Dotnet core has become my de-facto framework to write apps at work as we are a Windows shop. …


My journey of embedding security in a DevOps project

A few months ago a project I was consulting for, was facing the double whammy situation of being short staffed and forced to adhere to restrictions of cash preservation, that has become the norm today. …


While the unanimous opinion about the Azure Cloud Shell is that it is a savior, the repeated timeouts (much before the 20 minutes as claimed by Microsoft) is a really off-putting experience.

Oftentimes, I use this shell to remote administer my VMs whose management endpoints (WinRm, SSH, RDP) configured to…


Now instead of creating a VM name and a easy, simple CNAME alias for a VM, create an Alias Record Set pointing to a resource in Azure or to a Zone Record Set.

This option is available from the DNS Zones blade or the individual service for which the public DNS name is being configured.

Azure internally monitors for the PublicIp of the service and assigns the value of the public IP to the A records of the entry, thereby helping you achieve cost optimization and agility at the same time.


Oftentimes there is a requirement to connect your VM to the Internet and the current networking option Virtualbox are splendid. However, there are times when you want your VM to access the Internet directly (non-proxied connection) but the host machine must still be connected to your home/office network.

Such a…


Yet another way of automating the access token procurement before using Postman with Azure…

We begin with a jump…

The next section talks about Postman, Azure, OAUTH, issues these cause to developer’s life. If you are already familiar with these and would rather not have the wounds rekindled, skip to the Solution section.

The story so far…

There is hardly any developer or an IT pro even who has not used or at…


Azure, from the time I can remember, has been offering a XplatCLI (reads Cross Platform CLI) for managing resources on Azure. However, I always favoured the Azure PowerShell as the ease of use with PowerShell was so much more than XplatCLI.

Following screenshots are the outputs of the Azure PowerShell…

Navneet Thillaisthanam

Often incorrectly opinionated…

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