Category Archives: Azure

Integrating On-Premises Jenkins with VSTS to deploy to an ILB ASE

Hi, I recently had to work on integrating an on-premises Jenkins with VSTS in order to use VSTS’s out of the box capabilities to deploy resources to Azure. Although there is quite a good documentation on this topic, you must … Continue reading

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My recipe to build secure applications hosted in Azure

Hi, Here are some tips that might help you building and hosting secure applications in Azure. Application Architecture: Clients and APIs Make sure to make a clear segregation between clients and APIs. I’m not a great fan of MVC where … Continue reading

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Azure Security Cheat Sheet

Hi, Cybersecurity is a concern for everyone today as more and more workloads are connected in a way or another, meaning exposed in a way or another. When it comes to the Cloud, things turn wilder as PaaS, CaaS, FaaS … Continue reading

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Deploy Azure App Services to multiple regions within the same subscription – VSTS trick

Hi, Most of the times, when deploying App Services such as a webapp to a single region, you simply use the Azure App Service Deploy task, that is currently in version 3.0 and whose a preview of the next version … Continue reading

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DevOps – Azure API Management and VSTS, better together

Hi, Visual Studio Team Services aka VSTS is a great tool when it comes to Application Lifecycle Management, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. It is a must have tool in any DevOps organization working with Microsoft technologies (but not only). … Continue reading

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May Azure AD V1.0 endpoint be used for GDPR compliancy?

Hi, By now, everybody should have heard about GDPR. While not being a lawyer, I think I can summarize it this way: any identifiable personal information as well as sensitive personal information is subject to GDPR regulation.  This first and … Continue reading

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VSTS extension to provision Azure Active Directory Apps in an automated way

Hi, I have published an extension on the VSTS Marketplace that helps automating the deployment of Azure Active Directory Applications for business applications. The task comes with several built-in templates that cover most of the topologies.  It helps dealing with: … Continue reading

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