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Az Update: Windows Server and Docker Container Enhancements, Microsoft Connector for Oracle and more

Just because Microsoft Build is over, doesn't mean that new Azure announcements stop being announced! This week's news includes: Windows Server and Docker Container Enhancements, Microsoft Connector for Oracle, Streamlining your image building process with Azure Image Builder, Azure Backup ... continue reading
Applying AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware

Applying AI to save lives: How A Team at Microsoft made Drones Self Aware

One of the more memorable proof of concepts I participated in was alongside Salt Spring Island, BC based startup InDro Robotics. This drone operating outfit reached out to our to explore how they could better enable their drones for search ... continue reading

PowerShell Basics: How to Upload Files to Azure Storage

In recent days there has been a push to move our team's in-person presentations online. In some cases we've been asked to record our presentations. Storage has quickly become an issue and so I have been investigating ways to transfer ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Delete Files Older Than X Days

PowerShell Basics: How to Delete Files Older Than X Days

Currently spring cleaning your home... or trying to find something to do while stuck at home? I've recently taken up the task to clean my NAS and other storage devices of files not touched in over 6 months to clear ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How To Add A New Azure Active Directory User

PowerShell Basics: How To Add A New Azure Active Directory User

Our team has been receiving a large number of questions in the Microsoft Ignite the Tour Experts area regarding the adoption of Azure Active Directory. One question that comes up frequently is: "How do I automate the ability to add ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Manage Azure Resources via PowerShell

PowerShell Basics: How to Manage Azure Resources via PowerShell

PowerShell automation can be powerful when harnessed correctly. Whats more is that its capabilities can expand well beyond on-premises. To get started on this journey, this post will look at how to manage Azure Resources via PowerShell to further our ... continue reading
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Governance 101: The Difference Between RBAC and Policies

Organization's that adopt governance can achieve effective and efficient use of IT by creating a common understanding between organizational projects and business goals. To achieve said goal, "guardrails" have to be set in place to ensure resource creation and utilization ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Scan Open Ports Within a Network

PowerShell Basics: How to Scan Open Ports Within a Network

Network complexity is rapidly increasing with the addition of non-traditional devices gaining access to organizational networks. Singular purpose devices made available through the Internet of Things (IoT) offering has increased network complexity even further with the ease of adding said ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

Before starting this post, the team would like to thank all the contributions shared by the PowerShell community found on Reddit for their support on exploring PowerShell automation capabilities. The outpouring of suggestions and sharing of scripts was awesome and ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: How to Force AzureAD Connect to Sync

In every organization, the possibility of role changes or change of contact information can occur quite frequently. AzureAD Connect is a great tool that allows administrators to make said updates either on-premises or in cloud and will sync all changes accordingly ... continue reading