Abundance vs scarcity mindset

Scarcity mindset is believing there will never be enough. In our world, it means protecting our expertise. If someone has our skills, then there’s only so many problems to solve. If someone automates it, then there’s no problem for me...

Using custom events in app insights

At first glance, many folks don’t realize the leverage in using an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tool like Application Insights. Yes, you can funnel logs to it so that you can search on them later. Yes, it will give you...

Choosing a subscription strategy

Often times, subscriptions can be become unwieldy. If there’s lack of organization, it creates multiple problems downstream. It can be challenging to track costs per application or subsystems. Tracking costs per environment can also be challenging. Granting access to developers...

Enforcing resource group tags

Resource group tags can be very useful. It can be one those things that you don’t realize that you need it until you wish you had it. One of those moments might be billing.

What if we deployed to production daily

Deploying to production quickly used to mean that some developer would have access to the production servers and deploy straight from their computer. Often, this was associated with the “cowboy” way of doing things. So, understandably, some companies created and...