Tag Archives: Azure

Azure Pass

Finally!!!

I got my Azure Pass approved yesterday.

The corporate firewall is so locked down that I can’t connect to any Azure SQL instance and the proxy setup won’t allow certificates to flow from a SF cluster into my browser.  Argh!

So, I had to find a work around.  Queue the begging.  😉

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Updates: Cloud Development

I know it’s been a while.  This afternoon is the first in weeks that I’m had a few moments to reset my brain.

I’m neck deep in an Azure POC for my business unit.  I’m demoing a scalable, globally deployed microservice enabled system.  (I know too many buzzwords).  Think Excel client with a full cloud backend with everything that implies and it’s available worldwide.

There has been a lot to learn for this POC.  But it’s all coming together.   Along the way we did a full DevOps pipeline on VisualStudio.com.  I learned some of the ins and out for release a service fabric app to secured cluster; added more PowerShell skills to my toolbox; extended my understanding of Docker and Azure Function; etc, etc, etc.

It’s been an interesting quarter.

But why?

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Updates

I’ve been developing a path to get us out of our tendency of developing separate apps to solve each business problem into a service-based solution where we get true reuse our of our components.

I was part of the problem that created our status quo.  I spent years writing custom apps for so-called one-off solutions.  I have finally learned that is the wrong way to develop apps in an enterprise environment.

So…
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Converting to Azure

As an experiment, I’m seeing about converting all of my old sites over to Azure hosting. Most get very low traffic because they appear abandoned, which is fine for my purposes. The head scratcher for me is hosting my MySQL databases. I’ll need to figure out how I’m going to do that before I will know what devices to spin up.

I’ll keep you posted.