Assessing value through software architecture

by Alex | March 09, 2023 Reviewing and assessing systems can lead you through a rabbit hole. Using The Method you can find a systematic approach for delivering an answer to the value and quality questions businesspeople have.... READ MORE

Securing workloads in azure: CMK for storage encryption

by Alex | February 24, 2023 Do you need to reach compliance by encrypting storage with customer managed keys? I will walk you through the steps to bring your own key if your HSM does not have a native Azure Key Vault integration.... READ MORE

Securing workloads in Azure: Part 3 setting up your own build server

by Alex | August 14, 2022 Once the apps service is secured, we can't deploy to it anymore from outside environments. We need to set up our own build server in our network. This post explains how to do that... READ MORE

Securing workloads in Azure: Part 2 making connections private

by Alex | July 26, 2022 After putting the WAF in place, the next challenge is to make sure requests from the web are flowing through the WAF and make sure the app service is not accessible from the public anymore. Enter private endpoints.... READ MORE

Securing workloads in Azure: Part 1 setting the scene for network security

by Alex | July 14, 2022 We want to run a website! Choose App services for running the website, SQL database for the backend. And finally: key vault for some secret storage. Yup. We’re secure. But what will the networking guys say? Will we pass inspection by CISO or DPO?... READ MORE

Securing queries for use with a centralized azure log analytics workspace

by Alex | January 05, 2022 Do you want a single pane of glass for monitoring your azure resources? In this post we take a look at one of the first questions you'll want to see answered: can I share information with my users without breaking privacy constraints?... READ MORE

How to integrate Azure Data Factory with Azure Key Vault

by Joeri | November 17, 2021 Stop hardcoding credentials, certificates and connection strings in your Azure Data Factory Linked Services right now! In this post you'll learn how to integrate Azure Data Factory with Azure Key Vault.... READ MORE

Using git with powershell in Azure Devops release pipeline

by Alex | March 30, 2021 If you've ever wanted to perform some git commands in an azure devops release pipeline, for instance to update files on a schedule, there are some things to know and some tricks that can help you reach your goal.... READ MORE