Crossposting Content: A New Project

Following on from my recent post where I discussed using for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), I wanted to stick with a similar theme, but a slightly different angle or topic. This time, we’ll be covering the topic of crossposting content.


May 5, 2021
V018 - Weekly Technology Vlog #18

Welcome to weekly Vlog #18! We’ll be covering the latest from Azure, Azure DevOps, GitHub and Cloud with Chris! Chris also provides an update on the Hugo CrossPoster.


May 2, 2021
Introduction to Logic Apps

Many years ago, I wrote a blog post which introduced Logic Apps at a very high level when they were initially released. Ahead of a blog post that I want to write on Logic Apps v2, I thought that it may be worth writing a more thorough recap of Logic Apps as a platform. Logic Apps is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, which allows you to easily build visual workflow integrations. Whether that’s plumbing several microservices together, entirely different solutions within an enterprise, or some of the repetitive backend administrative tasks for a podcast or blog site, Logic Apps may be worth exploring.


April 26, 2021
Optimise your site - Addressing recommendations from

In my blog post earlier this week, I mentioned that I recently spoke at the Northern Azure User Group. The other speaker for the evening was Scott Hanselman, who talked about his journey moving a 17 year old .NET App into Azure. This was his blog. Along the way, he called out some of the tools that he used along the way. One was a tool called As any engaged listener does, I took note of the tools that he used, and added them to my backlog during the talk. When I later investigated the initial rating of the site, I received a score of an F - which appears to be the lowest possible score that you can receive! Given that I only allow HTTPS traffic to my site, I was surprised by this - so I begun looking into the recommendations further.


April 14, 2021
Tips on getting started with blogging and content creation

In case you missed it, Shannon Kuehn, Jamie Maguire, John Lunn and I joined Sarah Lean for a panel livestream on her channel talking about our experiences getting started with blogging, and our experiences with blogging platforms. In this post, I want to focus on the first aspect - how you can get started with blogging, and some of the common themes / recommendations I’ve heard, not just from this session, but from other active community contributors.


April 12, 2021
How to get started blogging and choosing your platform - Panel Discussion

Chatting to some colleagues about blogging and sharing our success stories and failures!


March 31, 2021
Cloud With Chris - Moving Forwards

You may have noticed there are some posts preceding this one. I’ve had a few attempts at putting my blog together, but then dwindle out on my cadence… Well, given the recent success with my Cloud with Chris podcast, I’m beginning to consolidate… Starting with my blog! Here’s an update on what you have to look forward to!


January 2, 2021
7 - Creating Cloud with Chris

We’re going to go in a little bit of a different direction for this episode, and focus on the podcast itself and my podcast journey so far! Not only is this episode topic slightly different, we’re running a different format as well! In this episode, I’m joined by my colleague, Fletcher Kelly - who is exploring the idea of setting up his own podcast! Instead of me being the interviewer, I’m the one who ends up in the hot seat and talk about my experience so far of setting up Cloud with Chris! Hopefully this will give you a little bit of an idea of my journey so far, and why I wanted to set the podcast up as well! So, let’s go ahead and start the episode…


May 24, 2020
An Introduction to Azure Functions

If you have been keeping up to date with the latest and greatest in Azure Services (yes, I know there are quite a few!), you may have heard of a new service called Azure Functions. Azure Functions is an event-driven Platform as a Service capability, helping you to execute code upon the occurrence of a particular event. It is currently in preview, though already has a lot of potential.


September 12, 2016
DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

When designing a solution, you want to be sure that your communications are secure and that your users can trust your application. Typically, SSL certificates can be useful for this purpose.That is well and good from a design and development perspective, but there may some management headaches when operating and governing the solution. How do you keep track of the certificates? How do you guarantee that they are kept secure? How do you ensure that certificates renew on time?


September 12, 2016