Convert Packer JSON File to HCL2

Packer has announced that classic JSON files are now supported as legacy files. The limitations within classic JSON make it harder to configure the packer template. That’s why Hashicorp has decided to create HCL support for Packer. This blog is about how to convert your Packer JSON File to HCL2 (Hashi Corp Language 2). Furthermore, … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 0 – Prepare Azure DevOps

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 0! On many request I will write about preparing your Azure/Azure DevOps environment. In addition, this will help you start with part 1. These topics will be discussed … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 6 – YAML/Bicep SessionHost Deployment

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 6! We built the image, but I would like to show you another sessionhost deployment type. The type where YAML and Bicep are used to create the sessionhost. … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 5 – YAML Image Build Pipeline

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 5! We built the image, deployed a sessionhost in the previous parts. Next up is converting the Image Pipeline to YAML Pipelines. In addition, YAML pipelines hold all … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 4 – Deploy SessionHost Powershell

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 4! We built the image in the past parts. It’s now time to actually built hostpools from our image. So, part 4 is about building hostpools! Prerequisites Part … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 3 – Shared Image Gallery

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 3! Part 3 is about the Shared Image Gallery. This is a service within Microsoft Azure to publish images and we are publishing our managed image in the … Read more

Windows 10 Image Series – Part 2 – Artifacts and Applications

In this series I am going to show you how build a Windows 10 Image via Azure Pipelines and DevOps without 3rd party tooling, welcome to part 2! Part 2 is about artifacts. Uploading the image variables to an artifact, uploading applications to an artifact, downloading applications from the artifacts and creating artifact feeds. Prerequisites … Read more