Let’s discuss the Auto-Shutdown settings in the properties of an Azure virtual machine, how to configure them, and whether you should use this feature or not.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how to get started with the Chocolatey package manager for Windows.
In this three-part series, Russell Smith discusses how he deployed an Active Directory forest with 2 domain controllers and a member server running certificate services in Microsoft Azure.
In this “how to” post, Aidan Finn shows you how to use Azure Automation to scale up (increase) or scale down (decrease) the size of an Azure virtual machine.
Microsoft has released a beta version of the Teams PowerShell module. The only problem is that the module is not very good. In fact, the module is very disappointing because it does not contain the cmdlets that an Office 365 administrator might except to automate operations around Teams. Maybe the 1.0 release will be better. We can only hope!
Aidan Finn shares a summary of the improvements to the Azure virtual machine and related services and features announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference.
Custom PowerShell objects are one way to represent a set of data as a single object and so are PowerShell classes. In this article, take a look at some of the similarities and differences between the two object structures so that you can best define custom objects for your needs.
Take your PowerShell class programming to the next level! Define constructors to simplify the creation of the classes, and use inheritance to create a hierarchy of classes and subclasses that inherit properties and methods.
In part 3 of the PowerShell Class series, Missy Januszko discusses how to define methods to perform actions against an instance of the class.
Aidan Finn shows you how to use Azure virtual machine performance threshold alerts to trigger email alerts or start automated-response actions.
In the second part of the series on PowerShell classes, learn how and where to declare constant values using Enums and explore the differences between enums and ValidateSet.
Aidan Finn shows you how to execute Azure Automation runbooks from your phone.
Aidan Finn explains how to use the Azure Portal to deploy Azure Automation, install additional PowerShell modules, and ensure that all PowerShell modules are up to date.