New Azure Webinar Series

Free Azure webinar As part of our commitment to training and the community we are happy to announce that we will start a new series of free Azure webinars presented by David. Register here to get your FREE ticket. Yes, FREE! Webinar format The idea behind these webinars is to...

Getting started with Pulumi on Azure

Getting started with Pulumi on Azure Pulumi? Someone the other day didn’t quite hear me right and asked “Haloumi?”. Well, I can’t blame them, Pulumi is still a new player, started in 2017 by two former Microsoft employees. What does Pulumi do? Well, they took Infrastructure as Code VERY literal...

How to install Azure Service Fabric SDK

This is a quick one but it cost me quite a bit of time to solve this little puzzle, which ended up being a not too difficult one after all. I was asked to create an Azure pipeline which would create a new Azure DevOps build agent based on a...

Being a Microsoft Azure MVP

IT is not my job it’s my passion They say if you find a job you love, you don’t have to work another day in your life. After my first passion didn’t work out as a career (I intended to become an Air Traffic Controller as I love aviation) I...

Azure Foundations Training

Safe the date for our upcoming Azure Foundations Training in Melbourne on Thursday 31/01/2019 Learn tips and tricks from a Microsoft MVP how to set up and configure Azure for your business. Training Objectives This training will cover a company’s Azure subscription design and foundational setup. Attendees will learn how...

A Strong Cloud Foundation

Without a strong foundation your cloud will soon collapse. To make sure that is not the case we believe it is paramount to get the foundations right even before deploying the first application into the cloud. Business Requirements A cloud foundation builds on business requirements, not on tools. Tools will...

Conference season

We are thrilled to announce our presence at two major independent conferences on two continents over the next two months. David will be travelling and presenting on important Cloud topics at the following conferences: IT DevConnections in Dallas / USA Highload++ 2018 in Moscow / Russia (English website) Cloud Track...

Do Cloud right

If you are contemplating a move to the public cloud then it does not matter which industry you are in, Retail, Travel, Banking, FinTech, Health or even Government. These all have one thing in common; you need a good strategy. Actually, they have one more thing in common, cloud is...

Welcome our first employee

It is with much pride that I am happy to announce that from today on XIRUS has its first employee. Technically, really the second employee, as David was the first, but who cares for technicalities?! Without further ado, please welcome Sandra O’Brien to the team. Sandra joins us from the...

Techmentor conference at Microsoft HQ

Two weeks ago David represented us at the Techmentor Event in Redmond / USA which was held on Microsoft’s global headquarters, a great venue for a great event. Apart from delivering two very well received sessions on cloud topics he also used the opportunity to meet members of some Microsoft...

Super small Azure toolset

Swiss knife Azure toolset with Linux Run all the containers I do not like installing tools on my laptop, mainly because I do not want to get attached to my laptop. Around 3 years ago I read Jess Frazelle’s blog article on how and why she runs all her desktop...

Configure diagnostics on Microsoft Azure SQL

Azure SQL - Logs and metrics Right click - deploy. Copy a file to the server. Lift and shift your on-premises server to the cloud. What do these practices usually have in common? Yes, the lack of production readiness in the cloud. Lack of service logging and metrics collection. Something...

New Blog

News and tech articles around Microsoft Azure We will be continuously posting interesting articles around the latest announcements on Microsoft Azure and what they mean to you as a customer. On top of that we will also post technical articles explaining how Azure services work or how to solve specific...