Windows Azure, Remote PowerShell and the Case of the Unknown Certificate Authority

Recently the folks over on the Azure team released a bunch of improvements to Azure. One of them caught my eye. They’ve provided us a way to enable PowerShell remoting when provisioning a machine. As someone who tries to automate all things I was extremely happy to see this. Gone are the days or creating images…

How To: Setup Windows Azure PowerShell

A lot of the demos, lab environments, and test I do are in Azure. I try to script everything so that it’s repeatable and I don’t turn into a monkey clicking next. What fun is that? With that said I’ve put together how I setup my environment for communicating with Azure via PowerShell. To read…

Script: Check BitLocker Status of a Volume

Recently a customer reached out to me with a challenge. They’d just purchased a number of Surface Pro devices. Being good stewards they wanted to ensure these devices had BitLocker enabled. We solved this by using a simple PowerShell script that gathered the information then emails a log. To read more >>

Visual Studio 2012 on Surface RT

This is a short video showing my Surface RT running Visual Studio 2012. A how-to is coming soon, so stay tuned! To read more >>


PowerDNSimple: A PowerShell module for REST API

This journey started when I was building a test lab on Windows Azure. The goal was to run two SharePoint instances, one SharePoint 2010 farm and one SharePoint 2013 farm. In keeping with automating this network setup and build… I wanted a good way to lookup my VM’s VIP assigned by Azure and update an…

PowerShell and the Kinect

A few months back I wrote a “module” for scripting the Kinect with PowerShell. It’s located at: Recently a new Kinect SDK was released. I’m going to be testing out the new SDK to make sure everything works as expected. To read more >>

Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Here is a short video showing how to install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. I use these tools to do SharePoint 2013 development. To read more >>