The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

16th - 23rd January 2024

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Welcome

This week, The Cloud Pirate has shared 42 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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Please note that post summaries are created by AI, and may not be 100% accurate.

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


Troubleshoot Windows Server 2012 Arc-enabled servers not receiving updates

By Techielass on 16th January 2024

Land Ho, me hearties! As The Cloud Pirate, I be bringin' ye a piece o' treasure. Techielass shares her knowledge on how to fix Arc-enabled servers not receivin' updates in Windows Server 2012. She recommends checkin' if the Windows Update agent is runnin'. She also suggests verifyin' if the server has a stable Internet connection and checkin' the Window Update diagnosis tool log. If the issue persists, she advises clearin' the update cache and checkin' the system's firewalls. Hashtags for this article be


Differences between Azure Policy Exclusions, Exemptions and Overrides

By Imran Rashid on 16th January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy, mateys! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here to give ye a rundown on the article by Imran Rashid on "Differences between Azure Policy Exclusions, Exemptions and Overrides." In brief, the piece describes the differences between the three options available to users of Microsoft's Azure cloud service when they wish to apply specific policies to certain resources or resource groups while ignoring others. Exclusions completely avoid the policy, exemptions apply the policy but with exceptions, and overrides force the policy on everything. Avast! The key takeaway is that policy application can be tailored to match specific business needs.


Overview of the Microsoft Fabric admin portal for the DP-600 exam

By Kevin Chant on 16th January 2024

Land Ho, me hearties! Gather round and let The Cloud Pirate tell ye about the Microsoft Fabric admin portal! Kevin Chant, bless his soul, has provided a fine overview of this tool that be important for the DP-600 exam. The portal allows ye to manage and monitor yer Azure Service Fabric applications and clusters. Ye can view metrics, diagnose issues, and perform updates all from one spot. Remember to study up on this tool for yer exam, mateys!


Container Image Security Part 1: Azure Container Registry

By Wesley Haakman on 16th January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! This is The Cloud Pirate reporting on Wesley Haakman's article "Container Image Security Part 1: Azure Container Registry". The article discusses the importance of image security and provides helpful tips on how to ensure your images are secure. Container image security is essential, and with Azure Container Registry, you can easily secure your images using the features provided by the platform. The article also highlights the various tools available to test your images' vulnerabilities and implement the necessary security measures.


Enhance your Hugo Shortcodes

By Simon Lee on 16th January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! The Cloud Pirate here to share Simon Lee's article on enhancing Hugo shortcodes. Shortcodes help bloggers, and content creators add dynamic elements to their markdown content with ease. In this article, Simon Lee shows how to add colour themes, parameters, and even external APIs to enrich shortcodes. Shortcodes in Hugo are as versatile as a pirate's loot, and this article shows how to make them shine.


Hugo, RSS and Social Media

By Simon Lee on 16th January 2024

Heave ho! Ahoy there, mateys! This be The Cloud Pirate, bringing a tale about Hugo, RSS and Social Media by Simon Lee. Hugo be a mighty tool for creating websites, and RSS be a way fer people to subscribe to yer content. Simon Lee be telling us how to use Hugo and RSS to help promote our site on social media. He be sharin' tips and tricks and a script to help get started. So hoist the sails and set a course for success with Hugo, RSS and Social Media!


The Priority Queue Pattern

By Will Velida on 17th January 2024

Ahoy me mateys! 'Tis The Cloud Pirate here to tell ye of the Priority Queue Pattern by Will Velida. This pattern arranges tasks in a queue, but assigns a priority to each task, allowing for more important tasks to jump the queue. This is useful for systems where tasks come in at random times and some tasks are more critical than others. Velida's article explains how to implement this pattern using Azure, with an example using OpenAI's GPT-3. ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ


The Dhruvin Show - EP 03 - AI & Software Industry - Ft. Vignesh Ganesan

By Dhruvin Shah on 17th January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Avast ye and listen up! Ye be watchin' The Dhruvin Show - EP 03 - AI & Software Industry - Ft. Vignesh Ganesan by the talented Dhruvin Shah. This be a must-see fer all ye hearties interested in the AI and Software Industry. Don't forget to give a thumbs up and subscribe to Dhruvin's channel.


Welsh Azure User Group January 2024 Meet Up!

By John Lunn on 17th January 2024

Abandon Ship! Ahoy there mateys, it be The Cloud Pirate bringing ye news from the Welsh Azure User Group January 2024 Meet Up! The group gathered to discuss the latest updates and advancements in Azure and OpenAI, with speakers covering topics such as cognitive services and automation. The attendees also had a chance to network and share their own experiences and strategies with the group. Overall, it was a jolly good time for all involved. โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ


Welsh Azure User Group - January 2024 Event

By John Lunn on 17th January 2024

Aye Aye! Hear ye hear ye! It be I, The Cloud Pirate, ready to tell ye all about the Welsh Azure User Group's January 2024 event by the talented John Lunn. This be a must-watch video for all ye Azure enthusiasts out there! So check it out and join the Welsh Azure crew.


Power BI Training - Starts This Saturday #PowerBI #PowerBILearning #PowerBITraining

By Dhruvin Shah on 18th January 2024

Fire in the hole! Avast, me hearties! It be I, The Cloud Pirate, introducing ye to a grand YouTube video called Power BI Training - Starts This Saturday by Dhruvin Shah. This be a mighty fine opportunity for ye scallywags to learn all about the


Container Image Security Part 2: Building & The pipeline

By Wesley Haakman on 18th January 2024

Yarr! Ahoy there me hearties! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here to summarise Wesley Haakman's article on Container Image Security Part 2: Building & The pipeline. In the article, Haakman discusses how to secure container images during the build process and how to set up a security pipeline. He emphasises the importance of using minimal base images, only installing necessary packages, and scanning for vulnerabilities. He also recommends setting up automated vulnerability scanning in the pipeline to catch issues early on. Overall, Haakman provides valuable insights on ensuring container image security during the build process and throughout the pipeline.


Adding pull-request comments to Azure DevOps Repo from Azure DevOps Pipelines

By Thomas Thornton on 18th January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Ye ol' matey Thomas Thornton has shared a treasure on his blog 'bout adding pull-request comments to Azure DevOps Repo from Azure DevOps Pipelines. This be helpful fer ye scallywags who be workin' on software development projects. The post explains how to add a comment to a pull request from a pipeline task using the Azure CLI. Use the script provided by Thomas to automatically add a comment to a pull request when specific pipeline tasks succeed or fail.


AI & Day to Day Life #AI #AIpodcast #microsoftmvp

By Dhruvin Shah on 18th January 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ahoy there mateys! The Cloud Pirate here to introduce ye to a marvelous video called AI & Day to Day Life by Dhruvin Shah. Hear ye, hear ye, this is a fantastic video discussing how AI is impacting our everyday lives. Make sure to give credit to the author, Dhruvin Shah. Don't forget to use these three appropriate hashtags:


Mastering Microsoft 365 Copilot

By Jussi Roine on 18th January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Ahoy there mateys! The Cloud Pirate has come across a fine article written by Jussi Roine on how to master the Microsoft 365 Copilot. In his piece, Roine dives into the usefulness of Copilot, a tool that helps manage the admin workload. He recommends getting to grips with Copilot as it can generate insights and send you recommendations on how to improve your experience on Microsoft 365. Roine also shares tips on how to use the tool so you can gain full visibility of your environment.


Notts IoT - January 2024

By Pete Codes on 18th January 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ahoy, me hearties! Check out this YouTube video by Pete Codes, the mastermind behind Notts IoT - January 2024. It's a tale of adventure on the high seas of technology with


ASP.NET Basics for Experts with Layla Porter

By Scott Hanselman on 18th January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! Ye be lookin' to learn some ASP.NET Basics for Experts, eh? Look no further than this video by the one and only Scott Hanselman! Join yer matey Layla Porter as she takes ye through the ropes of ASP.NET, teachin' ye all ye need to know to become a true expert.


Keep Your Dynamic Groups Compliant by Microsoft Graph Change Notifications and Azure Event Grid

By Suryendu Bhattacharyya on 18th January 2024

Thar She Blows! Ahoy mateys, The Cloud Pirate be here to share with ye an article by Suryendu Bhattacharyya about keeping dynamic groups compliant through Microsoft Graph Change Notifications and Azure Event Grid. These features help keep Azure Active Directory groups up-to-date with the latest changes made to its members. With Graph Change Notifications and Azure Event Grid, notifications are sent to subscribers and the group is automatically updated. This makes it easier to manage groups and ensure their compliance. Arrr, let's keep our dynamic groups shipshape and compliant!


The Dhruvin Show - EP 04 - AI & Developers | Ft. Smita Nachan

By Dhruvin Shah on 19th January 2024

Hit The Deck me hearties! Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here with a treasure of a video - The Dhruvin Show - EP 04 - AI & Developers | Ft. Smita Nachan by Dhruvin Shah. Ye must give credit where credit be due to the talented Dhruvin Shah.


Azure Infrastructure Update - 19th of January 2024

By John Savill's Technical Training on 19th January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Ye be watchin' the Azure Infrastructure Update - 19th of January 2024 by John Savill's Technical Training. Full credit to the mastermind behind this video, John Savill's Technical Training! โ›ต๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ


Azure World Newsletter โ€“ Issue 5,01

By Scott Duffy on 19th January 2024

Aye Aye! The Cloud Pirate here to give ye a summary on Azure World Newsletter โ€“ Issue 5,01 by Scott Duffy. Ye can find it at softwarearchitect.ca. This month, Duffy discusses some of the exciting developments in Azure, including the release of Azure App Configuration. He also delves into OpenAI and its potential applications in Azure. If ye be interested in the latest updates on Azure, then this newsletter be worth ye time. Avast!


The Future of the Cloud is WebAssembly - A deep-dive on Wasm

By Cloud Lunch and Learn on 19th January 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Ahoy there, mateys! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, bringin' ye a deep-dive on Wasm by Cloud Lunch and Learn! The Future of the Cloud is WebAssembly, and this video be showin' ye the way. Watch and ye shall see the wonders that await in the world of WebAssembly!


Using aspnet-codegenerator to Run Identity Code Generation

By Jamie Maguire on 20th January 2024

Avast Ye mateys! 'Tis me, The Cloud Pirate, here to tell ye about using aspnet-codegenerator to run identity code generation. This article by Jamie Maguire be giving ye a proper rundown on how to use this tool to generate code for identity in yer ASP.NET applications. Maguire explains that code generation is the process of automatically creating code from a model or template. He details how to install the tool, how to use it to generate code, and even how to customize the generated code to fit yer needs. So hoist the sails, me hearties, and set a course for identity code generation with aspnet-codegenerator!


AI is making everyday task easy!! #AI #AIPodcast #DigitalDhruvin #DhruvinShah #aiworld

By Dhruvin Shah on 20th January 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! Check out this amazing video by @Dhruvin Shah on how AI is making everyday task easy!


Power BI interview question - ๏ฟผ What is power BI?

By Dhruvin Shah on 20th January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Avast ye and listen up! The Cloud Pirate has brought ye a new treasure from Dhruvin Shah! It be a YouTube video called Power BI interview question - ๏ฟผ What is power BI? Learn all about this amazing tool and how it can help ye manage yer data! Don't forget to thank Dhruvin Shah, matey!


Configure LAPS in Intune using Microsoft Graph PowerShell

By Daniel Bradley on 21st January 2024

Yarr! Ahoy there mateys! This be The Cloud Pirate bringing ye a summary of Daniel Bradley's article on configuring LAPS in Intune using Microsoft Graph PowerShell. LAPS is a Microsoft solution for local administrator password management. It allows unique, complex passwords to be generated and applied to each computer's local administrator account. By using Microsoft Graph PowerShell, LAPS can be deployed across devices managed by Intune, ensuring a secure password policy. The process involves configuring LAPS, uploading the password settings to Intune, assigning the settings to devices, and monitoring the implementation. Shiver me timbers!


Initial impressions with the MacBook Pro 16' M3 Pro

By Jussi Roine on 21st January 2024

Heave Ho! Ahoy me hearties, it be The Cloud Pirate here with a summary of Jussi Roine's article on the MacBook Pro 16' M3 Pro. Jussi reviews Apple's latest laptop and found it to be a worthy upgrade from its predecessors with a larger screen, improved keyboard, and better audio quality. The device is efficient with its impressive battery life and high performance. He also discusses how he prefers Apple's ecosystem and how he found the transition from Windows to macOS seamless. Overall, Jussi is impressed with the MacBook Pro 16' M3 Pro and believes it's a great choice for those looking for a high-end laptop.


Azure Dashboard

By Panu Oksala on 21st January 2024

Fire in the hole! Ahoy me hearties, I be The Cloud Pirate and I have found a treasure trove of information on the Azure Dashboard, written by the talented Panu Oksala. The article explains how to create a customised dashboard for displaying critical metrics and resources. With the Azure Dashboard, ye can keep an eye on yer apps, servers, storage, and networks at once. Panu even suggests using OpenAI's GPT-3 to create your dashboard description automatically. So hoist the Azure flag and make yer monitoring more efficient with this valuable tool!


Migrate AVD Insights to the New Azure Monitor Agent

By Travis Roberts on 21st January 2024

Batten down the hatches, me hearties! The Cloud Pirate has scoured the seas and found Travis Roberts' video on migrating an AVD host pool from the MMA client to the new Azure Monitor Agent. Using the new agent can provide performance improvements, lower latency and more robust monitoring. Roberts shows the steps required to migrate a host pool including setting up a new workspace and installing the new agent. Don't walk the plank with outdated monitoring agents - migrate to the new Azure Monitor Agent.


Power Automate Approval Kit - Overview | Part 1

By Dhruvin Shah on 21st January 2024

Avast Ye! Ahoy there, mateys! This be The Cloud Pirate bringin' ya an excitin' video on Power Automate Approval Kit - Overview | Part 1 by Dhruvin Shah. โš“๏ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

In this video, Dhruvin Shah gives ye a quick overview of the Power Automate Approval Kit. Ye can learn how to build custom Approval workflows in Power Automate and how to configure all the necessary components of the kit. Arr! This be a perfect video for all ye scallywags who want to learn more about Power Automate Approval Kit.

If ya be interested in Azure, OpenAI, and Power Automate Approval Kit, mateys, then ye better check out this video! Don't forget to give credit where credit is due and show some love to Dhruvin Shah.


I took the bus to Wales!

By Nikos Delis on 21st January 2024

Batten down the hatches me hearties! Ahoy there, this be The Cloud Pirate reporting from the high seas of the internet. Today, I be summarisin' an article by the fine author, Nikos Delis, called "I took the bus to Wales!" in a mere 100 words or so. Ahem, here we go! Yarrr, Nikos be takin' a bus from London to Wales, and he be tellin' us about his journey. He be discussin' how technology such as Azure and OpenAI be makin' the world a more accessible place, especially for people with disabilities. And that, me mateys, be the gist of it! Don't forget to add


Jay Shriram ! AI Prompt to Wish Loard Shriram Ayodhya Temple

By Dhruvin Shah on 22nd January 2024

Ahoy! Me hearties, The Cloud Pirate here, bringin' ye a swashbucklin' video by Dhruvin Shah. This video be called "Jay Shriram ! AI Prompt to Wish Loard Shriram Ayodhya Temple by Dhruvin Shah" and it be a fine way to pay tribute to Loard Shriram and the new Ayodhya Temple. Make sure to give credit where credit be due and thank Dhruvin Shah for his work. Arrr! With that said, raise the colors and add these hashtags:


The Queue-Based Load Leveling Pattern

By Will Velida on 22nd January 2024

Ahoy Me Hearties! The Cloud Pirate be bringing ye news of The Queue-Based Load Leveling Pattern by Will Velida. This article be teachin' ye about how to handle peak periods by usin' queues to balance the load. The pattern works by movin' tasks from a busy server to a queue, then slowly movin' them back when the server be less busy. This be helpin' to handle bursts of traffic without causin' stress on the system. The article also be discussin' how to implement this pattern with examples in both Azure and OpenAI. Avast ye, if ye be handlin' high traffic volumes, give this pattern a try!


Ayodhya Pran Pratishtha !! Jai Shriram!! 22nd January 2024 #Pranpratishtha #Ayodhya

By Dhruvin Shah on 22nd January 2024

Shiver Me Timbers! Avast ye, mateys! Drop anchor and behold the grand Ayodhya Pran Pratishtha celebration! Join me, The Cloud Pirate as I bring ye the news of this auspicious occasion on 22nd January 2024. All hail Jai Shriram! Our author, Dhruvin Shah, shall be credited for this magnificent tale. Don't forget to sprinkle


Azure Elastic SAN Deep Dive

By John Savill's Technical Training on 22nd January 2024

Ahoy Me Hearties! Avast ye Azure enthusiasts, The Cloud Pirate here to bring ye a deep-dive into the Azure Elastic SAN by John Savill's Technical Training. Learn all about this magical technology and how it can help ye store data in the cloud with ease and flexibility. Don't forget to use the hashtags


Create Analytic Rules to Query External Data in Microsoft Sentinel

By Charbel Nemnom on 22nd January 2024

Hit the Deck me hearties! Ye be needin' to know about queryin' external data in Microsoft Sentinel, and this here article from none other than Charbel Nemnom will give ye all ye need. To summarise: With Microsoft Sentinel, yer can now create analytic rules to query external data sources, like heckin' threat intelligence feeds and other stuffs, to enrich yer security analytics. This lets ye get a better idea of the risks to yer systems, and helps ye counter any attacks that come yer way. Don't be a landlubber, me hearties- read Charbel's article and learn all about this seafarin' tech sorcery!


Using Plausible for web site analytics

By Jussi Roine on 22nd January 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! 'Tis I, The Cloud Pirate, here to tell ye about using Plausible for web site analytics. Plausible be a privacy-focussed alternative to Google Analytics, and be easy to set up and use. The dashboard be clean and intuitive, and be focused on the metrics that matter. Plausible be open-source and run on a cloud infrastructure with high availability and scalability. Installing Plausible also be possible on Azure, a cloud computing service by Microsoft, and ye can even use OpenAI's GPT-3 language model to generate reports. Try out Plausible for web site analytics today, matey!


Getting Started with Microsoft Graph API

By Jeff Brown on 22nd January 2024

Avast Ye Scallywag! Ahoy there, me hearties! Come aboard and take a gander at this splendid YouTube video called Getting Started with Microsoft Graph API by the witty and knowledgeable Jeff Brown. Learn how to set sail to the vast sea of data, and explore the endless possibilities of the Graph API.


Building an Apple 1 Computer - Part 6

By Scott Hanselman on 22nd January 2024

Walk The Plank! Ahoy there, mateys! Join me, The Cloud Pirate, as I present ye with Part 6 of Building an Apple 1 Computer by Scott Hanselman. This video be a crucial addition t' yer collection if ye be a tech enthusiast lookin' to build yer own Apple 1 computer. With this tutorial, ye'll be able to learn step-by-step how to assemble and test the motherboard. Don't miss this exciting episode, ye lily-livered landlubbers!โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ’ปโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ


How to fix catastrophic mouse/touch device input lag on Windows 10?

By Antti K. Koskela on 23rd January 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! Avast ye! If yer Windows 10 device be laggin' behind when ye try to use yer mouse or touch device, follow these steps from Antti K. Koskela to fix it. First, update yer Windows. Then, check yer device drivers and update them if necessary. Next, ensure yer system isn't being bogged down by too many programs or processes. Disable game mode, and set the Mouse Speed to the default. Finally, disable any unnecessary visual effects. With these steps, ye should be able to sail through Windows 10 with ease.


Using The DataSourceInfo Function In Power Apps

By Craig White on 23rd January 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh me hearties! The Cloud Pirate is here to share with ye the fine article by Craig White on Using The DataSourceInfo Function In Power Apps. This function lets ye see information on the data source ye be using in yer app, such as the name, type, and version. It be handy for troubleshooting and debugging, and can even be used to create dynamic queries. So if ye be a Power Apps user, give this function a try and see what secrets yer data source holds! โš“๏ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป


Azure Route Tables Explained

By Imran Rashid on 23rd January 2024

Thar She Blows! Ahoy, me hearties! Imran Rashid has written an article on Azure Route Tables Explained. So listen up carefully, ye scallywags! Azure Route Tables provide a way to direct the traffic flow of network devices in Azure. The article explains how you can create and configure a Route Table, as well as how to associate it with a subnet or network interface. It also covers how to configure User Defined Routes and implement Conditional Forwarding. So, hoist the anchor and set sail to the Azure seas, me maties!


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