Missing PowerShell about_* helpfiles

If when running Get-Help about_* you see missing helpfiles such as about_Automatic_Variables and all your attempts to update helpfiles by calling Update-Help don’t fix the issue, try calling the following: Install-AboutHelp.ps1

Log for MSOnline Azure AD powershell module

At times when working with the MSOnline Azure AD powershell module it might useful to know that it generates a log and that it is located at x:\Users\MyUsername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office365\Powershell where MyUsername is clearly the account name that you are using to call cmdlets from the MSOnline module.

Understanding Azure for Developers

You are a developer and need to understand better the Azure platform? Start from this short pdf guide (39 pages) and then go on reading the guides available on this page (Get started guide for Azure developers and Get started guide for Azure IT operators) and then go on watching the short videos available here.


Windows SDK archive

Here is a quick link to download present and past Windows SDKs: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/sdk-archive

Create a desktop shortcut to a store app on Windows 10

To place a shortcut to a store app (aka universal windows app) on the desktop of your Windows 10 pc you can drag the app from the Start Menu and drop it on the desktop or you can type “Explorer.exe Shell:AppsFolder” from a command prompt, use the search filter in the upper right corner to…

Great tutorials website: www.tutorialspoint.com

I recently found the tutorialspoint.com website, a technical site with a vast set of great trainings covering all sorts of topics. You’ll find trainings both on less recent topics such as mainframes (cobol, cics, db2, etc.) and very hot current topics such as machine learning, scripting (JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Ruby, Python, etc.), big data and…


PowerShell script to enumerate deleted items in a TFS/Visual Studio Online project

I wanted to share the following PowerShell script (zipped script also available at the end of the post) that I often use to enumerate deleted files and folders in a TFS project hosted in my Microsoft Visual Studio Online TFS instance. Notice that the script uses the tf.exe command-line utility that gets installed with Microsoft Visual Studio….


VMs to try out Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Internet Explorer

You might not know that if you need to test a Microsoft web browser (Edge or Internet Explorer) different from the one you have available on your computer there are ready for you to use virtual machines that you can download from the Microsoft Modern.IE website. VMs are available for the following set of hyperadvisors: VirtualBox…

Latest free ebooks from Microsoft press

Following is a list of the latest free ebooks available to you from Microsoft press: Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Support Secrets Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid Capabilities Microsoft Platform and Tools for Mobile App Development Introducing Microsoft Power BI Microsoft Azure Essentials Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure Planning and Preparing for Microsoft SharePoint Hybrid…

Signing a VSTO add-in ClickOnce manifest

A couple of things to remember when releasing a VSTO add-in to production: The certificate used to sign the ClickOnce manifest Must be verifiable on the build machine (root CA and intermediate CAs must be trusted on the machine) Must be a certificate that has “code signing” among its purposes. This means that both of these…