Exploring Azure Stack and Azure Stack HCI - Part 1

March 26th at 11:40am
Kenny Lowe


Note: This is an opinion piece, representing my personal views.

Today, Microsoft announced an exciting new addition to the Azure Stack brand - Azure Stack HCI! This announcement enhances the Azure Stack portfolio in a few important ways, evolving the WSSD program into the 2019 ecosystem,...

The Practical Guide to the Cloud, for IT Pros - Part 1

February 9th at 11:40am
Kenny Lowe


This blog is part of a series relating to the Microsoft IT Implementer group, the goal of which is to bring more focus and help to the IT Pro/IT Implementer audience when discussing cloud technologies. We’ve worked with a select group of Microsoft MVPs to put together a new blog series cover...

Grav on Azure - Grav Code Deployment

July 22nd at 7:42pm
Kenny Lowe

Now that the infrastructure is deployed, all that remains is the intallation and configuration of Grav itself. This is a fairly straightforward process, but there are some nuances to be aware of and some tweaks to be made for this environment.

The first thing to do is to download Grav itself. Grav...

Grav on Azure - Infrastructure Deployment

July 21st at 1:42am
Kenny Lowe

As far as I'm aware, there isn't a guide for deploying Grav into Azure App service, or for integrating it into the various PaaS elements I've chosen to make use of. Even the documentation for deploying in a Windows environment is fairly scant, so we'll be learning as we deploy here for the most part...

Grav on Azure - High Level Architecture

July 18th at 7:33pm
Kenny Lowe

Knowledge not shared is knowledge squandered.

Having made the decision to rebuild my site from the ground up in Grav, I went seeking documentation on how best to deploy it into Azure App Service. Such documentation did not exist, so I'm using the opportunity to hopefully make someone else's...

Fresh Blog, Fresh Start

July 17th at 5:34pm
Kenny Lowe

A couple of weeks ago, the unthinkable happened to me - through a series of some unfortunate, and some idiotic circumstances, I lost the database and the associated backups for my 7 year old blog.

This has been an extremely eye-opening experience for me, and I have to admit that this is a very di...