Antti K. Koskela is a Finnish Software Developer / Generally Geeky Person working as a Cloud Solutions Architect for Etteplan, living as a hermit in the beautiful Finnish countryside. Koskila.net is his personal professional (e.g. professional, but definitely personal) website.
Okay, let’s drop the third person speech. You can read more about me and stuff I do from here: https://www.koskila.net/antti-koskela/
In addition to this being my personal home page (nowadays, I guess that means a catalogue and links to my other stuff online in different channels, right?), I’m blogging about all kinds of exciting and/or tricky topics.
See a few of my latest blog articles below:
- How to (easily) move data between SQL databases?Every now and then, you run into a situation where you need to overwrite a database’s contents with those of another database. Maybe you’ll need to update a staging environment with partial data import from production, or perhaps you have a new developer coming in and they need some data – I don’t know. But this should be a run-of-the-mill action. Something you can do in a minute. The bottom line is – this shouldn’t be complicated. Background Backups are the obvious answer. I’m not…Continue reading How to (easily) move data between SQL databases?
- How to fix a Logic App deployment that failed with error “UsageConfigurationNotSupportedInSubscription”?This article explains a quick and dirty fix when you get an error somewhat like “UsageConfigurationNotSupportedInSubscription” when you’re deploying an Azure Logic app from a template. The same fix will probably apply to a number of other issues – but don’t hold me accountable for this :) Anyway – on to the topic of the day! Problem Can you tell by some of my recent blog posts that I’ve been deploying a few Logic Apps recently? :) Today, my Azure Logic App deployment from a…Continue reading How to fix a Logic App deployment that failed with error “UsageConfigurationNotSupportedInSubscription”?
- Using Azure CLI to assign an AD group to multiple resource groups at onceThis article describes a solution to an ages old question of mine: how can I add an Azure Active Directory group – like a security group – to multiple resource groups at once? I’ve had to do this multiple times, and manual work takes quite a while. And who likes multiple manual steps? To be fair, this article could also be called something like: “Using Azure CLI to spend a lot of time to unnecessarily complicate a mind-numbingly boring task of adding one Azure AD…Continue reading Using Azure CLI to assign an AD group to multiple resource groups at once
What’s koskila.net about?
The tagline for my blogging efforts has been Solutions are worthless unless shared for quite a while already. That’s to say, since I’ve gotten a lot of help from the community whenever I’ve had issues getting something to work, I like to give something back. This blog is my way of doing that.
Blogging has been a great, lightweight way to sort my thoughts and document weird fixes and findings along the way. And boy, has there been a lot of them! Microsoft’s stack always keeps surprising me – mostly in a positive way, but there’s an occasional bump along the way too.
A lot of people seem to struggle with the same issues, as the blog nowadays has some 70 000 visitors monthly. May you find my thoughtful workarounds as useful as I have!
In addition to more technical posts, sometimes I might post about my sessions at different community events, or experiences as an expat living in a foreign country (in 2017, that country was the USA, in 2018 & 2019 Canada). Right before the pandemic, I moved back to Finland to live in the middle of a forest.
Back in the olden days, when the world was not on fire, I used to travel to different events. Now it’s all digital, which is… Not quite the same.
You can also see a list of all my sessions and session materials.
No upcoming engagements. Would love to meet y’all again, after we’ve got a vaccine or something.