The other day I was talking to a colleague and evaluating options for modernizing a bunch of on-premises scripts. We discussed Azure Automation Accounts with PowerShell Runbooks as an option when I heard the feedback “it’s hard to email from a runbook” so I dove in, read a number of articles and got to work as I was curious how this can be done in a secure and modern fashion. In this post I’ll walk through the concept and how you can build it yourself using Azure Automation, PowerShell, Microsoft Graph and Keyvault.

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AzureLive is a new virtual event with a physical on-site and virtual sessions presented simultaneously. For it’s first event I was invited to host my session on Azure Cost Management. A physical event in these times? Yes, exciting for sure. I also got the chance to co-host a session of the CTRL+ALT+Azure podcast. Together with regular host Jussi Roine, we talked about all the new Azure stuff announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021.

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In my last blog post, introduced a new blog series around the subject of Static Websites. I strongly recommend reading the introduction if you’re unfamiliar with this. In this post I’ll be looking into the possibilities of hosting your static website on Microsoft Azure. If you already have a static copy of your website at the ready, sign up for $200 in Free Azure credits and follow along. Static web app hosting on Azure Hosting options in Azure In Azure there are a number of options for hosting your website.

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As you may have noticed from my last blog post, I’ve been invested into using a static website to serve, among other platforms, my personal blog. This is a shift occurring mostly in the opensource world and specifically content that doesn’t change too often and/or needs to be archived. Think of version documentation of a project or publications. I’m writing a series of blog posts on this subject and how you can use Microsoft Azure to deploy your latest static adventure.

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As of September the 20th, my site is hosted on Microsoft Azure, more specifically an Azure Storage account, using the Static Website feature! By making my site have a static front-end, the need to run it on script-enabled web-servers is gone and it can run on pretty much any host you can think of. Also by removing access to the dynamic scripts (WordPress back-end), the site’s attack surface decreased to 1/10 on an imaginary scale.

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Martijn Brant

Martijn is a Microsoft certified Azure Architect, loves to play with and share new tech with others.

Cloud Architect

The Netherlands