Getting all operations for all Providers so create custom roles in RBAC for Azure

Today I was asked to help a customer find ALL the roles available for inclusion into a RBAC role’s they possibly want to create. There is no definitive list I could find but it definitely is there in Azure somewhere So I wrote a little script that helps exports all the Providers and Operations you…

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Update

  Hey all So I have been quite for a while… this is mainly due to high workloads but also I moved! I am now a resident in San Francisco! Will be trying to put more online in the coming weeks as I come across little bits… John

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Deploy a VM with Azure PowerShell Preview 1.0 Cmdlets

  There are tons of examples out there and to be honest this is for as much my reference to go back and grab it when I need it. so here is a simple script nothing fancy whatsoever but functional First part lets collect the name you want to assign to the Virtual Machine you…

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Use Microsoft Update or Internal WSUS depending on your location

  Here is another case I was asked about how to have internal clients use the WSUS server they have published when connected to the corporate network and when outside the corporate network to use Microsoft Update First a simple PowerShell Script ###################################################################3 $intWsusServer = "internalwsus.contoso.com" $ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue" $ping = New-Object System.net.networkinformation.ping $results =…

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Export all your Trusted Root Certificate from Local Machine store

  Today I was working on a case for a customer where every web page he visited he got a security error in all browsers. The main message was “Could not Establish a Trust” It was a Windows 2008 R2 Server and after validating the name was correct on the certificate they were trying to…

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Lets start blogging again!

Over the past few months, lots of have happened … tons of learning, various conferences and lots of writing.. not blogs but books and training material… hopefully now things are getting less hectic so I will start blogging again! look out for some posts very soon..

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SMA Run book for enabling hyper-v replica after deployment in WAP

  In Windows Azure Pack you have the ability to link your Automation runbooks to an "Event" One of the common things that I see is about providing a disaster recovery solution to a customer especially in a multi tenant environment.. During VM creation we link our runbook to the Event as shown Now everytime…

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TechEd Europe 2014

  Last week in barcelona I had to privilege to present a session called In depth Introduction to Service Management Automation! We have a nice room and it was pretty full… the best part about it is that it is recorded! So if you want to check the session see the channel 9 link below!…

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Using Lync Client SDK to Automate Call Testing

  A while ago I did a blog post and it leverage the Lync Client SDK  to do call testing but it was dependant on the users being in your contact list. This is ok to a degree but what if you needed to just provide an input list of sip uri’s that you needed…

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