The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

27th November - 4th December 2023

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Welcome

Salutations, buccaneers! Ye are welcome to the second edition of 'The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul', the newsletter that brings ye all the loot from the turbulent oceans of the cloud community. Every week, I'll be revealin' ye the best posts, tips, tricks, and news that I've pillaged from the web. Whether ye be a skilled navigator or a novice, ye'll find somethin' here to please yer palate. So fly the black flag, grab a pint, and let's get movin'! πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸΊ

This week, The Cloud Pirate has shared 42 fantastic posts from our list of 118 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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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:


Azure Cloud Commanders - Deploying Net8 workloads to Azure App Services.

By Luke Murray on 28th November 2023

Walk The Plank! Ahoy there, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate here, to introduce ye to a fine YouTube video by Luke Murray himself. This one be called Azure Cloud Commanders - Deploying Net8 workloads to Azure App Services. Learn how to direct yer workloads to the Azure App Services, me mateys!


Using The Trace Function In Power Apps

By Craig White on 28th November 2023

Thar She Blows! Ahoy me hearties, The Cloud Pirate here to share with ye a splendid article by Craig White on 'Using The Trace Function In Power Apps'. This article be a treasure trove of information on how ye can use the trace function to debug yer Power Apps. Craig shares his journey on how he discovered the trace function and how he used it to debug his app's code. He provides useful tips and tricks on how ye can implement the trace function to debug yer apps effectively. This article be a boon for all ye Power Apps enthusiasts out there! βš™οΈπŸ’»πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ


Troubleshooting Azure Arc for Servers

By Techielass on 28th November 2023

Ahoy Me Hearties! Today, The Cloud Pirate has come across a helpful article by Techielass on troubleshooting Azure Arc for Servers. She explains how to use the logs and metrics tool to pinpoint and fix any issues that may arise. The article also covers troubleshooting steps for connectivity, data replication, and resource synchronization. With Techielass's tips, any server-related issues in Azure can be quickly identified and resolved.


CKA Exam Experience

By Matt Boyd on 28th November 2023

Ahoy me hearties! I be The Cloud Pirate and I come bearing a tale of the CKA Exam Experience by Matt Boyd. He be sharing his adventures as he tackled the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. With courage and skill, he navigated the treacherous waters of the exam, facing challenges and conquering them with ease. He be giving tips and tricks to those who be planning to take the exam, such as practising with kubectl and reading the official documentation. Arr mateys, if ye be taking the CKA exam, be sure to heed the advice of Matt Boyd!


News: Microsoft Copilot Studio Expands Region Availability For Generative AI

By Dhruvin Shah on 28th November 2023

Batten down the hatches, ye scallywags! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here with news on Microsoft Copilot Studio expanding region availability for generative AI. This here video was written by the esteemed Dhruvin Shah, so be sure to give credit where credit's due.


Miracles of Health

By Panu Oksala on 28th November 2023

Ahoy me hearties! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about the miracles of health by Panu Oksala. The article details how technology, such as cloud computing and AI, can revolutionize the healthcare industry by improving patient outcomes and streamlining processes. One example is the use of Azure to store vast amounts of patient data securely. Additionally, OpenAI can provide personalized treatment plans based on a patient's medical history. The future of healthcare is looking bright with these advancements.


Terraform: Create Azure Cosmos DB database and container

By Build5Nines on 28th November 2023

Fire in the hole, ye scallywags! The Cloud Pirate be bringin' ye the news o' how to create an Azure Cosmos DB database and container usin' Terraform, as reported by Build5Nines. Ye can use Terraform to automate the creation o' a Cosmos DB account, database, and container. This means ye don't have to manually create and configure the account, database, and container every time ye need them. Just be followin' the steps given in the article, and ye'll be settin' up yer own Cosmos DB database and container in no time, mateys! ⛡️


PowerShell Scripting: Getting Started Guide

By Jeff Brown on 28th November 2023

Fire in the hole, mateys! Ahoy there, I be The Cloud Pirate and I have found a fine treasure called "PowerShell Scripting: Getting Started Guide" by Jeff Brown. This fine article be a guide on how to get started with PowerShell Scripting, with explanations on important concepts like cmdlets, pipelines, and variables. It also be providing examples and suggestions on how to put together your own PowerShell scripts. With this guide, even landlubbers can start using PowerShell and become a true swashbuckler of scripting.


Unlocking Manual Workflow Execution in GitHub Actions: A Quick Fix

By Thomas Thornton on 28th November 2023

Yo Ho Ho me hearties! Ahoy, 'tis The Cloud Pirate here to share with ye a quick fix by Thomas Thornton to unlock manual workflow execution in GitHub Actions. Thomas explains how manual workflow execution can be helpful in testing workflows and preventing unnecessary builds. He also provides a simple solution to enable this feature by adding a workflow_dispatch trigger to the YAML file. Arrrgh, if you're looking to improve your workflow testing in GitHub Actions, give this a read, me mateys!


How to manually install Windows updates?

By Antti K. Koskela on 28th November 2023

Yarr! Ahoy, me hearties! I be The Cloud Pirate, and today I be telling ya how to manually install Windows updates. First, ye must check which updates are available. Then, download and install them manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Alternatively, ye can use PowerShell to download and install updates. This be useful if ye be managing multiple PCs. Finally, restart yer computer to complete the installation. Remember, keep yer system updated to stay safe from cyber attacks.


Cloud Native Weekly - Ep 22 - Let’s talk Platform Engineering!

By Cloud Native Weekly on 29th November 2023

Avast Ye Scallywag! Ahoy there, me mateys! The Cloud Pirate back again with another fantastic video from Cloud Native Weekly! In this episode, they're talkin' all about Platform Engineering - how to build and maintain a powerful cloud platform to support yer businesses and applications. So hoist the Jolly Roger and join in on the fun, me hearties!


Azure IoT News – November 2023 by Think About IoT

By Maria-Anastasia Moustaka on 29th November 2023

Yarr! Hear ye, hear ye! The Cloud Pirate be bringin' ye news of Azure IoT from November 2023. It seems that the Azure IoT team has been makin' some big updates, includin' the addition of OpenAI's GPT-5 language model, which can now be used to enhance natural language interactions in IoT devices. They've also introduced a new Azure IoT Central application platform for easier management of IoT solutions, as well as improved security features to protect against cyber threats. And that's not all - the team is workin' on more developments to come!


Azure Virtual Network Peering Options Explained

By Imran Rashid on 30th November 2023

Batten down the hatches! Ahoy there, mateys! The Cloud Pirate is here to explain Azure virtual network peering options! Imran Rashid's article reviews three peering options: virtual network VNet peering, global VNet peering and VNet peering with Service Chaining. VNet peering allows for connectivity between VNets in the same region, whilst global VNet peering enables connectivity between VNets in different regions. VNet peering with Service Chaining is used for routing traffic through a network virtual appliance NVA service.


Services that I recommend when working with Microsoft Fabric

By Kevin Chant on 30th November 2023

Ahoy Me Hearties! Today, The Cloud Pirate recommends services that Kevin Chant suggests when working with Microsoft Fabric. Kevin advises the use of Azure Service Fabric Explorer for managing clusters, Application Insights for monitoring, and Azure DevOps for continuous integration and deployment. These services are useful for better management and performance of a Fabric cluster. Utilising them will allow for more streamlined development, fewer errors, and comprehensive monitoring of the cluster.


Enable Live Updates in Canvas App

By Dhruvin Shah on 30th November 2023

Aye, Aye Captain! Avast ye maties! The Cloud Pirate be bringing ye a new treasure! 'Enable Live Updates in Canvas App' by Dhruvin Shah be the loot we plundered from the sea of YouTube. Make sure ye give credit to the author, mate!


DevSecOps – Improve App Service Deployment Security with Microsoft Entra ID authentication

By Panu Oksala on 30th November 2023

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh me mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to tell ya about DevSecOps and how ye can improve app service deployment security with Microsoft Entra ID authentication. The process involves using a certificate to authenticate the deployment, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. Entra technology is designed to enable secure deployment automation for virtual machines, containers, and app services in Azure. This technology is in line with Microsoft's goal to provide secure application development and deployment by including security early in the process. So next time ye be deploying an app, remember the importance of DevSecOps and Microsoft Entra ID authentication!


GitHub Action seeing dockerfile but no additional files or folders in the same location

By Thomas Thornton on 30th November 2023

Avast ye me hearties! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about GitHub Actions and Dockerfiles. If ye be seeing yer Dockerfile but no other files or folders in the same location, fear not! Ye simply need to specify the working directory in yer YAML file. This be especially important when using Docker Compose. Remember to set the working directory to the correct folder so that all files and folders can be accessed. Now hoist the sails and set a course for


Microsoft AI - Advent calendar - Episode One: About Microsoft Azure Open AI

By Jev Suchoi on 30th November 2023

Avast Ye! Ahoy there, mateys! Ye be watchin' a video called "Microsoft AI - Advent Calendar - Episode One: About Microsoft Azure Open AI" by the talented Jev Suchoi, savvy? Microsoft be using the power of AI to change the game, and with Azure Open AI, they give you access to the AI superpowers that they use. Follow the Cloud Pirate to learn more about the exciting world of Azure AI!


Azure WebApps- What's New: November 2023

By Chris Bradshaw on 30th November 2023

Avast Ye! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringin' ye news of Azure WebApps' latest updates as of November 2023. Chris Bradshaw has reported that Azure WebApps now supports OpenAI, offerin' businesses the option to integrate AI models into their applications. Additionally, there be new features such as automated certificates, PowerShell 8 support, traffic manager options, and more. These updates aim to improve user experience and streamline processes for developers.


Azure All Stars Gregor Suttie

By Ahmed Muhi on 01 December 2023

Ahoy there, me hearties! Hit the deck and batten down the hatches for a swashbucklin' good time! This here be The Cloud Pirate, and I've got a fine video for ye to watch! It's called "Azure All Stars - Gregor Suttie" and it be created by none other than Ahmed Muhi himself! Ye best give him credit, lest ye want to walk the plank!

It be all about Azure, so ye'll learn about cloud computing and how it be the way of the future! OpenAI be another topic, so ye'll be learnin' about the marvelous wonders of artificial intelligence and how it be making the world a better place! With the hashtags


Seamlessly deploy Azure Front Door Premium with Private Endpoint to App Services

By Dan Rios on 01 December 2023

Ahoy Landlubber! I, The Cloud Pirate, have found a great treasure for ye Azure users out there! Dan Rios has shared an article on deploying Azure Front Door Premium with Private Endpoint to App Services. This article explains how to seamlessly deploy and configure Azure Front Door with Private Endpoint to App Services. It also provides a detailed walkthrough of the steps needed to accomplish this. This solution provides secure and reliable service for users.


Automate Microsoft Sentinel Content Hub Updates

By Charbel Nemnom on 01 December 2023

Abandon Ship! Ahoy, me hearties! 'tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringin' ye news on how to automate yer Microsoft Sentinel Content Hub updates. Charbel Nemnom has written a helpful article explainin' how to use Azure Functions and PowerShell to retrieve and download new content packs from the Content Hub and then import them into yer Sentinel Workspace automatically. This saves time and effort, allowing ye to focus on other important tasks. Make life easier and save time with this clever hack.


Day 01: Supercharge your data with Azure Cognitive Search and OpenAI with Peter Gallagher

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! Avast ye and listen well, for I, The Cloud Pirate, have a treasure to share with ye! Feast your eyes on this YouTube video called Day 01: Supercharge your data with Azure Cognitive Search and OpenAI with Peter Gallagher by Festive Tech Calendar. Learn how to give yer data a boost using Azure Cognitive Search and OpenAI. Watch as Peter Gallagher shows the way to success in this video filled with useful information and tips. Join the tech savvy crew and gain new knowledge, matey! βš“οΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈπŸ”


Day 01: Azure Cloud Is Coming To Town with Heiko Brenn

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Welcome to Festive Tech Calendar, me hearties! Today, we be settin' sail on Day 01 of the calendar with a video called "Azure Cloud Is Coming To Town with Heiko Brenn" by Festive Tech Calendar. And don't ye forget to give credit where credit's due, me mateys - Festive Tech Calendar be the author of this fine production.


Day 01: Diving Deep into Data with Azure Data Explorer and Kusto Query Language with David Giard

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Ahoy there, me hearties! Batten down the hatches and get ready to dive deep into data with Azure Data Explorer and Kusto Query Language with David Giard, courtesy of Festive Tech Calendar. Learn the ins and outs of this powerful tool from an expert in the field, and take your data analysis skills to new heights.


Day 01: Let's Make a Christmas Cracker Power App! with Keith Atherton

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Walk The Plank! Ahoy mateys, it be I, The Cloud Pirate, bringing ye a fine video from Festive Tech Calendar called Day 01: Let's Make a Christmas Cracker Power App! with Keith Atherton. Ye shall learn to create a power app with Microsoft Power Platform to make yer Christmas a wee bit merrier. Don't forget to use these hashtags:


Day 01: Using GenAI and Mixed Reality to Create and Display Christmas Cards with Lee Englestone

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Thar She Blows! Ahoy there, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate be here to introduce ye to a bountiful video from Festive Tech Calendar - Day 01: Using GenAI and Mixed Reality to Create and Display Christmas Cards with Lee Englestone. This be a must-watch for all ye Azure enthusiasts and OpenAI admirers wanting to learn about virtual card creation using GenAI and Mixed Reality. Watch this video and learn how to bring your Christmas greetings to life!


Terraform State Rm: How to Remove a Resource From State File

By Jack Roper on 01 December 2023

Blimey me hearties, The Cloud Pirate is back! Today, we be learnin' from the matey Jack Roper about Terraform State Rm. It be essential for gettin' rid o' resources from your state file without breakin' the entire configuration. Jack shows ye how to use the command prompt to remove a resource from Terraform State in a simple and easy-to-understand way. With this knowledge, ye can keep your state file shipshape and avoid any unwanted mutinies. So come aboard, me lads and lasses, and give this article a read!


Azure Infrastructure Update - 1st of December 2023

By John Savill's Technical Training on 01 December 2023

Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy there, mateys! Prepare to set sail into the world of cloud computing with The Cloud Pirate. Today, we have a special update on the Azure Infrastructure, brought to you by none other than John Savill's Technical Training. Set sail with us and discover the latest insights and developments on Azure in this exciting video. Get ready to hoist the anchor and set course for the cloud. Join us now, me hearties!


Festive Tech Calendar 2023 Launch Event

By Festive Tech Calendar on 01 December 2023

Ahoy Me Hearties! The Cloud Pirate here with exciting news! The Festive Tech Calendar 2023 Launch Event by Festive Tech Calendar is here! Join us for the newest and latest tech innovations that will leave you in awe. Don't forget to credit Festive Tech Calendar as the author.


Microsoft AI - Advent calendar - Episode 02: Bicep deploy, Azure Open AI Service

By Jev Suchoi on 01 December 2023

Ahoy maties! Gather ye crew and set sail for the high seas of Microsoft AI with our trusty navigator Jev Suchoi. In this episode of the Advent Calendar series, Jev will be demonstrating how to deploy bicep using Azure Open AI Service. So, hoist the sails and join us on this exciting AI journey, brought to you by Jev Suchoi!


Day 02: The Festive Magic of Scalable Serverless Workflows with Callon Campbell

By Festive Tech Calendar on 02 December 2023

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy mateys! It's me, The Cloud Pirate, here to introduce you to a YouTube video from Festive Tech Calendar. This video be called Day 02: The Festive Magic of Scalable Serverless Workflows with Callon Campbell. Arrrr, if ye be interested in learnin' more about scalable serverless workflows, then this be the video fer ye! So hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for some festive tech knowledge.


Day 02: Security, Compliance, and Identity concepts in Azure with Sucheta Gawade

By Festive Tech Calendar on 02 December 2023

Walk The Plank! Ahoy mateys, it be me, The Cloud Pirate, and today I have a fine video for ye to watch! This one be called 'Day 02: Security, Compliance, and Identity concepts in Azure with Sucheta Gawade' by Festive Tech Calendar. Learn about the importance of security, compliance, and identity concepts in Azure through Sucheta Gawade's expert knowledge.


How to Deploy the Global Secure Access Client with Intune

By Daniel Bradley on 02 December 2023

Ahoy Landlubber! This be The Cloud Pirate with a summary of Daniel Bradley's article on how to Deploy the Global Secure Access Client with Intune. Deploying the Global Secure Access Client in Intune is simple and efficient. The first step involves setting up the PowerShell environment and Intune. Followed by creating the PowerShell scripts and necessary configuration files to deploy the Global Secure Access Client. Once these are in place, the scripts are added to Intune, and all that remains is to create and assign the deployment profile. This will ensure that the Global Secure Access Client deployment is successful.


Craic with the Cloud: AMA with Irish MVPs

By Festive Tech Calendar on 02 December 2023

Ahoy me hearty tech enthusiasts! The Cloud Pirate here, bringin' ye a video by Festive Tech Calendar called Craic with the Cloud: AMA with Irish MVPs. Arrr, hear from some of the finest Irish experts in Microsoft MVP program as they answer some common and some not-so-common questions about Azure, OpenAI and more! Make sure to give Festive Tech Calendar a shoutout for bringin' us this amazing content. Don't forget to use the hashtags


Microsoft AI - Advent calendar - Episode 03: Terraform deploy, Azure Open AI Service

By Jev Suchoi on 02 December 2023

Abandon Ship! Ahoy mateys, this is The Cloud Pirate bringing ye the third episode of Microsoft AI Advent Calendar by the talented Jev Suchoi. In this video, ye'll learn about Terraform deploy and Azure Open AI Service. Beware, this voyage is only for those brave enough to chart the waters of AI. πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈβš“οΈ


Deploying Azure AKS GitOps Flux extension with Terraform

By Thomas Thornton on 03 December 2023

Ahoy there mateys, it's The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye about Thomas Thornton's article on deploying Azure AKS GitOps Flux extension with Terraform. Thomas guides ye through the process of setting up GitOps in an Azure Kubernetes Service AKS cluster using Azure DevOps, Terraform and Flux. GitOps allows ye to manage infrastructure through Git repositories, making it easier to manage changes to your environment. With this setup, whenever ye make a change to your environment, Flux automatically updates your Kubernetes cluster's configuration. Shiver me timbers, this be a handy guide for any Azure AKS user!


Deploying Azure AKS with Application Gateway and Flux extension – An introduction to GitOps

By Thomas Thornton on 03 December 2023

Avast Ye me mateys! The Cloud Pirate be bringin' ye a summary of Thomas Thornton's article on Deploying Azure AKS with Application Gateway and Flux extension. Thornton introduces the concept of GitOps, which allows for continuous delivery by using Git as the source of truth for the infrastructure. He then shows how to deploy Azure AKS with Application Gateway and Flux extension, all while following GitOps principles. This allows for simpler and faster updates to the infrastructure. The article provides step-by-step instructions and code snippets, making it accessible even to those new to GitOps.


Day 03: Deciphering the Microsoft 365 Unified Audit Log (UAL) with Purav Desai

By Festive Tech Calendar on 03 December 2023

Yarr! Ahoy Mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to share with ye a video from Festive Tech Calendar on deciphering the Microsoft 365 Unified Audit Log UAL with Purav Desai. This video be perfect for ye if ye be wanting to learn more about the UAL and how to use it to keep yer Microsoft 365 environment secure. Don't forget to like and subscribe!


Bare Metal Install Windows Server and Hyper-V

By Travis Roberts on 03 December 2023

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here to tell ye about Bare Metal Install Windows Server and Hyper-V, an article written by Travis Roberts. This article explains how to install Windows Server and Hyper-V directly onto a physical server, rather than using a hypervisor like VMWare or Hyper-V Server. Roberts walks the reader through each step of the installation process, from creating a bootable USB drive to configuring the virtual switch in Hyper-V. This method can be useful for organizations who want to maximize hardware performance and have greater control over their virtualization environment.


Copy SharePoint File with Folder Structure to Another Library

By Dhruvin Shah on 03 December 2023

Hit The Deck, ye scallywags! The Cloud Pirate here to introduce ye to a mighty fine tutorial by Dhruvin Shah on how to copy yer SharePoint files with folder structure to another library. Avast! Ye best be giving credit to the author, Dhruvin Shah. If ye be wanting to learn more about SharePoint,


Microsoft AI - Advent calendar - Day 04

By Jev Suchoi on 03 December 2023

Ahoy Thar Swashbucklers! Avast ye eyes on this here video crafted by none other than Jev Suchoi, the mastermind behind Microsoft AI - Advent calendar - Day 04. This be a tale of artificial intelligence and its wonders on this wintry month o' December. Follow Jev as he shares with ye his latest findin's and musin's on AI and how it works. Don't miss out on this treasure trove o' knowledge!


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