https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-powershell-az-module-version-1/ Microsoft released a new PowerShell module specifically for Azure late last year called "Az". On the plus side Az ensures that Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core users can get the latest Azure tooling from PowerShell on every platform be it Windows PowerShell or PowerShell Core for my preferred operating system macOs. Microsoft state that … Continue reading Azure PowerShell ‘Az’ Module
Tagging becomes a huge part of your life when in the public cloud. Metadata is thrown around like hotcakes, and why not. At cloudstep.io we preach the ways of the DevOps gods and especially infrastructure as code for repeatable and standardised deployments. This way everything is uniform and everything gets a TAG! I ran into … Continue reading Tagging EC2 EBS Volumes in Auto Scaling Groups
At cloudstep.io® HQ Microsoft Teams is a big part of how we organise digital asset structure in the business. We are a consulting firm by trade, as new prospects become paying customers we add them as a team. The default General channel is used for administration and accounts, additional channels are created per project name … Continue reading Add VC Accounts to Microsoft Teams Channels with Azure Automation
Amazon Web Services is a well established cloud provider. In this blog, I am going to explore how we can interface with the orange cloud titan programmatically. First of all, lets explore why we may want to do this. You might be thinking "But hey, the folks at AWS have built a slick web interface which … Continue reading Using the AWS CLI for Process Automation
Ah if only all pitfalls were fun. Remember Pitfall on the Atari 2600. It was the second best selling game after Pac-Man. Pitfall Harry had to negotiate a jungle full of hazardous quicksand, rolling logs, fire and rattle snakes to recover precious treasures. Recently we did some work with a customer where they made use of … Continue reading Cross Region, Peering Pitfalls. .