PowerShell working with Azure Resource Manager RM - Step By Step Changing RM Subscriptions

There are two different types resource modes in Azure. One is the Service Manager (classic) and the other is the new Resource Manager. Resource Manager is the new model and much, much better for a bunch of reasons. Those reasons are beyond the scope of this post but the way to connect to the Resource…

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How To Cleanup Email Address in Excel, Split User Name from Email, Extract Email Address

After downloading some email addresses from a registration database, I found that people use all different sorts of formats for the emails.  Unless of course you do checking when collecting the data.  Well, I had thousands of emails that I needed to cleanup.  I turned to Microsoft Excel to help me make clean stuff up….

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Step-By-Step How To Migrate users and user Data from XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8 TO Windows 10 Using Microsoft Tool USMT User State Migration Toolkit

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 provides new and improved deployment tools for automating large-scale deployments of Windows 10.  What you collect with USMT ScanState is customizable through modifying the XML configuration files.  For more information on the defaults, see What Does USMT Migrate?.  The USMT tools can be used to migrate…

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How To Get Started Automating Azure Infrastructure As A Service with PowerShell Step-By-Step

Getting Started with PowerShell for Azure Install PowerShell Azure Module: The first thing we have to do is download the Azure PowerShell Module.  You can get to it from http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/ (uses Web Platform Installer) Click on install and follow the prompts. Run Azure Powershell: that you have installed the module, you should be able to…

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How To Remove Azure Accounts (Cached Credentials) From PowerShell Remove-AzureAccount for ALL Accounts Step-By-Step

Have you ever noticed that sometimes PowerShell gets confused regarding accounts?  I have many Azure Accounts and many subscriptions so it happens to me all the time. When you change from one Account to another and set the subscription for the prior account it does not perform as expected.  As an example, when you run…

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Migrating Web Application from On-premises to Azure Step-By-Step

In this blog post, I want to show you how to convert an on-premises web application (with SQL backend connection) to run in a VM in Azure. This is part of a series which you can find at The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional. In a nutshell what you need to do is: Create an…

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Microsoft Azure Loadfest March 20, in Cambridge MA

  ​ If you were at out Windows 10 Loadfest you also got a ear full of Microsoft Azure. If you couldn’t make it, we’ve got something special for you.   Microsoft Azure Loadfest March 20, in Cambridge MA   Dan Stolts (ITProGuru) has a full day of hands on labs including: What is Azure…

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Azure PowerShell Getting Started Authenticate with Certificate

There are two ways you can authenticate to Windows Azure. You can store a username and password or you can use a certificate. If you want to authenticate with a password see How to: Connect to your subscription My preference is to use a certificate. Certificate Authentication The Windows Azure PowerShell module includes cmdlets that…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Appendix Extra Labs–Step-By-Step

IT-Camp Azure Labs Lab Home Page… Includes DOCx and PPTx http://ITProGuru.com/AZLab2 Description and Live links to Series Lab 1: Building Foundation Virtual Network Storage Cloud Service Lab 2: Building Workloads Build Domain Controller Create SQL Server (SQL) Lab 3: Working with Identity Create Azure Active Directory Lab 4: Build Application & SQL Workloads Create Application…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Lab 5 Building Application Workloads – Deploy Data Access App–Step-By-Step

Lab 5: Building Application Workloads – Deploy Data Access App Configure endpoints for WEBFE01 In this task, you will configure the required public endpoints for WEBFE01. Perform the following tasks in the Azure management portal. In the Azure management portal, click in VIRTUAL MACHINES. Click WEBFE01, and then click ENDPOINTS. Click ADD. In ADD ENDPOINT,…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Lab 4 Building Application & SQL Workloads–Step-By-Step

Lab 4 Building Application & SQL Workloads Create a new web server virtual machine from the Microsoft Azure management portal You will create a new virtual machine to run the web application. You can create this VM using quick create; however, that will not enable you to specify the service or storage, and will create…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Lab 3 Working with Identity–Step-By-Step

Azure Active Directory is a service that provides identity and access management capabilities in the cloud. In much the same way that Active Directory is a service made available to customers through the Windows Server operating system for on-premises identity management, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a service that is made available through Azure…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Lab 2 Building Workloads–Step-By-Step

Lab 2: Building Workloads Azure virtual machines give you the flexibility of virtualization without spending the time and money to buy and maintain the hardware that hosts the virtual machine. However, you do need to maintain the virtual machine — configuring, patching, and maintaining the operating system and any other software that runs on the…

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IT-Camp Azure Labs–Lab 1 Building the Foundation

IT-Camp Azure Labs Lab Home Page… Includes DOCx and PPTx http://ITProGuru.com/AZLab2 Description and Live links to Series Lab 1: Building Foundation  Virtual Network Storage Cloud Service Lab 2: Building Workloads Build Domain Controller Create SQL Server (SQL) Lab 3: Working with Identity Create Azure Active Directory Lab 4: Build Application & SQL Workloads Create Application…

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Powershell Script to Create Registry Files to Change Powershell Execution Policy

In a prior post, I showed you how to manually configure your computer to enable ExecutionPolicy so you can run Powershell scripts.  To make it even better, I now have a powershell script that will create the .REG files you need so all you have to do is run the script and double-click on the…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Windows 8.1 Keyboard And Mouse – Shortcuts Galore

How do you navigate in a touch world without a touch device?  I am glad you asked.  This post will address that question in great detail but we will also look at all the other great things you can do with keyboard and mouse shortcuts.  Read It, to understand what you have been missing.  Bookmark…

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