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2023

Azure Kubernetes Service introduction

In previous roles I used to work a lot with containers. Next month KubeCon is happening close to my home and I will be helping out at the booth and discussin...

Azure AI

Previously data science and artificial intelligence were areas only accessible for people who had studied it during their master or phd. While some parts are...

Learning the big three

Technology trends come in waves. Sometimes they change something, and sometimes they just fade. Recently I have seen quite some discussion about various java...

AKS free tier

Last week the free tier for Azure Kubernetes Service was announced. Although it is correct, it also requires elaboration.

Continuous validation

Recently I ran into an interesting project that deserves more attention: Mission critical online. And they made it to Azure Friday, so it is not exactly a se...

Microsoft Q&A update

There are many things we don’t know but others may: Sometimes you seach for answers, ask a colleague or a friend, or post on a forum. For that last option th...

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2022

Cost management

There is a new cost optimization campaign, which reminded me I haven’t blogged about cost management yet.

Secure VM access using Azure Bastion

In previous episodes you may have witnessed me use a virtual machine in Azure. I always do that using Azure Bastion, which gives you secure access to Linux a...

Defender for DevOps

Earlier this year I studied GitHub learning paths to prepare for the GitHub advanced security exam. Recently there was a new reason to play with advanced sec...

Azure AD and Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data in Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Windows, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Using Microsoft Graph’s APIs and the corr...

.NET and Linux and containers

Did you know DotNet runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows? It also runs in containers. .NET 6.0 is the long-term support (3 years) version released last year. .NE...

30 days of Microsoft Graph

Everyday millions of people spend their precious time on productivity tools. What if you use data and intelligence behind the Microsoft applications (Microso...

Azure. Cloud for all.

A couple of years ago Azure had the tagline: Cloud for all. I loved that because it made clear that you can run your solution on Azure, regardless of the ope...

Ignite

This week was about Ignite. Build, which happened earlier in the year, and Ignite are big Microsoft events where many product announcements are made.

Azure developer cli

DevOps Starter is a service that can help you get started with Azure very quickly: with just a few clicks you can select a programming language, and a comput...

Hacktoberfest

Hacktoberfest is an annual worldwide event held during the month of October. The event encourages open source developers to contribute to repositories throug...

Identity summit

On September 22 I attended Cloud Identity Summit in Bonn, Germany. Stefan van der Wiele informed me of the event, where he was going to run a workshop on Azu...

Learn rebrand

Microsoft Learn is the new home for all technical content, learning tools and resources. Documentation is still there https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/?wt.m...

GitHub learning paths

Recently I learned about three GitHub learning paths and certifications. Since one of them is on security, I decided to explore that one.

Identity videos

Check out these six videos by April Edwards and Christos Matskas on Getting started with Microsoft Identity.

Experimenting with content

I love to learn all the things in information technology. And I think sharing those learnings are a great way to learn them even better: To explain things, y...

Contributing

In this post I described a recent conference presentation about sharing knowledge and becoming a thought leader. There are lots of ways to share like social ...

Share your knowledge

On June 30 Sherry List and I presented at Azure Lowlands in Utrecht Netherlands. This was a great experience for many of reasons.

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2020

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