How to Wrap an Android LOB application using MS AWT and deploy on MS Intune as Managed Application.

  Before wrapping, an application should fulfill the below mentioned criteria: 1.  The application should be a valid Android application package with .apk extension. 2. Must not be already wrapped by any wrapping tool. 3. Should be written for Android 4.0 or above. 4.Generic applications downloaded from Google Play Store by Microsoft, Google and other…

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Download files from Blob storage account

  Introduction For every test run, we had a requirement to download application log files from Azure blob storage, parse and generate performance metrics (response times).   Problem statement/Challenge Our performance tests run for longer duration like (3hours/24hours/5days) and write thousands/lakhs of logs files to blob storage. We have to filter and download logs based…

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SCOM Advanced Authoring : Powershell Discovery from CSV file – Explained using “TCP Port Monitoring” Scenario

SCOM is exceptional tool which allows IT Administrators to customize the monitoring scenario to any extent. To have a customized monitoring solution, one must understand the authoring capabilities in SCOM, so that the solution can be easily implemented, highly optimized and has less overhead on SCOM Management servers and agents. In this post we will…


Install and Configure Exchange 2013 Server Transport Role

When Exchange 2013 was released couple of years back there were many changes in Exchange 2013 Architecture notably consolidation of many Exchange roles in previous versions of Exchange into CAS and Mailbox Role in Exchange 2013. However there was one role which was discontinued Edge Transpport role which was reponsible for providing first line of…

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Connecting Power BI to on Premises SSAS Tabular without Active Directory Sync (Effective username mismatch Problem)

  One of the great new features of Power BI is its ability to connect to on-premises SSAS Tabular data models directly with the use of “Power BI AS connector”. This connector allows you to directly query on-premises Tabular models without caching or refreshing your data, it is simply a pass-through connector between on premises…

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VSO Build vNext – versioning assemblies with MSBuild

In this blog post I will show you how to version assemblies during the Visual Studio Online vNext build. Why to version assemblies? Versioning assemblies will help you to detect, which library version has been deployed to your environment. You can obviously do it manually for each of your projects, but it can be a…

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PowerShell: Retrieve Group Policy details for Remote Computer

  There are multiple scenarios as a part of AD management where we need to retrieve Group Policy information for managed computers. There are generally two methods to get the information. Method 1: Most common method is to use gpresult.exe command which is detailed in this technet article. This works well only if that User…


How To keep PowerShell VisualBasic MessageBox in Focus

  I faced issue where I was using Visual Basic MessageBox for showing messages to users, but the popups were getting hidden behind my tool window. I had to explicitly select them, bring them to front and take action on the popup. I also tried using ‘System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox’ but it again resulted in a popup window…

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Creating My Site through JavaScript

  Overview With growing influence of JavaScript in our day to day programming we try to accomplish as much through JavaScript. SharePoint is no different. So what if you want to create My Site for your user using JavaScript. I found 2 very interesting and content rich articles which you would want to read to…


FIM Reporting Installation troubleshooting Chronicles: Part 2

This post continues on the series on FIM reporting installation troubleshooting. This post deals with the issue of continuous prompts for a SCSM patch while installing FIM Reporting on the FIM Service server. Prior to this step one should have System Center Service Manager and System Center Data warehouse installed. The DW also needs to…