(Cloud) Tip of the Day: What’s new in PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

Today’s tip… At Microsoft Ignite 2018, PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell became generally available Azure Cloud Shell is available through the Azure portal, the stand-alone experience, Azure documentation, the Azure Mobile App, and the Azure Account Extension for Visual Studio Code. Improvements: Faster start-up: At the beginning of PowerShell in Cloud Shell’s public preview, the…

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Cloud) Tip of the Day: Programmatically onboard and manage your subscriptions in Azure Security Center

Today’s tip… Securing your Azure workloads has become easier with the release of Azure Security Center (ASC) official PowerShell Module! Many organizations are looking to automate more tasks, as manual work is prone to human error and creates a potential for duplicative work. The need for automation is especially prevalent when it comes to large…

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Tip of the Day: AzureSavesMoney PowerShell Module

Today’s tip… Clean up old and unused resources in Azure. Reports on the following resource types: Report on the following resource types: Unused Network Interfaces Unused Network Security Groups Unused Public IP addresses Empty Resource Groups Old Resource Group Deployments Classic Alerts on resource no longer available Log Alerts on resource no longer available Unused…

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Tip of the Day: Understanding which Update Sources are Configured

Today’s tip… We often get questions from customers who want to know from where their clients are receiving updates when multiple sources are configured (including, online, WSUS and other). It can be quite cumbersome to determine which source is offering a particular update. Recently, I learnt that there are two simple PowerShell Cmdlets that enable…

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Tip of the Day: PowerShell Core, generally available and supported!

Today’s tip… As of January 10th, 2018: PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. The blog article below addresses the following: Where do you get it? How do you update a pre-existing PowerShell Core installation to…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Which Azure Region?

Today’s tip… With 42 announced regions worldwide, each with different capabilities; deciding which Azure Datacenter to deploy your workload to can be a complicated decision.  Fortunately, we make it easy to view which features and products are available in each region. In Azure PowerShell, you can use Get-AzureRmLocation and Get-AzureLocation to get details on the…

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