Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : The Land of Az - Azure Automation with Powershell and the Azure CLI

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Land of Az - Azure Automation with Powershell and the Azure CLI

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The Azure portal is great for reviewing details of your resources and one-time operations. But when it comes to repetitive tasks, you can save time and reduce errors by executing a tested, repeatable process. This session dives into the scriptibility of Azure through the Azure Command Line Interface and the Azure Powershell cmdlets. Join Bob Crowley as he quickly goes over installation and general use, including how to accept input from users and other sources like KeyVault. In the case of the Azure CLI, explore how to parse output with JMESPath queries for formatting and for using the results in subsequent commands. Learn how to execute these commands and scripts from a terminal, the Azure Cloud Shell, Automation Runbooks and even the Azure Android app! Whether you simply want to have a virtual machine automatically started every morning and stopped every night, or you need to provision complex multi-tenant resource deployments, automation scripting is the solution. This session will give you the knowledge to get started automating Azure right away.

*NOTE: If you have an Azure subscription, bring your laptop or mobile device and hack along with Bob.

Bob Crowley
Stone Coast Fund Services

Bob Crowley is a Senior Software Developer in Portland Maine where he builds solutions in the .Net and Azure ecosystems. He has been writing bugs for over fifteen years, mostly in the financial industry despite (or because?) still not knowing the difference between a debit and a credit. With his head now securely in the cloud, Bob looks to architect business solutions that utilize the speed, security and scale of Azure offerings like Cosmos DB, CDN, App Services and DevOps. He is a frequent presenter at New England area code camps and meet ups, but in his free time he likes to make the most of both weeks of Maine's summer out on the water either in a kayak or saltwater fishing.