Regular Expressions (REGEX): Grouping & [RegEx]

Welcome back to the RegEx crash course. Last time we talked about the basic symbols we plan to use as our foundation. This week, we will be learning a new way to leverage our patterns for data extraction and how to rip our extracted data into pieces we care about. [RegEx] The [Regex] data type has…


Resource move validation failed. Cannot move Azure App Service

The scenarios in which you can and cannot move an Azure App Service are nicely documented here “App Service limitations”.  I also wrote an article about this as well here “Moving an Azure App Service”. It is possible to move your Azure App Service between subscriptions and resource groups.  Like I have stated many times…


Creating a SharePoint Online modern team site without an Office 365 Group

In SharePoint Online, modern team sites are created with an associated Office 365 group, by default. Someone recently asked me if there was a way to create a modern team site without the Office 365 group. The way to do it is via creating the site via the APIs or PowerShell, and choosing the STS#3…


Why does my Azure Function sometimes stop being triggered

Azure is so awesome because the features it provides are so very dynamic and flexible.  The platform provides a starting point for the fruition of ideas, ideas only limited by ones imagination.  With its dynamic nature and the flexibility it delivers to consumers, sometimes you just need a note to get your ideas optimally flowing…


PowerShell PowerTip: History of commands with PSReadline

One of the really cool things PSReadline provides (module shipping on v5+) isn’t as immediately obvious as the syntax highlighting. It offers a persistent history that is stored from session to session. This means if you run commands in a window, close it, and open a new one later you can still hit the up…


Azure SQL Vulnerability Assessment – now with PowerShell support!

You can now manage your SQL Vulnerability Assessments at scale using the new SQL VA PowerShell cmdlets. The cmdlets can be found in the Azure Resource Manager module, AzureRM 6.6.0, within the AzureRM.Sql package. Take a look at the AzureRM PowerShell Gallery for more details. Managing Vulnerability Assessment with cmdlets SQL Vulnerability Assessment (VA) is…


Regular Expressions (REGEX): Basic symbols

Welcome back to the RegEx guide. Last post we talked a little bit about the basics of RegEx and its uses. I mentioned the most important thing is to understand the symbols. Today we’ll ease in with some of the basics to get us going, but later we will expand on these and see some…

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PowerShell PowerTip: What is the point of Out-Variable?

A lot of times people see others using the common parameter -OutVariable instead of the best practice $var = <value>. This leads to a lot of folks wondering why OutVariable  exists. The real use for OutVariable is to save your data off, while still letting it get sent along the output stream. What this means is…

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Validate your Azure network environment for SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Managed Instance is a fully managed PaaS SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that is placed in Azure Virtual network, and you need to ensure that your network is properly configured. In this post your will see a PowerShell script that can validate the Azure network that you prepared for the…


PowerShell script to restart role instances for WebApp

The Azure PowerShell cmdlets for WebApp allow you to restart a WebApp or a WebApp slot. They do not however allow to restart an instance within the WebApp – or to be precise, the w3wp.exe process within that instance as it is the one that runs the WebApp instance. This is however a convenient feature…