Richie is a man of many hats (and shoes), both literally and figuratively: he has worked in many different roles from software tester, developer, DBA and TFS Administrator. When not running to and from work he can be found at home, probably playing Pokémon Go.


A CI/CD pipeline that is not trusted because of it's rate of failure due to unreliability is sometimes worse than no pipeline at all. In this talk we will discuss our experiences of what works and what prevents a reliable deployment process.
Let's be honest; dealing with Keys for Azure Service Principal can be a pain. Fortunately Azure Active Identity has an Identity type called Managed Identity that we can assign to a resource and make use of that for authorisation. We will discuss the beneifts of using Managed Identities in Azure to authorise resources without having to use Service Principals.