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Trigger a YAML Pipeline from a Classic Release Pipeline in Azure DevOps

Hi y’all! Over the last 18 months, I’ve been developing a tool for our internal Microsoft Trainer team, allowing them to deploy trainer demo scenarios in Azure using a Blazor Front-End web app, connecting to Azure DevOps pipelines using REST API calls. At the start of the project, Classic Release pipelines were still common, since YAML was too new, and rather unknown. However, over the last few months, more and more I was thinking of shifting from Classic to YAML Pipelines.

Azure Back to School - Achieving SRE on Azure

Disclaimer: this was supposed to be a recorded session for Azure Back To School 2023, but due to a too-busy-work-and-family-schedule over the last 2 weeks, I didn’t find the time anymore. While I don’t like to let down this amazing community, I hope the textual descriptions of what I was going to talk about is still appreciated. Achieving Site Reliability Engineering with Azure In today’s digitally driven landscape, ensuring the reliability of cloud-based applications and services is paramount.

Intro to Chaos Engineering and Azure Chaos Studio (Preview)

Hey folks, For the ones who have been following me here for a while, know I’m passionate about Azure and DevOps (and yes, also Azure DevOps, lol). But to be honest, I’ve been eyeing to another Azure Service for a while, Azure Chaos Studio, available in public preview. This article shares an introduction to Chaos Engineering, as well as walks you through the first steps it takes to set up Azure Chaos Studio, create experiments and validate the outcome.

Build an Azure AI chatbot using your own data from blob storage

You must have lived under a rock if you didn’t hear about how important Azure AI is for Microsoft and its partner and customer ecosystem. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), companies will be more innovative, employees will be more productive. While I honestly was a bit hesitant at first myself - knowing a big part of my job is providing training, and seeing what AI can do here in terms of content creation, video creation and alike, yes the trainer role will definitely (has to) change over the next coming months - once I started digging into its capabilities more, I started to see the AI engine potential.

You do not have permissions to view this directory or page after publishing to Azure App Service

Earlier this week, I got an interesting phenomenon when publishing a code update to an existing Azure App Service. As this was a small project, I’ve always been deploying updates in a manual way from right-click / publish in Visual Studio. But than I said to myself, Peter, as a passionate DevOps engineer and trainer, just go out and create a pipeline for this. And that’s what happened. Running the release pipeline came back successful, but the site threw an error:

Collecting Feedback in ADO work items from Office Forms

Hey folks, I’m a fond user of Azure DevOps for testing application builds, running CI/CD pipelines to publish Azure demo scenarios and train our Microsoft global customers on it every few weeks out of AZ-400 training deliveries. One of the lesser-known, yet AWESOMELY POWERFUL features besides ‘running pipelines’ is Azure Boards, providing an end-to-end project methodology platform using Scrum, Agile, CMMI or custom approach. In this post, I mainly wanted to zoom in on the custom capabilities, capturing feedback from employees - which got entered through an Office Forms form, picked up by Azure Logic Apps, and stored in a customized Azure Boards Work Item.

Azure Spring Clean - DCK, ACR, ACI, AKS, ACA, the Azure Container Alphabet Soup

Hey friends, Welcome to #AzureSpringClean, an initiative from Joe Carlyle and Thomas Thornton where I’m honored to be able to participate in again for the 4th year already. Thanks guys for trusting me once more for sharing some Azure knowledge… This time, I wanted to try and guide you through the buzzword of the last couple of years, containers… and more specifically, what different options you have in Azure to run your containerized workloads.