As things start to wind down for the end of the year and we take a break from work to be with family and friends, you might start to think about resolutions for 2020. If one of your resolutions is to learn Azure then now is the best time to do so.
Here are some community resources to help you get started:
Create a free Azure account: You can sign up with a Microsoft or GitHub account and get access to 12 months of popular free services, a 30-day Azure free trial with $200 to spend during that period and over 25 services that are free forever.
December 1st sparks the start of Microsoft’s 25 days of serverless challanges. Each day throughout the month of December a new challenge will be published from the Microsoft Cloud Advocates. Your goal is to solve it in the programming language of your choice and then submit your solution via GitHub.
If you don’t know anything about Azure or serverless then no problem. Each challenge will provide hints to get your started
Oh no! An evil grinch has stolen all of the world’s servers! Travel around the world helping everyone replace their current solutions to common tasks with serverless technology in time for the holiday rush.
Each day’s puzzle will bring you to a new location somewhere in the world! You’ll be helping local folks in that location with some problem they have, showing how moving to serverless can help things get done! Each day’s puzzle will bring you to a new location somewhere in the world! You’ll be helping local folks in that location with some problem they have, showing how moving to serverless can help things get done!
A couple things to note about the above profile that you might need to change based on your local system.
For the “commandline” line, you will want to change “Enterprise” to the Visual Studio 2019 SKU you have, like “Professional” or “Community”.
For the “icon” line, I downloaded a VS 2019 icon from https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/ and resized it to 32×32 and saved it in my RoamingState folder %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\RoamingState
For the “guid” line, you need to generate a new GUID and enter it in here.
Once you’ve saved these changes restart the Windows Terminal app and your new Developer Command Prompt for VS 2019 will be listed.
There are a number of other consoles you can add like “Python”, “Linux Bash”, “PowerShell Core, “Ubuntu”, and many more.