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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Use Webhook Connector to send data from PowerShell to Microsoft Teams

Yesterday we announced Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. Check this video or the step-by-step introduction video to learn more. One of the cool features…

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Using the Azure ARM REST API – Get Subscription Information

In the fist blog post over using the Azure ARM REST API I explained how to retrieve the Access Token needed for the further authentication against the Azure ARM REST API. In this blog post I’m going to explain how you can use that Access Token and start communicating with Azure using simple web calls….

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Using the Azure ARM REST API – Get Access Token

This week I’ve been busy with trying to figure out how you can ‘directly’ talk to the Azure ARM REST API instead of using PowerShell or the Azure CLI. Because I could not find a lot of information about this topic online I thought it would nice to share some of learnings. But why would…

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Using the HTTP OMS Data Collector API for real-world scenario’s–Part 3

This is the third part in this using the HTTP OMS Data Collector API for real-world scenario’s series. In the first part I explained the how the Log Analytics HTTP Collector API works and how we could use PowerShell to get some Stock price data in the correct format. In part 2 I explained how…

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Using the HTTP OMS Data Collector API for real-world scenario’s–Part 2

In the first part of this blog post series I started with a PowerShell function to retrieve stock information and converting this to the correct format so the Log Analytics HTTP Data Collector API is able process the record with stock information. For more information about how you would post JSON data to the Log…

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