Restricting Azure App Service Access to Azure Front Door

Securing an Azure App Service is a common requirement. If you’re not familiar with Front Door, it combines a web application firewall (WAF), content distribution network (CDN), traffic manager, and routing rules into a single service. This makes it a perfect choice for protecting a web site. In using this, we want to ensure that…

Wintellect is now a GitHub Verified Partner

With the acquisition of GitHub in late 2018, Microsoft has demonstrated their investment in the developer community and a shift in the way they build software. GitHub provides a world-class platform and collaborative environment that shifts security as far left as possible. Therefore, the combination of two powerhouse companies has opened the door to a…

The Importance of DevOps in Your Business

For anyone in the technology space, the topic of DevOps has become prevalent across virtually all industries as organizations recognize that DevOps delivers value well beyond their IT department. Technology is changing the way we do business, and in the prescient words of Satya Nadella, “every business will become a software business.” So, how can…
Containers

Create a Simple DevOps Pipeline for Containers with Azure Container Registry

With software development, there’s almost always multiple ways to do things, and sometimes the best solution for a problem is not a technical one, rather a nontechnical one. With DevOps, this is certainly true, as there are increasingly multiple ways to do things to get code from a development environment into a code repo, built,…

Missing Tests on Azure DevOps

Trying to integrate unit tests and code coverage Azure DevOps to other systems and things seem to be disappearing? Learn why it happens and how to fix it...

ARM Templates and Cloud Init

It's easy enough to utilize the inline Cloud-Init in your ARM templates to configure your site. But how do you develop and deliver your Cloud Config outside of your ARM templates?

Data DevOps: Deploying SQL Server DACPACs to Docker

In order to truly optimize the workflow and create a culture of DevOps, we need to be able to quickly build and deploy databases. To automate this process, we need to rely on improving our ability to utilize infrastructure as code. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use sqlpackage to automate…

DevOps and Documentation

Good software requires good documentation. And good documentation requires a DevOps process to ensure you always have the latest version...

Using Azure Active Directory to Add World-Class Security in Under an Hour

Thanks to all that made it out to the Azure in the ATL meetup last night and thanks to Microsoft and Agile Thought for sponsoring the event and to John Garland for leading the group.  Here are the slides from last night:  Using Azure Active Directory to Add World-Class Security in Under an Hour For…