IntelliSense for Marathon Application and Group JSON in Visual Studio Code

tl;dr – You can get IntelliSense for Marathon applications and groups in Visual Studio Code by adding a $schema property The Problem I’ve been having quite a lot of fun with Docker Containers recently, including presenting at various conferences! For ease and speed of demoing, I’ve tended to show Docker Swarm (with Docker Compose) when…

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Persisting Azure PowerShell logins

With the pre-1.0 Azure PowerShell cmdlets, my Azure login credentials were cached. Since making the switch to the 1.x release I’ve found that I need to execute Login-AzureRmAccount each new PowerShell session. This has been bugging me for a while and today I finally foudnm the time to figure out a way round it. I’m…

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Bringing Hump Completion to PowerShell

It can be fun when ideas from different areas combine! I’ve spent quite a lot of time recently working with Azure Resource Manager templates, and the associated PowerShell cmdlets. There are a lot of these cmdlets and the team has done a great job of giving them logical and descriptive names. The result is that…

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Easily checking Azure Resource Manager deployment status from bash with the Azure CLI

If you’re working with Azure Resource Manager templates on OSX/Linux then there’s a strong probability that you’re using the Azure CLI to deploy them. The CLI works on Windows as well, but if you prefer a PowerShell version of this post then see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stuartleeks/archive/2015/11/25/easily-checking-azure-resource-manager-deployment-status-from-powershell.aspx. I’ve had a couple of mini-scripts that I’ve found myself using…

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Easily checking Azure Resource Manager deployment status from PowerShell

If you’re working with Azure Resource Manager templates on Windows then there’s a strong possibility that you’re using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to deploy them. Note that if you’re on OSX/Linux you can use the Azure CLI. Oh, and it works on Windows as well! For an Azure CLI version of this post see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stuartleeks/archive/2015/11/26/easily-checking-azure-resource-manager-deployment-status-from-bash-with-the-azure-cli.aspx…

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Configuration with Environment Variables – With Visual Studio Docker Tools

I posted recently about using environment variables to configuration. I like to use this approach with Docker, too! Visual Studio has some great tool support (in preview) for working with Docker. With the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, there is now a preview of Windows Server Containers. ScottGu has a great post…

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Posh-AzureCli: Command completion for Azure Cross Platform Command Line in PowerShell

  tl;dr This post discusses adding tab completion to Azure xplat CLI. If you just want to install it, see the notes below. UPDATE 17th December 2015 – Install from PowerShell Gallery Background If you’re working with Azure then you can perform operations via the web portal, use the PowerShell cmdlets, or use the cross…

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Azure API Management: Backing Up and Restoring Configuration

UPDATE: If you are wanting to work with API Management (including backing up and restoring configuration) then see the PowerShell cmdlets here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/mt619282.aspx    This post shows an approach to backing up and restoring the configuration for an Azure API Management instance. I recently needed to do this to migrate an instance between subscriptions, but…

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New role and magazine articles

Just a quick update to say that I changed roles at the end of January… I’m now a Technical Evangelist for Azure. In other news, the first two articles in my series on Azure API Management for justazure.com are now live: Part 1: An Introduction Part 2: Safeguarding Your API More to follow – watch…

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Importing Windows Azure Cloud Services into Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man)

This is the third article in what has somehow turned into a mini-series. Previous posts are: Using Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man) with Windows Azure Virtual Machines Importing Windows Azure Virtual Machines into Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDC Man) The first post showed how to manually add Azure VMs into RDC Man, and the…

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