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Shared variable file patterns with Azure Bicep

Introduction Shared variable file patterns with Azure Bicep, what is it and what does it mean? How can you benefit from this? What problems can it solve? Without regurgitating too much from the Microsoft Docs on this at a high-level it’s a great way to utilise a JSON file to put common variables you want …

A look into the Azure OpenAI Chat Accelerator

Introduction A few months ago Microsoft released the Azure OpenAI Chat Solution Accelerator. The accelerator is to help organisations fast track and simplify their adoption of the Azure OpenAI service by giving an out the box private chat solution that gives you a familiar user experience. This is enabling your organisation to have your own …

Exploring the awesome Bicep Test Framework

Bicep Test Framework

Introduction Bicep test framework is still in early developmental phase being an experimental feature. It was first presented by Bicep team on the August community call and peaked the interest from the community, myself included. The goal of the test framework is a focus on client-side tests without the need to send off to ARM, …

Consuming Bicep modules – What are my options?

Introduction There’s a few different options when it comes to consuming Bicep modules, do you need to write your own modules? Use the public Bicep registry? or are there other options to consider? I’ll detail my experiences & thoughts on this with pros & cons that each of the routes have. To check these different …

Troubleshoot Bicep with export templates

Intro Export template in the Azure Portal is a useful tool to lean on when you need to understand a resources properties, syntaxes, and structure. We’ve all been there, deploying some Bicep or ARM, but it’s failing on some SKU or it doesn’t like some syntax. Whilst the MS Docs are usually fantastic at showing …

Using the new .bicepparam file!

No more JSON Parameter files!? Well, nearly. The .bicepparam feature is still in experimental mode currently, but looks to be coming soon as part of the future Bicep releases. If you’ve worked on ARM templates or Bicep you will be very familiar with the joys of working with a JSON parameters file. It can be …

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