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On Prem To The Cloud: Everything As Code (Episode 4)

Our customers have been wanting some more basic, getting started material on taking their on prem applications and moving them to the cloud. This video series does just that. Starting with a simple on prem solution, lifting and shifting and ... continue reading
ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

Have you ever wondered if there is an option to limit the number of agents you need to deploy on your servers to allow for proper monitoring? There is the Azure monitor Agent, the performance monitoring agent, the Desired State ... continue reading
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Managing Hybrid Runbook Worker At Scale

Hello readers , The Azure Automation question of today is: how can we manage (registration or de-registration) the Hybrid Runbook Workers (HRW) at scale? In this automated world, it is fool to think that we need to go each computer ... continue reading
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How to Automate a PKI Configuration for an Existing Azure VM in Microsoft Azure

Jessica, our (fictitious) cloud engineer at our (fictitious) Adatum consulting firm, has just built an Azure development lab environment using Infrastructure-As-Code, and feels quite pleased, but now her team lead Jason is asking her what their plan is for development ... continue reading
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Turn Off “Automatically Dismiss Lock Screen When Face is Recognized” At Scale

Introduction Windows Hello in Windows 10 is a biometric means of recognizing a user and authenticating them to a device using a fingerprint, secure PIN, or face recognition. If a personal or corporate device is capable of face recognition, it ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Desired State Configuration code: How to troubleshoot the extension

Hello folks! If you have made it this far, know I think you’re amazing and one of a kind! If you are just tuning in now and would like to see the full blog series daisy chained together, take note ... continue reading
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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading
Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

Digging into the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template Code

If you are here because you want some automation built into your world vs. manual domain controller builds + configuration, then you’ve arrived at the right place! Two hot topics come into view when discussing ARM Templates: Configuration Management and ... continue reading
How to Build an Azure Automation Lab

How to Build an Azure Automation Lab

Hello fellow IT industry professionals! I’m Preston K. Parsard, and I’m truly excited to bring you some awesome automation opportunities, so to start, let’s consider these scenarios: 1. You’re an IT professional and to stay competitive, relevant and enhance your ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

Az Update: Azure Dedicated Host News, Azure Stack Edge with GPU and govern your hybrid servers

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading