The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

The Cloud Pirate - Weekly Haul

14th - 20th May 2024

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This week, The Cloud Pirate has shared 45 fantastic posts from our list of 127 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:


Azure Hybrid Benefit Dashboard

By Techielass on 14th May 2024

Aye! Check out Techielass' post about the Azure Hybrid Benefit Dashboard, summarizing how it works in approximately 100 words. Learn about how to save money by using Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server. The dashboard displays cost savings, usage information, and more. Don't forget to use the hashtags


T-SQL Tuesday 174 โ€“ My favorite job interview question

By Kevin Chant on 14th May 2024

Avast Ye Scallywag! Today's post is about Kevin Chant's favorite job interview question as part of T-SQL Tuesday 174. In the post, he shares his go-to question for interviewing candidates for SQL Server roles and why he finds it so valuable in assessing their technical abilities and problem-solving skills. The post also delves into the importance of asking open-ended questions and gauging how candidates approach problem-solving.


Azure Application Gateway v2 Basic SKU - Preview

By Michael Tobin on 14th May 2024

Hit The Deck! Check out this post by Michael Tobin called "Azure Application Gateway v2 Basic SKU - Preview." In this post, Michael provides a preview of the Basic SKU for Azure Application Gateway v2, which provides the ability to control incoming traffic to your Azure resources. The Basic SKU includes features such as SSL termination, URL-based routing, and health probes. This post is a great resource for those looking to improve their network traffic control in Azure.


Using AzAPI Terraform Provider Dynamic Properties Feature instead of jsonencode

By Build5Nines on 14th May 2024

Ahoy Me Hearties! The post by Chris details the usage of the AzAPI Terraform Provider Dynamic Properties feature instead of Jsonencode. More specifically, he shows how to use the Dynamic Property feature to create Azure resources within Terraform using the AzAPI Provider. By doing this, we can avoid the use of Jsonencode entirely. This can help avoid the possibility of encountering errors when using Jsonencode in certain situations. The article offers an easy-to-follow guide and example code to get started.


๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Block Unmanaged Customisation for environment is now in GA #powerplatform

By Dhruvin Shah on 14th May 2024

Shiver me timbers! Check out this new YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah titled "๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Block Unmanaged Customisation for environment is now in GA


Boost GitHub Actions Efficiency with Path Filters: Only run when specific files or paths are updated

By Thomas Thornton on 14th May 2024

Thar She Blows! Check out this informative post by Thomas on boosting GitHub Actions efficiency using path filters that enable the running of specific files or paths when updated. Making use of these filters will save time and valuable resources for actions that depend on input files. By implementing the workflow for actions to depend on files, GitHub will only run the actions when there are matching changes in current and previous commits, saving resources and avoiding unnecessary steps.


Azure Portal Menu Options Auto Collapsed

By Imran Rashid on 14th May 2024

Avast Ye Scallywag! Check out this post by Imran Rashid titled "Azure Portal Menu Options Auto Collapsed." In this post, Imran explains how the Azure Portal automatically collapses menu options to prevent clutter and make navigation easier. The feature can be disabled if preferred, and Imran provides a step-by-step guide on how to do so.


How to configure HTTP ingress in Azure Container Apps

By Will Velida on 14th May 2024

Ahoy! Check out this new YouTube video by Will Velida on configuring HTTP ingress in Azure Container Apps. ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽฅ


Configure External Authentication Methods in Entra ID with Duo Security

By Daniel Bradley on 14th May 2024

Batten down the hatches! Here's a post video called Configure External Authentication Methods in Entra ID with Duo Security by Daniel Bradley. In this post, Daniel explains how to configure external authentication methods in Entra ID with Duo Security. He covers how to set up Duo Security as an authentication method, how to configure the system to use Duo Security, and how to add Duo Security to multi-factor authentication. This post is helpful for those who want to use Duo Security as an authentication method in Entra ID.


Suddenly receiving 'The requested URL '[no URL]', is invalid.' in Postman?

By Antti K. Koskela on 14th May 2024

Aye, Aye Captain! In a post by Antti K. Koskela, Suddenly receiving 'The requested URL '[no URL]', is invalid.' in Postman? is discussed. The post dives into the causes and solutions for receiving this error message in the Postman tool. The error message can be caused by various reasons such as old cache, incorrect URL format or even an expired access token. Several possible solutions for this error are suggested by Antti, such as clearing the cache or rechecking the access token.


Create Soft Validation of Pull Requests in Azure DevOps

By John Kilmister on 15th May 2024

Scallywag! Check out this post by John on creating soft validation for pull requests in Azure DevOps. The post explains how to implement a set of validation policies that will be applied to every pull request made in a repository. With this approach, developers can be notified of potential issues during development, before they are merged into the main branch. This allows for quicker resolution of issues and prevents them from reaching production. ๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿš€


Azure Developer Associate Renewal โ€“ Study Guide โ€“ 2024

By Pete Codes on 15th May 2024

Shiver me timbers! Check out Pete's post about the Azure Developer Associate Renewal Study Guide for 2024. In this post, he provides helpful tips and resources for those looking to renew their Azure Developer certification. He breaks down the exam requirements and suggests various study materials. If you're interested in Azure and want to keep your skills up-to-date, this post is a great place to start.


Using Ephemeral OS Disks in Azure.

By John Savill's Technical Training on 15th May 2024

Shark bait! Hey everyone, today I want to introduce you to a new video on YouTube called Using Ephemeral OS Disks in Azure by John Savill's Technical Training.


Introducing GPT 4.o #ChatGPT #OpenAI #AI #AITutorial #AINews #AIUpdates #gpt4o

By Dhruvin Shah on 15th May 2024

Abandon ship! It's time to explore the world of artificial intelligence as Dhruvin Shah presents the new YouTube video called "Introducing GPT 4.o." Get ready to learn about chat GPT, OpenAI and all the latest AI news and updates. Don't miss out on this exciting tutorial! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿค–๐ŸŽฌ


Empowering DevOps Engineers with Generative AI through technologies like Azure OpenAI

By Build5Nines on 15th May 2024

Scurvy dog! Check out this post by Chris Pietschmann on Build5Nines about Empowering DevOps Engineers with Generative AI, featuring technologies like Azure OpenAI. This post explains how AI can help with automating tasks, detecting anomalies, and making predictions in DevOps. Chris also shares some benefits of using these AI technologies in Azure.


Using GPT-4o models with the Semantic Kernel SDK

By Will Velida on 15th May 2024

Land Ho! We have a new video on YouTube today called Using GPT-40 models with the Semantic Kernel SDK by Will Velida.


Upload File from URL to Azure Blob Storage using Azure CLI with Bash and PowerShell

By Build5Nines on 16th May 2024

Heave Ho! In this post by Chris, learn how to upload a file from a URL to Azure Blob Storage using Azure CLI with Bash and PowerShell. The post includes step-by-step instructions and commands for both Bash and PowerShell scripts. With this knowledge, you'll be able to easily and efficiently transfer data from any URL to your Azure Blob Storage account.


Object Deletions in Entra ID

By Alberto Andrew on 16th May 2024

Yo Ho Ho! Check out this post by Alberto Andrew on Object Deletions in Entra ID. They discuss the benefits of implementing a feature that allows for the deletion of objects from the system without compromising security. The post also touches on the importance of auditing object deletions and provides instructions on how to set up the necessary logging and alerting.


PowerApps and Power Automate Paid Training - Overview

By Dhruvin Shah on 16th May 2024

Ahoy Me Hearties! Check out this new YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah. It's all about PowerApps and Power Automate Paid Training - Overview. Make sure to watch it and learn all about these powerful tools!


Using parameters with Pester

By Olivier Miossec on 16th May 2024

Lily-livered! Check out Olivier Miossec's latest post on "Using parameters with Pester"! In this post, Olivier explains the importance of using parameters in Pester, and how to implement them in your testing. He includes code snippets and examples to illustrate his points. โŒจ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿงช


One Big step for Apple SSO and One Giant Leap for Platform SSO

By Andy Jones on 16th May 2024

Landlubber! Check out this new YouTube video by Andy Jones called One Big step for Apple SSO and One Giant Leap for Platform SSO. It has some exciting information about


'Own Your Accent' - Tim's IT Straight Talk

By Tim Warner on 16th May 2024

Landlubber! Check out this new YouTube video called 'Own Your Accent' - Tim's IT Straight Talk by Tim Warner. It's full of interesting insights!


TLDR: Google I/O 2024 Keynote

By Build5Nines on 16th May 2024

Land Ho! Check out this post summarising the TLDR Google I/O 2024 keynote by Chris Pietschmann. The post covers exciting new developments in Google's technology, including AI advancements and updates to Android, Chrome, and more.


Community and content with Android Expert Madona Wambua

By Scott Hanselman on 16th May 2024

Hit The Deck! Welcome to a new YouTube video featuring Android Expert Madona Wambua in conversation with Scott Hanselman. Check out this video discussing 'Community and content' without any preconceptions.


How to Import Azure Resources to Terraform Using Aztfexport

By Jack Roper on 17th May 2024

Son of a biscuit eater! Check out this post by Jack Roper called How to Import Azure Resources to Terraform Using Aztfexport. In the post, he explains step-by-step how to automate the process of importing Azure resources into Terraform using Aztfexport. It's a handy tool that makes the process easy and efficient. If you're a Terraform user, this post is a must-read.


Deploying Hub-and-Spoke Network Topology in Microsoft Azure using Terraform

By Build5Nines on 17th May 2024

Aarrr! Check out this informative post by Chris Love on Build5Nines! It explains how to deploy a hub-and-spoke network topology in Microsoft Azure using Terraform. This is a great resource for anyone looking to optimize their network infrastructure in Azure. The post breaks down the process step-by-step and offers helpful tips and best practices along the way.


Environment Groups are now in GA #powerapps #powerplatform

By Dhruvin Shah on 17th May 2024

Ahoy Thar Swashbuckler! Here's a new YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah that you might be interested in watching. It's called Environment Groups are now in GA and includes the hashtags


Azure Update - 17th May 2024

By John Savill's Technical Training on 17th May 2024

Yarr! Welcome to a new video on Azure Update - 17th May 2024 by John Savill's Technical Training. In this video, you'll gain valuable insights into the latest updates and news revolving around Azure. Stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe!


Installing Azure IoT Operations with GitHub CodeSpaces (Part 1)

By Pete Codes on 17th May 2024

Blimey! Welcome to a new YouTube video from Pete Codes. In this one, he talks about Installing Azure IoT Operations with GitHub CodeSpaces Part 1. Check out the video to learn more!


Enhancing Productivity with M365 and Copilot

By Dhruvin Shah on 18th May 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Check out this new YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah titled 'Enhancing Productivity with M365 and Copilot'. The video contains some great insights on productivity with Microsoft 365 and AI-powered Copilot.


Build a Generative AI App in C# with Phi-3-mini LLM and ONNX

By Build5Nines on 18th May 2024

Walk the plank! Check out this informative post by Chris Pietschmann on Build a Generative AI App in C


Data Platforms: Where should I deploy my SHIR?

By Michael Tobin on 18th May 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Check out this post from Michael Tobin called "Data Platforms: Where should I deploy my SHIR?" In the post, Michael explains the importance of choosing the right data platform for your business and walks through the pros and cons of various options. He covers everything from scalability to ease of use and ultimately recommends Azure as the best choice due to its comprehensive features and flexibility.


Exploring OpenTelemetry Agent support in Azure Container Apps

By Will Velida on 18th May 2024

Thar She Blows! Check out this new YouTube video by Will Velida. It's all about Exploring OpenTelemetry Agent support in Azure Container Apps.


Top 10 Must-Know AI Terms for Developers, SREs, and DevOps Engineers

By Build5Nines on 19th May 2024

Avast Ye! Check out this post on the top 10 AI terms that developers, SREs, and DevOps engineers must know. The post covers concepts such as machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing, and explains them in detail. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to work with AI technology.


Host Object in Power Apps Canvas Application

By Dhruvin Shah on 19th May 2024

Walk the plank! Check out this new YouTube video by Dhruvin Shah called Host Object in Power Apps Canvas Application. ๐Ÿ‘€๐ŸŽฅ Learn more about


How to Deploy Azure Managed Grafana

By Travis Roberts on 19th May 2024

Son of a biscuit eater! Check out this post on How to Deploy Azure Managed Grafana by Travis Roberts. The post provides step-by-step instructions for deploying Azure Managed Grafana, a tool for visualization and analytics, within Azure Portal. Not only does Travis explain the benefits of Azure Managed Grafana, but he also covers how to configure Grafana and create an Azure Data Source for use with the tool.


How to push code from VS Code to GitHub

By Techielass on 20th May 2024

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Check out this informative post by Techielass on how to push code from VS Code to GitHub. The post breaks down the steps to transfer code in a clear and concise way. First, create a new repository on GitHub and then clone it to your local machine. Then, use VS Code to make changes to the code and stage it. After committing the changes on VS Code, push the code to GitHub. With these simple steps, you can easily move your code between VS Code and GitHub.


Download a Microsoft Fabric Data Warehouse database project to perform CI/CD using Azure DevOps

By Kevin Chant on 20th May 2024

Avast Ye! Check out this post by Kevin on how to download a Microsoft Fabric Data Warehouse database project to perform CI/CD using Azure DevOps. Kevin provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots on how to set up a pipeline in Azure DevOps to build and deploy a SQL Server Data Tools project. If you're looking for a guide on how to automate your database deployment process, this is a helpful resource!


GitHub Certifications โ€“ Prove Your Expertise

By Build5Nines on 20th May 2024

Blimey! Check out this post by Chris on Build5Nines about GitHub Certifications. The post highlights the importance of proving one's skills and knowledge in GitHub with certifications and lists the different types of certifications available. It also shares tips on preparing for the exams and gives an overview of the topics covered in each certification. If you're looking to showcase your expertise in GitHub, this post is a great resource.


Azure Lean Coffee - Episode 5

By Azure Lean Coffee on 20th May 2024

Son of a biscuit eater! Welcome to a new episode of Azure Lean Coffee - Episode 5 by Azure Lean Coffee. Today, we have another exciting discussion lined up for you. Stay tuned to find out what it is all about!


Cloud (re)patriation and Hybrid Cloud

By Cloud Lunch and Learn on 20th May 2024

Ahoy Landlubber! Check out this new YouTube video called Cloud repatriation and Hybrid Cloud by Cloud Lunch and Learn. The video features valuable insights on the topic, and is definitely worth a watch!


Use PowerShell WhatIf So You Don't Break Stuff

By Jeff Brown on 20th May 2024

Land Ho! Check out this new YouTube video by Jeff Brown called Use PowerShell WhatIf So You Don't Break Stuff.


Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals Certification (AZ-900 Exam)

By Build5Nines on 20th May 2024

Shiver me timbers! Check out this post by Chris on Build5Nines about the Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals Certification AZ-900 Exam. The post covers what this certification is, why it's important, and provides tips for studying and passing the exam.


Introduction to Microsoft Dev Box!

By Will Velida on 20th May 2024

Shark bait! Check out this new video on YouTube called Introduction to Microsoft Dev Box! by Will Velida. It's packed with exciting insights on


Azure Cloud Commanders Intro to AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) with Richard Hooper (Pixel Robot)

By Luke Murray on 20th May 2024

Lily-livered! Check out this new video on YouTube by Luke Murray called "Azure Cloud Commanders - Intro to AKS Azure Kubernetes Service with Richard Hooper Pixel Robot." Don't miss out on this informative video about AKS on Azure.


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