Shift Left and Increase your Code Quality with GitHub Branch Protection Rules

If you’re using GitHub as your source control provider, then I’d encourage you to using Branch Protection Rules if you’re not already doing so! In this blog post, we’ll cover what Branch Protection Rules are and how they can increase your code quality.

Blog

August 30, 2021
How GitHub can help in planning, building and deploying a Podcast/Blog site

Chris is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He’ll explore how GitHub Actions can be used to deploy your own static sites (or other apps!) to Azure.

Talk

August 26, 2021
IoT Simulation, Azure IoT and real world learnings

In this episode, Chris is joined by Peter Gallagher, Freelance Programmer for PJG Creations, Microsoft Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author… IoT Expert, proud dad, gadget addict and Meetup organiser. Peter talks about the various IoT simulators available, Azure IoT and his experiences IoT across his career. If you’re a maker or interested in IoT, then this is one not to be missed!

Episode

July 16, 2021
CGN6 - Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 6 - Gaming as Entertainment - Esports and Streaming

Playing games has always been a social experience. Whether it’s board games, sports or video games - a multiplayer component is common. We see these experiences becoming forms of entertainment (e.g. watching our favourite sports teams compete). This trend continues into the Gaming Industry, as we see the growth of eSports in Gaming, as well as streamers regularly broadcasting over on YouTube and Twitch. Chris is joined by Lee Williams, as they talk through these trends and how Cloud has enabled this transition.

Episode

July 7, 2021
An introduction to Cloud, Azure and the Azure Portal

In this session, Chris will discuss some of the fundamental concepts of the Cloud and Azure, and providing an introductory walkthrough of the Azure Portal.

Talk

July 1, 2021
39 - A discussion with John Lunn

In this episode, Chris is joined by John Lunn, aka jonnychipz! An organizer of the Welsh Azure User Group, Blogger and Vlogger, Chris and John talk around 100 days of Cloud, Learning Cloud and Exam Certifications, Cloud Adoption and getting involved in the community. Wanted to start learning cloud, or getting more involved in the community? Then this may be a talk to follow!

Episode

June 18, 2021
Tales from the real world with Matt Bradley

In this episode, Chris is joined by Matt Bradley! Matt helped start the Public Cloud Division at UKFast. While UKFast works with both AWS and Azure, Matt’s focus is on the Azure side, dealing with architecting and building solutions. Matt has delivered several talks within the community, including ‘The Azure Storage Minefield’. Join Chris and Matt as they talk through some of Matt’s learnings along the way and observations as he has been on his own journey with Azure and public Cloud!

Episode

May 28, 2021
Social Opinion with Jamie Maguire

In this session, Chris is joined by Jamie Maguire - Developer, Microsoft MVP (AI) & Pluralsight Author. Jamie shares how he built a SaaS (Software as a Service) in my own time using .NET and Azure. The platform lets you analyse Twitter, grow, maintain and manage your Twitter account. If you’ve considered building your own SaaS platform, then stay tuned for this episode!

Episode

May 14, 2021
35 - A discussion on Azure Spring Cloud

Find out how you can leverage Azure Spring Cloud for running your Java spring boot applications on Azure. Chris is joined by Gitte Vermeiren as they talk through all things Azure Spring Cloud in this episode of Cloud With Chris!

Episode

April 23, 2021
V008 - Weekly Technology Vlog #8 (Changing Role, Guest Appearances, LOTS of Azure News)

In this video, Chris recaps the events over the last week, including his transition from FastTrack for Azure Engineer into a Cloud Solution Architect, The Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern and being ‘In Conversation with’ JonnyChipz and the relaunch of Azure Thames Valley! This week, expect an additional blog post on GitHub and GPG, as well as an Intro to Landing Zones with Karim Fahmy. Don’t forget to checkout the session with Squared Up on Thursday as well! It’s a busy week! The last one has been busy for the Azure Enginering teams, as we recap some of the updates (This is one not to miss - There’s a lot!)

Episode

February 22, 2021