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Service Bus + Terraform

I have worked with Azure Service Bus for years and one of the biggest challenges was always how to manage change on the Queues and Topics within a Service Bus Namespace. You could use a tool like Service Bus Explorer to manually make the changes, but this approach is manual and error prone….

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Integration Playbook – Azure Governance with Allowed Resource Type Policy

Ive recently just added a section to the Integration Playbook talking about how architects can apply governance to their Azure Estate by looking at azure policies https://www.integration-playbook.io/docs/azure-policy-allowed-resources Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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User Groups and Community in and around the North East

In 2019 I decided to try and get out and about a bit more and to start exploring what there is these days in terms of IT community around the local area.  Newcastle Power BI User Group The Power BI user group is a new group started in 2019 and…

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Integration Playbook

I have just launched the Integration Playbook which I have had in mind for a few years but only recently got around to doing. The idea is a community resource aimed at Architects, CTO and Leads. The resource will provide information, guidance and insights around common architecture and integration topics…

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Azure AD Set Passwords to Not Expire

This blog post is more of a reminder for myself as much as anything. I had a need to mark some service accounts in Azure AD so that their passwords dont expire. The aim was that we had a few service accounts used in a couple of places and we…

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Setting up Function Apps via Powershell

This post is really a note to self and if its useful to anyone else then great!  If your wanting to script setting up many Azure Function Apps then you may find this useful. I had a task to create a bunch of function apps in different resource groups and…

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Powershell to setup Azure AD B2C Guests as users in CRM

Imagine a scenario where you want to add guest users from another Azure AD tenant to your own tenant so that they can use your CRM instance.  This could be a B2B collaboration story or it could also be a story of mergers and acqusitions. In this case we have…

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Building Better Web Apps with Logic Apps and Signal R

In this article I would like to discuss a pattern I’ve implemented recently where we could improve the user experience in a web app through the use of Logic Apps and Signal-R. Lets imagine we have a scenario at Acme University. They have built a super Student Portal building using…

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Azure Functions and SpecFlow

Anyone who follows my blog will know I am a big fan of Specflow for testing components. We usually use SpecFlow to compliment normal unit testing with some automated integration tests which combine the idea of “Does the component behave like we expect it to” with the opportunity to have…

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No protocol binding matches the given address Error with WCF on Azure Web Apps

Recently we had an issue with a WCF service hosted on Azure App Service. This lead to an interesting troubleshooting scenario which I thought would be interesting to share. The experience showed some of the opportunities of cloud and some of the challenges at the same time so I thought…

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