Microsoft Cloud User Group - Manchester - 29th October 2019

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Welcome to the final MSCUG Manchester meetup for 2019 :)

If you fancy speaking at any of our events get in touch. [masked]

More info on our venue here

Event Address - Neo, 9 Charlotte Street, M1 4ET

6:00pm – Networking

6:30pm – Azure Lighthouse: Managing environments at scale - Wesley Haakman

It doesn't stop at delegated resource management. Azure Lighthouse touches the very core of ARM and is key to manage, monitor, deploy and govern environments at scale.

Having that single pane of glass is something we all want to achieve. Especially if you're responsible for managing multiple tenants and subscriptions for your business or your customers. Earlier this year Azure Lighthouse was released and that give us a whole new set of possibilities for deploying and managing environments on Microsoft Azure.

We will highlight the use cases for cross tenant management and show you multiple ways to implement automation, monitoring and governance using Azure Lighthouse technologies

7:00pm – Microservices Hell - how to deal with it on developer laptop - Greg Bernas

Nowadays many services are broken down to “single responsibility services”, which turns out that the developer needs to start many applications to be able to test its solution. Using Kubernetes (as a micrk8s, mini-kube or even a clued provided one).

Goal: break the ice between dev and ops and show how one can leverage Kubernetes to synchronize all system components.

Technologies used:
.Net core WebApi and middleware
MSSQL server in linux container
A fronted application (React.js)
NGINX as a proxy
Kubernetes (microx8s locally, AKS in Azure)

7:30pm – Break, networking and Pizza :)

8:00pm – Validating ARM templates with Pester and PowerShell Classes - Chris Gardner

ARM templates can be quite complex and there are limited ways to validate them before deploying them. The most common approach people take is to use Pester and the Test-AzResourceGroupDeployment cmdlet to do the majority of the work but this doesn't catch everything, particularly with nested/linked templates and more complex architectures.

This talk will look at these and show a solution I'm developing to solve this more advanced use case and how to integrate both it and Pester into your pipelines for ARM templates.

8.45pm - 9.00pm – Wrap up and Finish