The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

20th - 27th November 2023

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Welcome

Ahoy, mateys! Welcome to the first edition of 'The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul', the newsletter that brings ye all the booty from the high seas of the cloud community. Every week, I'll be sharin' with ye the best posts, tips, tricks, and news that I've plundered from the web. Whether ye be a seasoned sailor or a landlubber, ye'll find somethin' here to tickle yer fancy. So hoist the Jolly Roger, grab a grog, and let's get started! 🏴‍☠️🍻

This week, The Cloud Pirate has shared 35 fantastic posts from our list of 117 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.

If you'd like to be added to our list of community content producers, please fill in this form, create a PR against our repo, or contact us here.

For updates in addition to our fantastic community members, such as updates from Azure, Microsoft Security, Microsoft Learn and more, please checkout AzureFeeds by Luke Murray. The AzureFeeds weekly newsletters can be found here.

Credit to Tomasz Hamerla for the Cloud Pirate's Mastodon and Bluesky integrations.

Please note that post summaries are created by AI, and may not be 100% accurate.

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


Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) EX-200 - Folge 6 - Die Hilfe in Linux

By Tom Wechsler on 20th November 2023

Blimey! Welcome aboard, mateys! Ye be about to set sail on an adventure to become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator with Tom Wechsler as your guide. In this episode, he be teachin' ye all about the helpful commands ye can use in Linux when ye be lost at sea. So, hoist the anchor and let's set sail! ⚓🏴‍☠️


How to Generate M365 Usage Reports with Microsoft Graph PowerShell

By Daniel Bradley on 20th November 2023

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! 'The Cloud Pirate' reporting for duty with a summary of Daniel Bradley's article on generating M365 usage reports using Microsoft Graph PowerShell. By accessing Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell, users can gather data on M365 activities like email, Teams, and OneDrive usage. The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to generate usage reports, including installing the required PowerShell modules and configuring the API permissions. The data can be exported to a CSV file for further analysis. Useful for IT administrators looking to monitor and optimize M365 usage.


Mastering Remote Desktop Services on AWS | Expert Guide

By Charbel Nemnom on 20th November 2023

Hit the deck me hearties! Avast ye, I be The Cloud Pirate, and I've got a treasure of knowledge for ye. Charbel Nemnom be the author of this here article on Mastering Remote Desktop Services on AWS. In it, he be giving a guide on how to set up and optimise remote desktop services on Amazon Web Services. He covers important topics such as domain setup, firewall configurations, and licensing requirements. This guide be helpful for those who be wanting to move their desktops to the cloud. So hoist the main sail and set a course for success!


Using the Well-Architected Framework

By John Savill's Technical Training on 20th November 2023

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ahoy maties! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate here to introduce ye to a fine YouTube video called Using the Well-Architected Framework by John Savill's Technical Training. Make sure to give credit where it's due and remember, it's John Savill's Technical Training that be the author! This video be full of useful information on how to properly structure and optimize yer cloud infrastructure using the Well-Architected Framework. Don't forget to use these hashtags:


Dual-Stack Networking in Azure CNI Overlay for AKS: Step-by-Step Guide

By Richard Hooper on 20th November 2023

Avast Ye Scallywag! The Cloud Pirate here with a summary of Richard Hooper's "Dual-Stack Networking in Azure CNI Overlay for AKS: Step-by-Step Guide." This article gives a comprehensive guide on how to set up dual-stack networking in Azure Container Networking Interface CNI overlay for Azure Kubernetes Service AKS. With this tutorial, users can learn how to deploy dual-stack clusters that can run IPv4 and IPv6 addresses simultaneously. The guide also teaches how to deploy the necessary resources using Terraform.


Azure World Newsletter – Issue 4.23

By Scott Duffy on 20th November 2023

Thar She Blows, mateys! It's me, The Cloud Pirate with a summary o' Azure World Newsletter - Issue 4.23 by Scott Duffy. In it, he talks about the exciting new features in Azure including the new ultra-performance tier for Azure SQL Database, Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes, and Azure OpenAI. He also covers the latest updates to Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Cosmos DB. With these updates, Azure continues to remain at the forefront of cloud computing technology. Ahoy! 🏴‍☠️⚓️🌩️


Apple macOS Quick Tip: Arbeiten mit zusätzlichen Finder Fenster

By Tom Wechsler on 21st November 2023

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there me hearties! It's time for a Quick Tip on Apple macOS by the one and only Tom Wechsler! In this video, he be showing us how to work with additional Finder windows. Don't be a landlubber and miss out on this!


Patch Multiple Rows In Power Apps Like A Jedi!

By Craig White on 21st November 2023

Hit The Deck, ye scallywags! The Cloud Pirate be bringin' ye news of patchin' multiple rows in Power Apps. Craig White shows how to be takin' control like a Jedi and doin' it with ease. The "ForAll" function be the key, allowin' ye to loop through a table and patch each row with data as ye desire. Addition'ly, ye can be usin' variables to change up the data that gets patched. Avast ye, ye can now be patchin' like a pro with multiple rows at once!


How to restore an old version of a Trello card?

By Antti K. Koskela on 21st November 2023

Land Ho! Ahoy there, mateys! The Cloud Pirate be here to tell ye how to restore an old version of a Trello card. Arrr! If ye ever be needin' to go back to an earlier version of a Trello card, it be possible by using the card's Activity log. Simply find the card, click on "Show menu" and then "More" and finally "Activity." From there, ye can find the earlier version of the card ye be wanting to restore and click "Restore" to make it the current version. Fair winds and following seas, me hearties! ⚓️🏴‍☠️🛳️


Deploy an Azure Dashboard using Terraform

By Techielass on 21st November 2023

Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy mates, The Cloud Pirate be here to tell ye about Techielass' guide on Deployin' an Azure Dashboard using Terraform. This article teaches ye how to create yer very own customised dashboard in Azure, which can be used to monitor and visualise important information from multiple resources. Using Terraform, a tool for building and managing infrastructure, Techielass guides ye through the process of deploying the dashboard using code. So weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen and set sail on yer Azure journey!


Azure Hybrid, Edge, Adaptive Cloud News from Microsoft Ignite

By Thomas Maurer on 21st November 2023

Abandon Ship me hearties! The Cloud Pirate is here with some news from Thomas Maurer's article on Azure Hybrid, Edge, Adaptive Cloud at Microsoft Ignite. 🏴‍☠️ Microsoft has announced new updates to Azure Arc, Azure Stack, and Azure Stack HCI, making it easier for businesses to control their IT infrastructure. 🚀 They have also introduced Azure Percept, a platform that uses hardware and AI services to help customers build and operate AI-powered solutions at the edge. ⚡️ Lastly, Microsoft launched OpenAI's GPT-3 model on Azure, giving developers access to powerful AI capabilities.


Azure Image Builder Image Build with Bicep and Azure DevOps

By Luke Murray on 21st November 2023

Land Ho, me hearties! Gather 'round and listen to The Cloud Pirate tell ye about the Azure Image Builder Image Build Pipeline with Bicep and Azure DevOps, as writ by Luke Murray. Arr! This article gives a step-by-step guide for setting up a pipeline in Azure DevOps using Bicep, which allows for more efficient and streamlined image building with Azure Image Builder. The Cloud Pirate suggests using


Microsoft Azure (Cloud) Solutions Architect - Folge 2 - M365-Gruppe ist nicht gleich M365-Gruppe

By Tom Wechsler on 22nd November 2023

Walk The Plank! Ahoy me hearties! Today we be sharin' a video on Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect by the great Tom Wechsler. This video be called "M365-Gruppe ist nicht gleich M365-Gruppe". Make sure ye give credit to the talented Tom Wechsler! Arrr!

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Architecture Modernization Book Review

By Keith Atherton on 22nd November 2023

Blimey! Ye Cloud Pirate here with a review o' the Architecture Modernization Book by Keith Atherton. This book be a timely guide to modernising architectures and avoidin' technical debt, with plenty o' practical insights and examples on offer. Atherton lays out a five-step plan that includes assessin' the current architecture, decidin' on the target state, plannin' the transition, implementin' the changes, and then monitorin' and improv'in'. The book also provides a useful summary of modernization patterns, such as lift-and-shift or platformization. All in all, a valuable read for anyone lookin' to bring their architecture into the modern age.


Dark mode Power Fx formula bar in Power Apps

By Charles Sexton on 22nd November 2023

Hit The Deck, me hearty! The Cloud Pirate has spied the Dark Mode Power Fx Formula Bar in Power Apps, brought to us by the savvy Charles Sexton. This new feature allows developers to use Dark Mode in Power FX formula bar, making it easier on the eyes and reducing strain during long coding sessions. The new mode is available in the July 2021 release of Power Apps. The Cloud Pirate recommends using this handy tool to keep your code shipshape and your eyes bright.


Alternative of Dataverse Legacy Connector

By Dhruvin Shah on 22nd November 2023

Abandon Ship! Ahoy there, me hearties! Join me, The Cloud Pirate, in this video created by the talented Dhruvin Shah, where he introduces the alternative of Dataverse Legacy Connector. This be a treasure trove of information, ye won't want to miss. ⚓️💻


RAG, semantic search, embedding, vector... Find out what the terms used with Generative AI mean!

By John Savill's Technical Training on 22nd November 2023

Ahoy Landlubber! Are ye ready to learn about RAG, semantic search, embedding, vector and Generative AI? Then set sail with John Savill's Technical Training on YouTube! He'll teach ye what these terms mean in the world of AI. Don't forget to add these hashtags at the end:


Azure Bicep Cheat Sheet

By John Lokerse on 22nd November 2023

Fire in the hole, ye scurvy dogs! Avast ye, me hearties, The Cloud Pirate be bringin' ye a cheat sheet for Azure Bicep by the one and only John Lokerse. This here article be givin' ye crucial information on how to write infrastructure as code using Azure Bicep, includin' important tips and tricks. It be a great resource for all ye landlubbers who want to learn how to use this technology to its utmost potential. Read it and ye be settin' sail on the path to success!


Episode Nine - Peter Rising

By OnAirInTheCloud By Keith Atherton, Gregor Suttie and Matt Boyd on 22nd November 2023

Yarr! Ahoy there mateys, it's The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about Episode Nine of OnAirInTheCloud by Keith Atherton, Gregor Suttie and Matt Boyd. This episode features Peter Rising, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, who talks about the importance of security and compliance within Azure. He also discusses the benefits of OpenAI and how it can help revolutionise industries such as healthcare. So if ye want to learn more about Azure, compliance and OpenAI, give Episode Nine a listen!


Reviewing 10 years of work

By Camilo Terevinto on 22nd November 2023

Ahoy Landlubber! The Cloud Pirate here to share a summary of Camilo Terevinto's 10-year work review. The article talks about his journey of learning, exploring and building in the technology world. From working as a web developer to becoming an AI developer, Camilo has shown his expertise in various domains. The article also highlights some of his notable projects, including OpenAI's GPT-3 Playground and Azure's Text Analytics for Health. Overall, it's a great read showcasing the amazing work done by Camilo Terevinto over a decade.


Introduction to analyzing text with Azure AI Language Service and C#

By Will Velida on 22nd November 2023

Blimey! Ahoy me mateys, it be The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about analyzing text with Azure AI Language Service and C


Two New Power Apps Feature

By Dhruvin Shah on 23rd November 2023

Blimey! Ahoy there, mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to introduce ye to a video about Two New Power Apps Feature by the talented Dhruvin Shah. Ye must give him the proper credit, ya hear? Check out this video to learn about the exciting new features in Power Apps and stay ahead in the game!


Ignite 2023 In-Person Review

By Azure Greg on 23rd November 2023

Walk The Plank me mateys! This 'ere be me review o' Ignite 2023 In-Person by Azure Greg. 'Tis a fine read, full o' juicy tidbits about all the latest an' greatest developments in tech. Thar be talk o' OpenAI an' how they're pushin' th' boundaries o' AI even further. Plus, Azure Greg gives us a glimpse into th' future, showin' us what th' tech world will be like in 2023 - an' let me tell ye, it be a sight to behold. So hoist th' sails an' set a course fer this article, ye won't be disappoint'd!


Building an Apple 1 Computer - Part 4

By Scott Hanselman on 24th November 2023

Hit The Deck me hearties! This be The Cloud Pirate tellin' ye about Building an Apple 1 Computer - Part 4 by Scott Hanselman! Get ready to set sail on a voyage through the land of retro technology. Scott Hanselman be the captain of this vessel, guiding ye through the process of building an Apple 1 computer. It be a fantastic adventure that any tech enthusiast would enjoy!


Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK - Den Microsoft Graph mit dem Graph Explorer besser kennen lernen

By Tom Wechsler on 24th November 2023

Avast Ye, me hearties! Welcome to The Cloud Pirate's corner of the internet, where we explore all things cloud and computing. Today, we be settin' sail with the lad Tom Wechsler, who be showin' us all about the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK and how to get to know the Graph Explorer better! Make sure to give Tom Wechsler a follow and a hearty thank ye for his work on this video.


The Wonderful Story of APV2 Device Preparation

By Rudy Ooms on 24th November 2023

Fire in the hole, me hearties! Let me regale ye with the tale of the wondrous APV2 Device Preparation. Written by Rudy Ooms, this article tells ye about the creation of a device that can seamlessly integrate with Azure IoT Device Management. They used OpenAI language models to aid in their preparation, making the process faster and more efficient. To top it off, the Cloud Pirate recommends following the author for more informative reads. Avast, me hearties!


How do I get started with Microsoft Azure?

By Imran Rashid on 24th November 2023

Ahoy Landlubber! Avast ye, it be me, The Cloud Pirate, here to give ye a summary of the article 'How do I get started with Microsoft Azure?' by Imran Rashid. To begin with, Azure provides a vast range of services and solutions for businesses of all sizes. One way to get started with Azure is to try out Azure's official tutorials on the website, which will help ye understand the basics. Another way is to use Azure's free account for 12 months, which includes 200$ free credit to use on any service. To use Azure, ye will need to choose a region, select a suitable service, and understand the pricing plan before deciding which one to use.


Azure Infrastructure Update - 24th November 2023

By John Savill's Technical Training on 24th November 2023

Ahoy Me Hearties! Check out the Azure Infrastructure Update - 24th November 2023 by John Savill's Technical Training to stay up to date on all things Azure.


Quickly generate APIs for your database

By Frank Boucher on 24th November 2023

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate is here to share with ye a YouTube video on how to Quickly generate APIs for yer database by the one and only Frank Boucher. Arrr, make sure to give him credit! Ye can learn how to easily create APIs for yer database using Azure and OpenAI technologies. So, hoist the sails and check out this video, me mateys!


Creating Custom Github Actions for the new Entra Inbound Provisioning API for automatic user provisioning

By Suryendu Bhattacharyya on 25th November 2023

Heave Ho, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate is here to tell ye about creating custom Github Actions for the new Entra Inbound Provisioning API for automatic user provisioning. Written by Suryendu Bhattacharyya, this article explains how to create a Github action using Node.js that integrates with the Entra Inbound API for user provisioning. The action creates and manages users, organizations, and teams using Github repositories. This is a great solution for automating user provisioning in Github.


Rename SharePoint Document Set using Power Automate

By Dhruvin Shah on 26th November 2023

Avast Ye! Ahoy, mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to introduce an excellent YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah. This video will teach ye how to Rename SharePoint Document Set using Power Automate! It be a great tutorial for all ye landlubbers out there who be using SharePoint. Don't forget to credit Dhruvin Shah for his hard work! ⚓️🏴‍☠️💻


Can a PIN be safer than a Password?

By Travis Roberts on 26th November 2023

Heave Ho, me hearties! Gather round and hear me tale of PINs and passwords. Travis Roberts asks whether a PIN could be safer than a password and the answer could be surprising. A PIN is shorter, easier to remember, and limits the number of attempts compared to a password. However, a PIN also requires physical possession of the device and is susceptible to shoulder surfing. Passwords, on the other hand, are longer and stronger but often reused and easier to crack. Ultimately, both have their strengths and weaknesses and it's best to use a combination of both.


Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) EX-200 - Folge 7 - Shell Shortcuts

By Tom Wechsler on 27th November 2023

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy, me hearties! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate here to introduce ye to an informative video by Tom Wechsler. This video, titled "Red Hat Certified System Administrator RHCSA EX-200 - Folge 7 - Shell Shortcuts," will teach ye various shortcuts for shells. Make sure to give credit where credit is due, mateys, Tom Wechsler be the author of this video. Arrr, don't forget to use these hashtags for yer search:


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