Your first DevTest Labs artifact – PowerShell scripts

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In my last post, I talked about how to create a custom Azure DevTest Labs artifact JSON file, but I also said you’ll probably need some kind of script to go along with it. In this post, I’ll show you some tricks and tips I’ve discovered (and been shown) to help make creating your own,…

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Your first DevTest Labs artifact – JSON file

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At this point in my Azure DevTest Labs blog post series, I’ve covered just about everything you need to know to start using DevTest Labs and even how to customize the available artifacts you can use by supplying your own from a personal GitHub repo. What I haven’t shown you how to do yet is…

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Getting to work with GitHub and Azure DevTest Labs

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In my last blog post I showed you how to add a custom GitHub repo to your Azure DevTest Labs setup. I gave a few hints about folder structure and links to the great GitHub bootcamp documentation, but if you’re new to GitHub you might still be a little confused about just exactly how you’re supposed to interact with these repo…

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Connect your GitHub repo to Azure DevTest Labs

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If you’ve been following along with this Azure DevTest Labs blog series, then you know how to do the basics to get a dev/test lab set up using what you get by default from the service. Virtual machines are easily created and there’s a large number of artifacts (scripted actions) available in the public Azure…

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Creating your first VMs with Azure DevTest Labs

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If you read my last post then you already know how to get an Azure DevTest Lab setup using your Azure subscription. Next, I’ll introduce you to some concepts and get you started creating your very first virtual machines and really kick the lab’s tires. Now, before you get all excited and jump straight to that shiny…

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Getting to know Azure DevTest Labs

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A (very) long time ago, I was one of the first people to obtain a Windows 2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) certification. Back then, just as now, I liked to test things out in a lab before introducing my latest technical interests into production—or these days, publishing what I learn to https://docs.microsoft.com. Of course, in the…

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Deleting Azure Active Directory

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If you’re like me, and I know I am, you have probably signed up for several Microsoft Online Services trials or just somehow ended up with multiple Azure AD instances associated with your Microsoft Azure subscription. Turns out they’re kind of hard to delete, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how. Just because you don’t want the…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part III

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If you’ve been picking up what I’ve been putting down on my blog about Windows Information Protection (WIP) then by now you’ve read Part I & Part II. Which means you know how to create a WIP policy with Intune as well as what happens from the end user and Windows event logging perspective. If you haven’t read…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part II

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If you read my last blog post (Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part I), then you probably have a good idea about how to create and deploy a Windows Information Protection (WIP) policy to managed Windows 10 devices. If you didn’t read my last blog post, then you might want to take some time…

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Microsoft Intune & Windows Information Protection: Part I

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You’ve probably heard a lot about the app protection policies available for iOS and Android when using Intune or SCCM to manage those devices. And, chances are, you’ve asked yourself and others what’s the deal with ­protecting data on Windows devices? Well, here’s your answer: Windows Information Protection (WIP)—previously known as Enterprise Data Protection (EDP)….

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