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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 …

Using ChatGPT connector in Azure Logic Apps

Introduction Disclaimer: this is just for fun! I don’t actually use it to suggest replies to my emails 🙂 Additionally I also have disregarded any data sensitivity concerns in doing this for the name of testing things out and fun. I thought it was a cool concept that could have some valid use cases. For …

Deploying Azure Policy remediation via Azure Lighthouse with PIM

Intro As you cannot grant owner level permission in Azure Lighthouse (contributor is the highest level available to us) we need to circumvent a way around this limitation for Azure policy remediation. The solution to this is granting the User Access Administrator role with two delegated roles: Contributor & Log Analytics Contributor. This will allow …

Terraform hanging in WSL Ubuntu

When I was trying to run terraform plan in WSL Ubuntu (20.04) it seemed like it had hung. However, when exiting from the process I was receiving the following error: The error was a red herring as my permissions were OK after double checking in Azure. Turning on the Terraform debug trace feature I found …

How Azure Dashboards can proactively help with cost monitoring

There are many ways to manage and keep an eye on Azure spend using Cost Alerts for subscriptions, departmental budgets, etc. (And even more recently in Preview at the time of writing, Azure Cost allocation). However, an additional tool in the Azure arsenal is to harness an Azure Dashboard. Using a dashboard can be a …

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