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VMware Releases VMware PowerCLI 6.5.2

The past couple releases have introduced some new and exciting modernizations for PowerCLI. We’ve moved from Snapins to Modules, leaving behind registry settings and the need for an installer and making packaging much easier. We then introduced you to PowerCLI installation through the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, making installation and updates a single command. All of these […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16257

Today we are very excited to be releasing Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16257 to Windows Insiders. To access, register at the Windows Insiders for Business program or the Windows Insider program and then navigate to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page. This release also includes the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) packages. When […]

Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Server

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is available in Windows Insider builds of Windows Server. Now developers and application administrators can run tools they use in Linux environments alongside Cmd and PowerShell. If you want to jump straight in, the installation guide is available here. Why include WSL on Windows Server? We want Windows, including […]

Microsoft: How to set Azure PowerShell to a specific Azure Subscription

If you have multiple Azure Subscriptons, when you login you get a default subscription set, so if you try and take any actions on a feature in another subscription you would get a ‘NotFound’ like error.  So you need to set the correct subscription. The old (ASM) way of doing that was to use the […]

Is your backup infrastructure really safe against cybercrimes?

“There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those who don’t know they have been hacked,” – John Chambers, CEO Cisco. We are talking about cybercrime, a global industry bigger than illegal drug trafficking. That being said, you can be quite sure that your backup infrastructure will be under attack in […]

VMware App Volumes Automated Entitlement Replication

Deploying App Volumes in a multi-site scenario takes proper planning and consideration. You need to consider a lot of different factors that will influence the level of availability. For example, how quickly must your users be up and running in case the main site goes down? VMware explains the two main options for an App […]

Microsoft: Build an infrastructure monitoring solution with Service Map

Have you ever been responsible for a flaky application, and wanted to set up an automatic notification when a server, process, or connection isn’t there when it should be? Me too! And by using OMS Azure Log Analytics and Service Map, I solved my problem with the built-in features and a small bit of PowerShell. […]

VMware: Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment – Part 3

Last time we explored the wonderful vra-command tool. Now it’s time to dive into the REST API world of vRA configuration. You may already know the vRA API and probably may have already used it. However, if you open a browser and navigate to https://you-vra-va:5480/config you’ll see a nice UI listing all the available options for meddling with your infrastructure: […]

Microsoft Azure App Service Premium v2 in Public Preview

Azure App Service is announcing the Public Preview of the Premium V2 tier! App Service is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offer that allows you to quickly build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web, mobile, and API apps running on any platform. Apps running on App Service can meet rigorous performance, scalability, security, and compliance requirements while leveraging […]

Microsoft: Go serverless with R Scripts on Azure Function

Serverless is all the rage, now you can get in on the action using R! Azure Function supports a variety of languages (C#, F#, js, batch, PowerShell, Python, php and the list is growing). However, R is not natively supported. In the following blog we describe how you can run R scripts on Azure Function […]

Windows Workloads on AWS – 2017 AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Amazon Web Services
AWS helps you build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications quickly, easily, more securely, and more cost-effectively. This Hands on Lab workshop will give you everything you need to get started deploying Windows Workloads on AWS, starting with creating and securing a new EC2 Windows instance. Learning Objectives: Securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances […]

How to Transfer Millions of Files Using PowerShell

I was tasked with moving and archiving approximately 16.5 million files from one location, while ingesting around 4,000 new files per hour. This job was for a single client, and my company has multiple customers with similar needs. Keeping the data organized and available has been a challenge for over a year, and we have […]

Enabling Modern Authentication for Office

Enabling Azure AD and Office 365 features including multi-factor authentication and Conditional Access will impact your users because they’ll need utilise App Passwords (one time passwords used for authentication with legacy applications). Unfortunately this will only serve to confuse users and result in calls to your service desk. Modern authentication is, of course, the way […]

Citrix XenMobile: Working Through REST API, Part 1

Citrix Systems
During my more than 20 years of consulting, automation has always been one of my priorities. The key to automation is, for the most part, scripting. Luckily, these days, our products have public APIs and can be handled through a wealth of programming and script languages. This post provides a “quick-start” to XenMobile’s REST API. This will lead […]

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