Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

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Windows Terminal - What is it, and how can it make you productive with Azure?

For some time now, I’ve been using Windows Terminal as my local terminal for interacting with my command-line tools for quite some time now. Whenever I’m demonstrating Kubernetes concepts or working with the Azure CLI, I’ll likely have had the Windows Terminal open at some point. I …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

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Why use Git, How it Works and what's going on behind the scenes?

Introduction

I’ve recently released a few Cloud Drops episodes on Git related content. The ‘Git Behind the Scenes’ video was incredibly well received. I’m also aware from my day-to-day discussions that there’s a mix of experiences with Git, so also made a Git 101 Video. …

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Chris Reddington Published on Thu, Apr 1, 2021

Using Git LFS to version Podcast Audio files and trigger releases to production with GitHub Actions

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Using Git LFS to version Podcast Audio files and trigger releases to production with GitHub Actions

For some time, I’ve been using GitHub actions to update the content of my website (i.e. pages, descriptions, metadata, etc.). Through Hugo, these content updates automatically update the RSS feeds. This then makes the episodes appear in podcast services such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 4

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Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 4

Part 4 - The final part (at least for now, until I find somewhere else that we can expand on with this)! This part will focus on porting the keys that we have recently generated onto our YubiKey device. I own a YubiKey NEO, so I’ll be using that.

Note: Be aware that the YubiKey NEO has a …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 3

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Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 3

Okay, part 3! At this point, I’m assuming that you have already familiarised yourself with part 1 and part 2 of the series. As a quick recap, part 1 focused on why we would consider using GPG Keys in general. Part 2 focused on how to generate GPG keys along with some recommended practices on …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 2

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Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 2

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read part 1 of this series, which explains why you may be interested in using GPG keys to sign your commits. Congratulations on getting to the second part! In part two, we’re going to focus on how I worked through setting up GPG in my Windows …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

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Using GPG Keys to sign Git Commits - Part 1

For a while now, I’ve been using GPG Keys to sign my Git Commits to prove that my commits on GitHub are genuine and from me. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been inspired by a couple of colleagues (Kudos to Adrian and Julie if you’re reading this) to dig out my YubiKey and use these …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The Past Four Years

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The Past Four Years

For the past four years, I’ve been part of a team at Microsoft called FastTrack for Azure (FTA). FastTrack for Azure is part of Azure Engineering’s Customer Experience Team, focused on successfully on boarding customers on a project-by-project basis as they bring production workloads …

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Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Cloud with Chris Setup - Part 2 - Lights, Camera, Action!

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Cloud with Chris Setup - Part 2 - Lights, Camera, Action!

A few people have recently been asking about my setup, so I figured it may be a good time to start writing about it! This is the second part of the series, where I’ll focus on the Lights, Recording Equipment and my overall setup. If you’re interested in the PC setup, then take a look at …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Cloud with Chris Setup - Part 1 - My PC

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Cloud with Chris Setup - Part 1 - My PC

A few people have recently been asking about my setup, so I figured it may be a good time to start writing about it! I’ll break this into a few posts to keep it digestible. The first part will be focused on the main powerhouse behind it all - My PC!

For quite a while I’ve wanted to build …

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Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Jan 27, 2021