Deploying your ARM template with linked templates from your local machine

Any now and then you have to make some major changes to the ARM templates of the project you're working from. While this isn't hard to do, it can become quite a time-intensive if you have to wait for the build/deployment server to pick up the changes and the actual deployment itself. A faster way to test your changes is by using PowerShell or the Azure CLI to deploy your templates and see what happens. Read more →

Tune your Terminal with a PowerShell profile

With the new Windows Terminal available I've been searching on how to upgrade my console experience. I see a lot of people improving their terminal to show important information, like which Git branch you are working on, which Azure subscription, the actual location on disk, etc. A couple of months ago I came across Brad Wilson his post on the matter and I like the way his terminal looks. His post, is rather straightforward, but there was some information missing. Read more →

Deploying your ARM templates via PowerShell

You might have noticed I've been doing quite a bit of stuff with ARM templates as of late. ARM templates are THE way to go if you want to deploy your Azure environment in a professional and repeatable fashion.Most of the time these templates get deployed in your Release pipeline to the Test, Acceptance or Production environment. Of course, I've set this up for all of my professional projects along with my side projects. Read more →

Setting up your site with SSL and Let's Encrypt on Azure App Services

It has become increasingly important to have your site secured via some kind of certificate. Even your Google ranking is affected by it. The main problem with SSL/TLS certificates is the fact most of them cost money. Now, I don't have any problem with paying some money for something like a certificate, but it will cost quite a lot if I want to set this up for all of my sites & domains. Read more →

Reinstall Modern apps via PowerShell

As of late, there are a couple of Store apps which just won't install on any of my Windows 10 machines (One Commander and Open Live Writer in case you are interested). The message shown is: The error code is 0x80073CF9, in case you need it. If you do a search on the error number you'll find numerous posts and articles explaining on how this error might be solved. As it happens, the error also occurs on Windows Phone/Mobile systems. Read more →