PowerShell Core 6.0: Generally Available (GA) and Supported!

PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. First and foremost, thank you to all of our amazing community, especially our open-source contributors (the most recent of which you can find on our community dashboard at https://aka.ms/PSGitHubBI)…


Microsoft Planner: A Change Management Solution for Office 365

MessageCenterToPlannerCodeSamplesV2 *** Update 1/29/2019 – I’ve been looking at the newer Identity dlls, and managed to get Message Center working but couldn’t get to Planner (yet) – so if you are using this code best to stick with https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory/2.29.0 and not the v3 or v4.  I’ll update if I get v4 working *** TL;DR version -…


Azure Management Certificates (German Cloud, Azure Deutschland)

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-02-azure-management-certificates-german-cloud-azure-deutschland.html This article has to do mostly with the German Cloud, #GermanCloud #AzureGermany because it is most probable that there will not be anything similar to manage.windowsazure.com deployed to this solution.  Why is that important?  It is important because this is historically how many people configured…


How to connect a PowerShell client to the German Cloud

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-02-how-to-connect-a-powershell-client-to-the-german-cloud.html As you many know there is a new sovereign instance of Azure in Germany the the German Cloud.  #GermanCloud There are some differences between then, for example you need a new subscription, the one for the public cloud does not transfer over, find out about…


Execute an Azure PowerShell (ARM) script without prompting for credentials

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-01-execute-an-azure-powershell-arm-script-without-prompting-for-credentials.html Something I have noticed and seems to be a path being set forward is that ASM capabilities are not going to be available in an Azure Sovereign clouds.  By ASM, I mean anything that is dependent on this URL manage.windowsazure.com.  Therefore, if you have any…


Moving an Azure App Service

This articles has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-11-moving-an-azure-app-service.html I like keeping my things in order, so over time as my Azure consumption grows, I begin to recognize and learn that maybe I should have put all the related resources into the same resource group.  Here is an example of how I moved an…


Deploy an App Service using Azure PowerShell to a Deployment Slot

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-10-deploy-an-app-service-using-azure-powershell-to-a-deployment-slot.html I wrote an article here that explains how to install Azure PowerShell and to check what version it is. A trend that I am seeing is the we tend to create the capabilities to make modifications to an Azure feature and exposed the interface. Then…


PowerShell – How to copy a local file to remote machines

During a training, a student asked me how to copy a local file to remote machines without using fileshare. It was a great question, so I decided to share here in this post. As I need a file to be used as example, I can create a new one using the following command: New-Item -Path…


How to tell which Azure PowerShell version you are running

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-04-how-to-tell-which-azure-powershell-version-you-are-running.html I have see a lot of articles about running complicated cmdlets searching for the version of Azure PowerShell they are running. First, I always install Microsoft components using the Web Platform Installer, similar to that shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, how to install Microsoft…


Why does my Azure App Service (Web, Mobile, API, Logic App) consume so much storage space

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-01-why-does-my-azure-app-service-web-mobile-api-logic-app-consume-so-much-storage-space.html I worked on a case where the customer stated that their Web App was pretty small but when looking at the File System Storage metric in the Azure portal, they saw that is consumed almost 30 GB. The way I recommended they check it out…