Sending messages to Microsoft Teams from Visual Studio Code

This week I released my first Visual Studio Code Extension for Microsoft Teams. Are you already using VScode for PowerShell script development or other coding? If not, now is the time to get started. You can find all the information to install and configure the Microsoft Teams Extension on the Market Place for VSCode. Download…

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Azure Automation new Microsoft Flow Service

Did you know we just added Azure Automation as new service for Microsoft Flow? Azure Automation provides tools to manage your cloud and on-premises infrastructure seamlessly. You can now trigger an Azure Automation Runbook with the following Actions: Create Job Get Job output Get status of job Let’s have a first look at creating a…

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Azure Automation Runbook Webhook lesson learned

You can start an Azure Automation Runbook with a webhook. A webhook allows you to start a particular runbook in Azure Automation through a single HTTP request. This allows external services such as Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, Microsoft Operations Management Suite Log Analytics, or custom applications to start runbooks without implementing a full solution…

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Using PowerShell Modules in Azure Functions

Steve Lee published a couple of blog posts about how he created a PowerShell Open Source Community Dashboard in PowerBi. In his last blog post he explained how he used PowerShell, Azure StorageTable, Azure Function and PowerBi to create the Dashboard. In his blog post Steve mentions that within Azure Functions you only can run…

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Run Azure Runbooks with a Bot in Microsoft Teams or Skype

While working on a customer scenario where Azure Automation Runbooks needed to be started as easy as possible by less technical people I suggested to use Bots. And it turned out to be very easy to get started. No deep technical knowledge is needed to get started So what do you need to do to…

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PowerShell Azure Functions lessons learned

Lately I’m playing with PowerShell Azure Functions and I learned there are some things I needed to learn and that’s why I want to share some more info about this topic. What are Azure Functions? Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code…

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Installing Linux packages on an Azure VM using PowerShell DSC

I’m currently working at a customer who is moving to our Azure Cloud and wants to deploy their Azure Resources as much as possible automated. We are using Visual Studio Team Services for the Release Pipeline, Operations Management Suite to gain visibility and control. Part of the Automation and Control Solution of OMS is Configuration…

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Using the Azure ARM REST API – End to end Example Part 2

This blog post is a continuation of the third blog post in this Azure (ARM) REST API series. Please review the following blog posts first if you have not done yet: Using the Azure ARM REST API – Get Access Token Using the Azure ARM REST API – Get Subscription Information Using the Azure ARM…

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Use Microsoft Flow to send a message to Microsoft Teams

Yesterday I wrote short blog post on how you could use a Webhook Connector to send data from PowerShell to Microsoft Teams. For more info on Microsoft Teams check this video or the step-by-step introduction video to learn more. Today I wanted to try to use Microsoft Flow to send a message to Microsoft Teams…

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Using the Azure ARM REST API – End to end Example Part 1

In the first two blog post about using the Azure (ARM) REST API I explained how to get the Access Token and how to get some simple info about your Azure Subscription. In the last two blog posts about using the Azure (ARM) REST API we are going to do the following: Create a Resource…

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