Our NEW Podcast

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A side project between myself and Nicolas Blank has finally come to fruition! The Cloud Architects is bi-weekly podcast about best practice, guidance, news and cutting edge Microsoft cloud technologies. Interviews with passionate people in the cloud space and a platform for us to share some of our Tips and Tricks. Some of our interviews will be […]

Azure CLI 2, Bru!

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The highly anticipated release of Azure CLI 2.0 I use a MacBook Pro as my primary workstation and so I rushed to install the CLI to check out the new options and pretty much used the default install options. (never a good idea, should have listened to my brain) It left all sorts of junk […]

Azure Smartlabs at Microsoft Johannesburg – Intro

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I have been lucky enough to be asked to present at new series of events at Microsoft Johannesburg. These “Smart Lab” events are weekly and allow Microsoft customers and Microsoft Technology consumers to come through to the Microsoft Head Office in Johannesburg with their Azure problems/speed bumps/roadmaps and allow us (myself and the Microsoft Technology […]

The Missing Link (or is it ?)

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Something I noticed on many fresh installations of Ubuntu is that when you install the node package manager (npm) and then install the azure-cli as per Microsoft’s website. When you run the azure command, you get the following error. root@LinuxVMtoASR:~# azure /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directoryroot@LinuxVMtoASR:~# Node is there, it’s just the binary […]

Using Azure Quick Deploy for Linux VM’s

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Something awesome about Azure Resource Manager mode is that the cli can call quick deploy functions in Azure If you need to create an Azure machine workload quickly, you can do so in a one liner which willl create all the needed network config, assign a public IP, create the port forward for ssh, assign […]