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…

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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…

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When using SharePoint, don’t use $

In the latest post on his blog, Senior Premier Developer Consultant Brian Gregor discusses an error when using Distributed Cache PowerShell cmdlets with a user account that includes a $ in the name. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/briangre/2017/01/24/when-using-sharepoint-dont-use/

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How Do I Open Ports with PowerShell?

This short but sweet post comes from Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta.  Be sure to head over to Tim’s blog for more scripts and how-tos. If you have a history with Windows, you’re probably used to using netsh to open ports on the Windows Firewall. We have a whole slew of PowerShell cmdlets to administer…

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How to Use PowerShell DSC to Prepare a Data Drive on an Azure VM

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Tim Omta  gives us a step-by-step overview of how to use PowerShell DSC to prepare a data drive on an Azure VM. I was asked how to automate formatting a data drive on an Azure VM. The drive had been provisioned already when the infrastructure…

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Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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US Developer Ramp-up Series

The Developer Ramp-Up Series, offered through Premier Support for Developers, is a collection of webcasts created with the goal of teaching developers basic development skills. No prior knowledge is necessary. The current offering includes a collection of webcasts and hands on lab guides/exercises in the areas of PowerShell, Object Oriented Programming basics, Web Development Basics…