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Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Enable Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB) Using PowerShell

First published on TECHNET on Mar 07, 2018Hello all, My name is Neil Bird, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. This is the second blog post in a series where […]

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Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Identify Orphaned Disks Using PowerShell

First published on TECHNET on Feb 21, 2018Hello all, Neil Bird here again, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. This is the first in a series of blog posts where

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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

First published on TECHNET on Jul 31, 2017 Hello all Neil Bird here from the Cloud & Infrastructure team in the UK. I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) specialising in helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. One of my customers recently asked me if there was an

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PPKGs Part 2 – Testing and deploying provisioning packages for Windows 10 1607

First published on TECHNET on Feb 20, 2017Hello again, is it really a week since I wrote Part 1 ? Without further ado, let’s get cracking. So in Part 1 we created a simple provisioning package. Now we want to test that in a VM before you go deploying it to all those shiny Surface

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PPKGs Part 1 – Creating Simple Windows 10 1607 Provisioning Packages

First published on TECHNET on Feb 11, 2017The world of IT is moving fast and it’s only getting faster. You may have seen blog posts before about creating Windows 10 Provisioning Packages, but did you know there’s a really easy way to do it using a wizard these days? In the 1607 version of the

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