Check out this week’s top reads, it’s the Friday Five!

SQL Server Replication – Of The Duplication Kind Warwick Rudd is a Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008, Founder and Principal Consultant at SQL Master Consulting. With over 15 years of experience beginning with the release of SQL Server 6.5, he has worked in both Australia and England from small start-ups to Multi-National…


Tips and Tricks Revealed on this Week’s Friday Five!

Azure Key Vault recover keys, secrets and certificates Peter Groenewegen has acquired extensive and varied experience as a Software Architect, Tech Lead, Consultant and Lead Developer, because of his work in development and service provision in a variety of organizations. He has extensive knowledge of Azure, on-premise software development and processes (Application life cycle management). Peter lives with…


Using PowerShell To Maintain Windows Firewall Rules For Remote Access

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Terri Donahue as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Albert Duan of the MVP Award Blog Technical Committee served as the technical reviewer for this piece. As System Administrators, how many times have we checked our event viewer logs to see tons of…


Learn How To Animate 3D Objects In PowerPoint, And More On This Week’s Friday Five

Learn How To Animate 3D Objects In PowerPoint  Ellen Finkelstein is the owner of EllenFinkelstein.com, where she helps presenters communicate their ideas to the world more clearly and powerfully. Ellen is the author of several books on PowerPoint and is a PowerPoint MVP, one of only 14 in the United States. She is one of the top experts…


Friday Five: Office 365, Excel Chats, ASP.NET Core And More

Changing Default Permissions In Office 365 Group Sites Paul Stork is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don’t Pa..Panic Consulting based in Cleveland, USA. He has been working in the information technology industry for over 30 years, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. He…


Schedule VM Downtime With Azure Automation And PowerShell

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Timothy Warner as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Albert Duan of the MVP Award Blog Technical Committee served as the technical reviewer for this piece. To save money, you want to shut down some of your Windows Server and Linux VMs running in Azure during…


These MVPs’ PowerShell Module Makes Submitting Community Contributions Faster And Easier!

It’s renewal season! This means MVPs worldwide are busy submitting their community contributions for award consideration this coming July 1st. And this time around, MVPs Francois-Xavier Cat and Emin Atac have supported their peers in a big way. They’ve developed a tool to make the submission process easier and faster: it’s called the MVP PowerShell module. Building off the…


Delve Into MVP Books, Podcasts And Lots More On This Week’s Friday Five

Podcast – Edtech And Social Emotional Learning With Michelle Zimmerman Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Surface Expert. She has 17 years of experience in the classroom (PreK-10), 10 years implementing research into practice, and co-designing Renton Prep, selected as a Microsoft Showcase School. She briefed Satya Nadella and team. She…


Rapidly Deploy Serverless Azure Functions Using PowerShell

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP Doug Finke as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Albert Duan of the MVP Award Blog Technical Committee served as the technical reviewer for this piece. You finished your PowerShell script, it pulls data from your database, and you want to make…


See What These Tech Experts Have To Say On The Friday Five

Connecting Exchange Online PowerShell With MFA Enabled Admin Account Riaz Javed Butt is a technology evangelist with extensive experience in working with Identity Management, Exchange Server, Office 365, Azure, Enterprise Mobility Suite and a bit of System Center. Riaz is currently working as a Lead Consultant in Pakistan. His technical experience is followed by consulting…