Store a Chef organization certificate in Azure Key Vault

Through the Azure Chef VM Extension, you can easily bootstrap the Chef client on to the VM operating system. This allows you to apply Chef-driven configuration management, compliance scanning and automation quickly and easily.

In order to securely authenticate a new node against the Chef server (or hosted Chef), the bootstrap process must use the […]

New Pluralsight course published – Getting Productive with Chef Cookbooks

My latest Pluralsight course has just gone live – Getting Productive with Chef Cookbooks.

Check it out at www.pluralsight.com/courses/chef-cookbooks-getting-productive.

This is my second course for Pluralsight and the second course on Chef – it builds on the lab environment developed in the first course, called Planning and Installing Chef, which you can access at www.pluralsight.com/courses/chef-planning-installing.

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Sessions announced for Microsoft Ignite Australia

Sessions have been locked in and announced for Microsoft Ignite Australia, which is (yay!) back on the sunny Gold Coast.

My sessions are listed here, but here’s a quick summary:

The Cloud That Chuck Norris Built: Resilient Architecture in Azure

Level: 400 Summary: Moving your infrastructure to Azure? Great! Just make sure that it’s designed […]

My first Pluralsight course published – Planning and Installing Chef

I’m very pleased to be able to announce that my first Pluralsight course – Planning and Installing Chef – has gone live and is available online in the Pluralsight course library!

The course is written more from the perspective of an infrastructure specialist, rather than a developer. In it, we go through the process of […]

Presenting on Chef and Docker at Midwest Management Summit 2015

I’m really excited to announce that I will be presenting at this year’s Midwest Management Summit in Minnesota!

I’ll be presenting a couple of sessions, both with a strong emphasis on infrastructure-as-code:

Infrastructure with Chef: Get it right first time, every time

Chef gives us a comprehensive framework to define and deploy the desired end-state […]