Azure Functions - The ultimate integration platform

Azure Functions is an awesome serverless offering from Microsoft. It lets you deploy a small piece of code as a “function” without having to worry about any underlying infrastructure. A function will then execute on a given event, which for example could be an event from an event service like Event Grid or Event Hubs, a message on a queue like Azure ServiceBus or Azure storage queues, a direct HTTP request like an API call or a webhook, or a timer.

Getting an access token for AzureAD using PowerShell and device login flow

Intro Have you ever wanted to query an API that uses access tokens from Azure Active Directory (AzureAD) from a PowerShell script? There are a lot of solutions for this that uses an application in AzureAD and authenticates using its client-id and secret. If I have a web application or a non-interactive service this is the way to go. My friend and colleague Emanuel Palm wrote a great post on Microsoft Graph API with PowerShell for that scenario.

Azure Function App Setting and Container Size not supported error

Intro I deployed an Azure function using ARM template and then tried to manually add an application setting in the portal. Got the following error message: Updating web app settings The specified container size is not supported. Use one of these container sizes: 128, 192, 256, 320, 384, 448, 512, 576, 640, 704, 768, 832, 896, 960, 1024, 1088, 1152, 1216, 1280, 1344, 1408, 1472, 1536. Searched on the internet, found this issue: https://github.

Hosting a blog without a server

tl;dr I’ve migrated my blog from WordPress to a static web site hosted on Azure storage. It was way easier than I thought it would be and I don’t regret it for a second! Now I’m hosting this blog on an Azure storage account using static pages generated from MarkDown-files by Hugo. I still have a few things to figure out in regards to web-page optimization, SEO and CI/CD pipeline to make blogging as effortless as possible, but so far my only regret is that I didn’t go down this path sooner.