Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2022.01.21

Jay Gordon

The top stories from the #AzureDevOps #community for 2022.01.21 are here!

Welcome back! I am Jay Gordon and every week I try to bring you the latest updates from around the DevOps on Azure community. If you have a post you’d like to have me include, I am always listening. You can reach out on Twitter or LinkedIn and I will be sure to share your latest post with the community. Also, be sure to tag your posts with #AzureDevOps!

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Another week in the books, another Friday for tons of community content from Azure. I’ve got some great articles to share but I wanted to let you all know that I am going to be hosting a Microsoft Reactor Session on February 16th, 2022 at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET on Deploying Azure resources with Python and Pulumi. I’ll be joined by Matty Stratton and Kat Cosgrove of Pulumi to show you how Python and Pulumi will help you deliver your apps to the cloud faster than ever. You’ll be able to enjoy this session from anywhere by heading to this YouTube link. So be sure to st a reminder and join us for a great conversation an demo about Python and Pulumi.


Posts from the DevOps on Azure Community

We’ve got new posts on Octopus to deploy your apps to Azure, GitHub Actions, inner source, Terraform, and more. Let’s get started!

Getting Started with Octopus Deploy (Video Tutorial)
My former teammate and overall great person Sarah Lean along with Derek Campbell will show you how to get started with Octopus Deploy and Azure.

Set runtime parameters to your GitHub Actions workflows
The prolific Damien Aicheh returns to this week’s list of news with a post on setting runtime parameters in your GitHub Actions workflows.

The most useful tool in Inner Source
MVP Matteo Emili looks at the tools that helped along the way while adopting “inner source” for one of his clients.
Azure DevOps Boards integration with Microsoft Teams Martin Therkelsen shares how to incorporate dashboards and kanban boards in Microsoft Teams.

Automate password rotation with Github and Azure (Part 2)
Marcel’s new post part 2 of his series on automating password rotation with GitHub and Azure.

How to setup renovate in Azure DevOps to keep your project dependencies up to date
Rodrigo Groener covers how to use the renovate bot to help keep your dependencies up to date by running it on a regular schedule. Some great example YAML for your Azure DevOps Pipeline is included.

Managing Active Directory Objects with Azure AD Provider for Terraform
Adam Connelly posts what the Azure AD Terraform provider is used for, how to authenticate and grant permissions and see examples of what you can do with it.


Microsoft Posts, Community Events, and Updates

DevOps Series – Github intro – Codespaces S1E2 (Virtual)
Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
We will introduce the basics of GitHub, and demonstrate what the platform is capable of when it comes to, Code, Issues, Actions, Secure development and codepaces. We will also talk about Open/inner source culture.

Azure Open Source Day (Virtual)
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM ET
Join this free digital event to learn how Microsoft is committed to open source and works with the open-source community to develop new technologies. Hear about the latest trends and capabilities of using Linux and Azure together—direct from Microsoft insiders. Whether you’re new to Azure or are already using it, you’ll discover how to turbocharge your apps and data with open-source and hybrid cloud technologies. Plus, hear Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, share a special announcement on the 30th anniversary for Linux.

Deploying Azure resources with Python and Pulumi (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
In this session, the Pulumi team and Jay Gordon from the Azure team will show you how Python and Pulumi will help you deliver your apps to the cloud faster than ever.

Generally available: Containerd support for Windows in AKS
Containerd is an industry-standard container runtime. Using containerd enhances pod creation speed as well as stability. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) now supports containerd for Windows server containers. This is available for Kubernetes version 1.20 and higher.

Just in time privilege’s access to Azure DevOps
To perform certain actions on Azure DevOps including, process template changes, extension import, build modification etc. requires user to have privilege’s scopes at either organization or project level. In large enterprises where Azure DevOps organizations are centrally managed or managed via service accounts, enabling permanent privilege access for group of members posses lot of security risk. In scenario’s where organizations are created using service account, require user to login via same to perform privilege actions. This posses a security risk of sharing credentials with multiple users and traceability of action performed.

Thank you to all this week’s contributors! We appreciate the posts by Sarah, Derek, Damien, Matteo, Martin, Marcel, Rodrigo, and Adam.

If you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure, please share it with the #AzureDevOps hashtag on Twitter!

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