yet to be found.


Fully Automated App Testing for Intune? Yes please!

By Andy Jones on 08 January 2024

Batten down the hatches, me hearties! Check out this YouTube video on Fully Automated App Testing for Intune by the renowned Andy Jones. Learn about testing and deployment automation techniques. It be a treasure trove of insight and education on


How to Install and Use WinGet During AutoPilot

By Daniel Bradley on 08 January 2024

Ahoy Me Hearties! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate! Let me tell ye 'bout how to install and use WinGet during AutoPilot, as written by Daniel Bradley. 'Tis a fine article on Our Cloud Network, and aye, it be important to credit the author. The article gives ye a step-by-step guide on how to install and use WinGet using Intune. Ye'll learn how to add it to the PSExec command line and even test it through Azure. If ye be interested in Azure, OpenAI or just want to live the life of a cloud pirate, use these hashtags:


How to Install the Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module

By Jeff Brown on 08 January 2024

Thar She Blows! Ahoy there, me hearties! Set sail with me on a journey to learn How to Install the Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module by Jeff Brown. This video is brought to you by the mighty The Cloud Pirate. Don't forget to give credit to Jeff Brown, the author of this tutorial. βš“οΈπŸ§­


YouTube: Creating an Azure Service Health Alert

By James Cook on 08 January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here to tell ye about James Cook's article on creating Azure Service Health Alerts on YouTube. This be a helpful guide to teach ye how to set up alerts on Azure Service Health to keep ye up to date on any issues that may arise. Cook provides a clear step-by-step process that be easy to follow, so ye can get set up in no time. Check out this article if ye be using Azure and want to stay ahead of any problems.


Power Apps Named Formulas

By Craig White on 09 January 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ahoy there mateys, The Cloud Pirate is here to tell ye about Power Apps Named Formulas by Craig White! This article explains how Power Apps allows ye to create named formulas, which be reusable formulas that can be called upon by other formulas within the app. These named formulas can also be used to simplify complicated formulas and reduce the amount of code needed to create the app. With Power Apps Named Formulas, ye can save time, increase efficiency, and create more powerful apps!


Add existing Azure resource to a Deployment Stack

By Luke Murray on 09 January 2024

Avast Ye! Ahoy there, mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye how to add an existing Azure resource to yer Deployment Stack. First, ye need to find yer ARM template and add the existing resource's information to the parameters section. Next, ye need to reference the existing resource within the resource section of the template. Finally, ye can deploy yer stack with the added resource. It be important to make sure both yer new and existing resources have unique names to avoid any errors. That be all for now, me hearties!


Automating Storage Account and Service Principal Creation with Terraform

By Techielass on 09 January 2024

Aye Aye! Ye want to learn about automatin' storage account and service principal creation with Terraform? Techielass has ye covered with her article. In a nutshell, Terraform can be used to automatically create storage accounts and service principals, which simplifies the process for those who may be new to Azure. Service principals allow for secure authentication and authorization to Azure resources. This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up Terraform and automate the creation of these resources. Arrr!


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