Article: Using Azure Resource Manager functions to save time building ARM templates

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In this article, we will explore a couple of useful functions to save time when creating your ARM templates, where we are going to use dynamic data to populate APIs, regions and assign names to objects.

Using Azure Resource Manager with templates helps the organization build Azure resources and solutions in a predictable and consistent way. In this article, we are going to be building ARM templates and explore the process to name resources, define a location, and ensure that API is dynamic instead of being entered manually.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).