Adventures with Azure DevOps: Manual Validations

I wanted to test adding approvals to an Azure DevOps YAML pipeline, outside of Environment approvals. I created a project that contains the following files: deploy.bicep – Bicep template that will create a storage account in Azure. validate.ps1 – PowerShell script that mocks a validation stage, could be a what-if or some other validation. deploy.ps1…

Adventures with Cosmos: Delete All Documents

When testing my Cosmos database I often like to reset the containers, or in other words, delete all the existing documents. Unfortunately, there is no way to do a DELETE * FROM in Cosmos, at least not yet. I know I could create a Console Application or Azure Function to do this, but I was…

Adventures with PowerShell: Add or Update Resource Tags

Whenever I deploy a release to Azure, using Azure DevOps, I like to add or update a tag with the current build version. To do this, I created a PowerShell script called UpdateTags.ps1. In full disclosure, transparency, and whatever other buzz words there are now for coming clean, I cobbled this script together from a…