Add Azure Antimalware Extension to a VM Scale Set

In this short but very useful post, Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta shares a PowerShell script to help automate tasks in Azure. If you’re running a Windows Server 2016 base image, ignore this post because we’ve built Windows Defender in. However, if you’re running Server 2012R2, for example, and wish to apply the Microsoft Antimalware…


PowerShell: How to add enhanced detection methods to deployment types (1705 TP)

Update: These cmdlets did not make it into the 1704 TP, but they will be in the 1705 TP. This posting has been updated to correct this. In the upcoming 1705 technical preview of Configuration Manager, we have finally added the much-requested ability to add enhanced detection method clauses to deployment types PowerShell. This posting…


PowerShell: How to add compliance settings and rules to configuration items (1705 TP)

Update: These cmdlets did not make it into the 1704 TP, but they will be in the 1705 TP. This posting has been updated to correct this. In the upcoming 1705 technical preview of Configuration Manager, we have finally added the much-requested ability to add Settings and Rules to Configuration Items from within PowerShell. This…


Automating SQL Azure Server Firewall Rule Creation

For this installment of the Premier Developer Blog, Application Development Manager Herald Gjura shares some PowerShell scripts from his toolbox to help automate Azure SQL DB Server firewall rules. Problem to solve This is the problem I am trying to solve. I usually work with multiple Azure clients, who have granted me access to their subscriptions to…


Small Basic with PowerShell

Do you know that a Small Basic program can be run as a command? Today I’d like to introduce my CUI (character user interface) program WordList (BKM132-2) and how it will work with PowerShell. WordList This program reads a text file and outputs a word list to the text window.  One way to run this…

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Export an Azure App Service Certificate PFX PowerShell

I found this article “Creating a local PFX copy of App Service Certificate” here and wanted to do a reproduction of it. I wrote an article here where I discussed “How (I) configured an App Service Certificate for my Azure App Service” which might help to get a broader perspective of what and how to…


DevOps in a nutshell

DevOps is getting traction because Business Environment has become extremely competitive. Every company wants to wow and retain it’s customer by releasing enhanced and new feature faster, better, cheaper. Competition will take over if they don’t do this. And how can do this?? – by bringing together Developers and Operations teams, increasing collaboration among them,…


How to Disable Always Encrypted Feature in SQL Server 2016.

Hello, my name is Stefano Altamura and I’m an Italian PFE dedicated to SQL Server and Data Insights. In my first post I want to talk about an approach that I often use to better understand how new features works. A wonderful new feature in SQL Server 2016 is Always Encrypted. You can find lots…


Uploading Azure NSG Flow Logs to OMS

Azure Network Security Group (NSG) Flow Logs were part of the recent announcement for the availability of the Azure Network Watcher service. This really cool feature allows you to collect detailed information on inbound and outbound traffic through network security groups within Azure virtual networks. This includes the source and destination IP, port, protocol, as…


Configure PowerShell for running Azure Cmdlets

I am really a GUI fan, but sometimes I have to help people run Azure PowerShell cmdlets.  I wrote a few other Azure PowerShell articles like these here: How to tell which Azure PowerShell version you are running Moving an Azure App Service Deploy an App Service using Azure PowerShell to a Deployment Slot In…