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From Independent Contractor to Family Consultancy Company

From Independent Contractor to Family Consultancy Company

I am now proudly welcoming Rachel to the team, who will join as Marketing Manager. She will leverage her expertise and vast experience for our new Digital Marketing Services and manage our partnerships.
Deploying Logic App Standard Workflows

Deploying Logic App Standard Workflows

Standard mode Logic Apps behave quite differently when deploying resources. It took much research to find a stable way to deploy workflows and, especially, workflow connections. Here is a walkthrough of the deployment steps.
Azure Hybrid Cloud Design: VPN vs ServiceBus

Azure Hybrid Cloud Design: VPN vs ServiceBus

Most companies have systems on on-premises servers that need to interact with the cloud components. Let's look at some options and their design implications.
Securing Secrets in Application Settings using .NET

Securing Secrets in Application Settings using .NET

Storing secrets inside configuration files is bad practice. In this example, we encrypt these values using the server machine key.
Digital Nomads: Pandemic and work/life balance

Digital Nomads: Pandemic and work/life balance

As a consultant, I have spent most of my time over the last 10 years on the road. However, the COVID pandemic changed my work situation overnight. Maybe my travel routine was wrong all these years? Maybe the digital nomad…
From Proof-of-Concept to Controlled Deployment of Azure Resources using Pulumi

From Proof-of-Concept to Controlled Deployment of Azure Resources using Pulumi

Previously, we looked into deploying Azure resources uing infrastructure-as-code using Pulumi. In this post, I am walking you through creating the C# (or TypeScript etc) code from manual prototyping and proof-of-concept deployments in Azure to making them using Pulumi.
Gulp task chaining for SPFx projects

Gulp task chaining for SPFx projects

When swapping between debugging using a workbench and deploying to a SharePoint developer tenant, we need to toggle the –ship flags. Also, we need to chain the Gulp commands. Just running gulp package-solution –ship does not perform the entire chain.
Automating Deployments using Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi

Automating Deployments using Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi

To handle Infrastructure-as-Code workflows, I use a product called Pulumi. It is built on top of the open-source platform Terraform. Pulumi handles versioning and recreation of cloud resources, handles state and shows a preview of what changes will occur.
Grouping XML Data using Altova and Logic Apps

Grouping XML Data using Altova and Logic Apps

Example using Altova MapForce to generate an XLST 2.0 mapping function and deploying this into an Azure logic app for use in an integration service.