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Microsoft 365 Password Expiration Notification Email Solution for On-Premises AD Accounts

"Hello Again World!" Hi there! Mike Kullish, here. I'm a Microsoft Customer Engineer (CE) based just off the Gulf Coast of Florida with a focus on AD, Hyper-V and DFS, but I try to help customers with anything on the ... continue reading

A closer look at the Crescendo configuration

In my previous post, I looked at the details of a Crescendo output handler from my VssAdmin module. In this post, I explain the details of a cmdlet definition in the Crescendo JSON configuration file. The purpose of the configuration ... continue reading
Dealing with deployment blockers with Bicep

Dealing with deployment blockers with Bicep

Hello Folks! Have you ever had a deployment blocked because the behavior you get from the portal is different than the deployment you get from an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template or a Bicep deployment? Well, I had that issue ... continue reading
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Converting string output to objects

In my previous post, I talked about using Crescendo to create a PowerShell module for the vssadmin.exe command in Windows. As I explained, you have to write Output Handler code that parses the output of the command you are using ... continue reading
How to find your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent

How to find your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent

If you have been using the Azure Log Analytics agent to monitor your Microsoft Azure virtual machines, you may have received an email stating that this functionality is being replaced by the Azure Monitor agent: Start using the Azure Monitor ... continue reading
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How Do I Install Windows Supplemental Fonts on Windows 10?

Hi, Elizabeth Greene – Customer Engineer here. One of my customers wanted to install the Japanese and Korean fonts on their systems in their build task sequence while retaining the English en-US GUI. Here’s how to do that. Manual installation ... continue reading
Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Hello folks, I have been doing some setups for demos on migrating VM to Azure. In good “cooking show” fashion I needed to have my environment ready to be reset so I can run the demo again. Well, instead of ... continue reading
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A guide to combatting human-operated ransomware: Part 2

This blog is part two of a two-part series focused on how Microsoft DART helps customers with human-operated ransomware. For more guidance on human-operated ransomware and how to defend against these extortion-based attacks, refer to our human-operated ransomware docs page ... continue reading

My Crescendo journey

In a recent PowerShell Users Group meeting I was thinking that it might be good to talk about the new Crescendo module and how to use it. I was going to ask Jason Helmick if he would do a presentation ... continue reading
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Azure Monitor – OMI Vulnerabilities Rapid Check Workbook

Hi folks, As you have heard for sure, Microsoft found, and released fixes for, serious vulnerabilities, which allow for Elevation of Privilege (EoP) and unauthenticated Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI). These vulnerabilities are deeply ... continue reading