IaC on Azure – How to get started with ARM Template

In today’s topic, I’m not going to reinvent the wheel by documenting on how to develop an ARM Template, but provides all the resources to get you started instead.   Since ARM Template has been around for quite some time, there are tons of resources available online about developing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template in…


Configuring Service Fabric security hardened cluster (ALB and ILB)

Today, the default Service Fabric configuration exposes the ports 19080 and 19000 publicly. Those ports are usually protected by certificate-based security or AAD, but it’s definitely a good idea to hide those ports from the Internet…

This article discusses dual load balancer config and SFRP integration.


Why Configuring Service Endpoints In Visual Studio Team Services Is A Good Thing

The entire DevOps story with the Microsoft Stack is expanding its reach to more and more services and with an ever-growing set of advanced features. During this article, I will cover the benefits and ways to configure Service Endpoints within either Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Service, in order to create a highly…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 1)

In a series of posts, some of the features available in Azure and Visual Studio Team Services will be explored.  The posts will use an Azure Web App website as a practical illustration, and many of the features shown are relevant to other types of Web Apps and components in Azure. VSTS Build is an excellent…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Resource Manager

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This week’s spotlight is on a series of posts on The New Stack covering the Azure Resource Manager (ARM).  In the first post, Azure Resource Manager: The Secret Sauce of the Microsoft Cloud Strategy, context…

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