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A few weeks ago I commented on a request from Jack Tracey for speakers at the Open Mic Night of the August 2019 Sussex Azure User Group - with the idea being to share your stories of mistakes you've made that have led to P1 incidents. I flippantly said I had plenty of stories but wouldn't be able to travel down to Brighton for the meetup - and Jack asked if I could record something or do something remotely on the night.

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In my last post, we created a DNS zone and added a record pointing back to the public IP address of my home broadband connection.

That's all well and good, but since it's not a static IP, it can of course change - so we want to be able to keep the record up to date with the current IP.

Today I'll show you one way of doing that, using a very lightweight updater client (windows or linux) that uses an Azure PowerShell function (ok, I might be a bit of a fanboy when it comes to those!) to update the DNS record-set entry.

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The more that I use Azure cloud services, the more I think of ways to use them, either to do something new, or to replace some process or service I already use.

Today, I'll show you how you can use Azure DNS to provide a Dynamic DNS capability at significantly reduced cost compared to services like No-IP and DynDNS. A future post will automate the process of keeping the DNS entry up-to-date.

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Although all of my posts have been Azure related thus far, I did say back at the start that I may blog about other tech aspects that interest me or that I think others might find useful - and that's what we have today!

Today I’ll be showing you how to automatically tidy up old files on Google Drive using Google Apps Scripts.