Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2022.02.11

Jay Gordon

The top stories from the #AzureDevOps #community for 2022.02.11 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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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 set a reminder and join us for a great conversation and demo about Python and Pulumi.

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday, I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love
Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday, I’m in love

The Cure, Friday I’m In Love.

That’s right friends, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day weekend is upon us and I love Fridays! Not only because I get to enjoy the weekend, but because I know you get the latest and greatest posts from the DevOps on Azure Community. While it’s not flowers, cards, and or chocolates, I am sure you’ll find that I’m sharing this week’s newsletter with hearts in mind.


Posts from the DevOps on Azure Community

Enough sappy love songs from me, let’s get into the posts for this week. We’ve got new content covering subjects like Azure DevOps, Azure CLI, Managed Identity, and Bicep.

Validating YAML using Azure DevOps or CLI
John Lokerse shares his experience ensuring that his YAML files are validated using Azure DevOps or the Azure CLI.

The mystery of non-access to DevOps
Alberto Andrew takes a look at making sure there are correct policies to allow his customers to access an Azure DevOps organization.

Azure SQL Access Token Authentication with Python and Azure PowerShell from Azure DevOps Pipelines
Arthur provides an example how to authenticate to Azure SQL with an Azure Active Directory Access Token.

Automated DotNet Application Deployment on AKS Cluster on Azure Cloud using Azure DevOps
ZippyOps shares a new video to demonstrate the deployment of the DotNet application on Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster on Azure Cloud using the Azure DevOps.

How to configure Azure DevOps with Terraform Cloud/Enterprise
Manal Maroua Boucenna focuses on how to deploy infrastructure as code from an Azure DevOps environment using Terraform Cloud/Enterprise (TFE).

đź’ŞCreate a Computer Vision service using Azure Bicep Language
Dave Rendon gets Computer Vision created using the native Azure Domain Specific Language, Bicep.

Creating a Custom Role for an Azure Managed Identity
Thomas Watson shares his experience with Azure Managed Identity and the Azure Terraform provider.

A Brief Introduction To Azure Boards [with GIVEAWAY]
Davide Benvegnu aka CoderDave shares a video on Azure Boards. You can plan, track, and discuss work across your teams, connecting everything form idea to release.


Microsoft Posts, Community Events, and Updates

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.

7 reasons to attend Azure Open Source Day
To show you the latest capabilities of using Linux and Azure—and share some exciting announcements—we will be hosting Azure Open Source Day on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time.

Copy Dashboard Public Preview Part 3
The Copy Dashboard public preview now includes the ability to select a folder to store queries and configuration carried over with the copy operation. It took a little longer than expected, sorry about that, and thanks for your patience.

Continuous Testing with Selenium and Azure DevOps
There are many articles and blogs on how to use the open-source tool, Selenium, to automate testing at the UI layer. This article assumes the reader has found a plethora of materials detailing the creation of Selenium tests and may be wondering what the use of automation is if someone must manually execute it. Creating stable automated tests is most of the battle. However, the real value of automation is realized when the execution and reporting is automatic as well.

DevOps Lab | Putting Infrastructure as Software Through a Pipeline with Pulumi and GitHub Actions
Matty Stratton is back and this time, he’s bringing Kat Cosgrove to help viewers see how to use GitHub Actions along with Pulumi for their CD pipeline!

How to use Azure to kickstart your DevOps lifecycle I Build, test and deploy
In the first episode of this series, we will begin with an overview of DevOps, some of the main aspects and why it is such a big topic. We will then jump into the start of a developer journey by coding a small web application, containerizing it using Docker, and deploying it to Azure App Services.

Thank you to all this week’s contributors! We appreciate the posts by John, Alberto, Arthur, ZippyOps, Manal, Dave, Thomas, and Dave.

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!