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Proxmox – a great Hypervisor for running servers

In present day, the context in which you run a server or application has become quite blurred. In the olden days, you’d install an operating system on physical hardware and run your application on that. Nowadays, not only do you

Posted in AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, New Technology, Organization will set you free, PowerShell, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

You should get to know Chocolatey, for Windows

As you see all around you, pretty much every technology has transitioned to this concept of a “package manager”. That is, some sort of scheme (tools and techniques) to install pre-made components into your technology. We see it with Nuget,

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, PowerShell, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Windows

Using PowerShell to query Active Directory

I first got excited about PowerShell when I wrote about it here, and then I did another post for how to interact with Active Directory, here. Well, over the last couple days I’ve been dabbling with a PowerShell script to

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, PowerShell, Professional Development, Uncategorized

Adding a VHD to Azure from PowerShell

Man-alive, this took me a few hours, there is nothing on the web that puts all of this together, so I’m writing it down for myself in the future and to maybe help someone else. If you just need the

Posted in Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Infrastructure, New Technology, PowerShell, Uncategorized

PowerShell and Active Directory – just some basics…

I was trying to aggregate some information from Active Directory but at work I only have PowerShell 2.0 available to me. With that, you have to use some fairly clunk LDAP calls. It’s about as messy as some .NET would

Posted in Infrastructure, PowerShell, Security, Uncategorized

Calling a SOAP web service from PowerShell 3.0

The other day, I wrote a longer blog post on some of the highlights of PowerShell. In there, I included an example of how to call a RESTful web service and how to make a HTTP call to an RSS

Posted in PowerShell, Uncategorized, Web Services

PowerShell 3.0 – a game changer for every IT professional!

I’ll assume that if you are reading this post, you are an IT professional who probably works at least some of the time on Microsoft technologies. If so, I want to try to sell you on PowerShell. If you are

Posted in Infrastructure, PowerShell, Professional Development, Uncategorized
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