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Set up Azure Shell locally – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading
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Setup Azure Shell locally of on a local network – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading
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How to setup and run Azure Cloud Shell locally

Hello folks, Lately I’ve been building and tearing down complete environments in Azure to test and record demos. To do that I’ve been using a combination of PowerShell scripts, ARM templates and AzureCLI scripts in the Azure Cloud Shell. Some ... continue reading
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How to Manage SharePoint and Microsoft Teams with PowerShell Core

If you're as addicted as I am with SharePoint, you might be glad to know that managing SharePoint is now possible with PowerShell Core! What is PowerShell Core? PowerShell is an automation scripting language from Microsoft, which was originally only ... continue reading
Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update enters Public Preview

Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update enters Public Preview

On the 30th of April the Spring Update Release of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) entered Public Preview. This means anyone can go to the Azure Portal and deploy an WVD Workspace and test the new capability. This article discusses the ... continue reading
Az Update Azure Stack HCI and the future, PowerShell 7 SSH Remoting, AI to save lives

Az Update Azure Stack HCI and the future, PowerShell 7 SSH Remoting, AI to save lives

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 a couple of exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to ... 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 Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

Az Update: Azure Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

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
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading

Improvements in Windows PowerShell Container Images

Beginning with Windows Server 20H1 Insider builds, Windows Server Core Insider images have been reduced in size from ~2.1 GBs to ~1.1 GBs. How did the Server Core images get over 40% smaller? Traditionally, Windows 10 and Windows Server have ... continue reading