Shane Bartholomeusz

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Azure CRON Expression – Cheat Sheet

Overview

If you're an avid user of the Microsoft Azure cloud, you might have come across CRON expressions for defining schedules.

The CRON expression format originates from Unix-based systems, where it has been used for quite some time. While it is a powerful syntax for expressing schedules, it can sometimes be a bit confusing.

This article will provide you with a quick cheat sheet for using CRON expressions in Azure.

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How To: Create PDF Email With Power Automate

Overview

Do you have a need to generate emails with PDF attachments using the Power Automate (aka Microsoft Flow) workflow engine?

Guess what! You're in luck because in this post I'll show you how to do exactly that. I'll show you how to generate a PDF document and send it via email.

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Meet the Azure CLI

Overview

There are numerous ways to manage your Azure resources, including the web-based Portal, the Azure Cloud Shell, API's.

In this post I'll be focusing on the Azure Command Line Interface (or CLI).

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Explained: IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS

So, What's It All About?

When I first starting exploring the world of cloud, it took me a little while to fully understand the different cloud models available …. What does it all mean? What exactly is the different between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) vs Platform as a Service (PaaS) vs Software as a Service (SaaS)?

In this article we'll take a deeper look at the differences IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS cloud models – but without all the tech jargon!

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How to Pass: Azure AZ-900 Exam

Overview

The Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 exam is the first stepping stone on the Microsoft Azure cloud certification pathway.

Having recently passed the AZ-900 exam I wanted to share my thoughts and insights in this AZ-900 Exam Study Guide to help others pass the exam.

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Solved: Excel 256 Row Limit in MS Power Automate

Problem

Whilst reading Excel files within Microsoft Power Automate (or Azure Logic Apps), you might notice that only the first 256 rows will be imported …

What The? What is Going On Here?

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Handling Excel Dates in Microsoft Power Automate

Problem

Dealing with dates can be a real pain in the proverbial sometimes … and Microsoft Power Automate (aka Microsoft Flow) is no exception.

I recently had to bulk load some records from an Excel file into SharePoint Online using Microsoft Power Automate … you'd be forgiven to think that this would be a trivial task … WRONG!

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How To: Set Azure App Service Time Zone

Background

We recently migrated a legacy .NET web service running on-premise to an Azure App Service. During testing we identified an issue with DateTime translations. Our application had a reference to DateTime.Now.

Previously, our app was running on-premise and therefore using Western Australia Standard Time (+8). However, following the migration to Azure, it was using UTC time by default, so we therefore needed to change the default time zone configuration.

In this post I’ll explain how you can update the time zone of your Azure App Service.

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How To: Backup Synology NAS to Azure Cloud

Overview

In this article we'll look at how to configure your Synology NAS to backup your data to the Microsoft Azure cloud.

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Azure VM “The Server Encountered An Internal Error”

And so it begins …

The day had only just begun … I got into the office … I grabbed a coffee … sat down at my desk.

I tried connecting to one of my Azure dev VM’s but for some reason I couldn’t RDP to it. I waited a bit of time and then tried again, but still no luck.

My Azure AutomationAccount was configured to automatically start and shutdown my VM’s each working day.

I checked the logs for my AutomationAccount and found the message

“The Server encountered an internal error. Please retry the request.”.

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