Posts

  • Keeping track of PowerShellCore releases on GitHub

    I’ve been using PowerShell Core on my MacBook for a while now. As the code is still in its early stages, there’s no way of managing/updating the software one is running, at least none that I would be aware of. I did miss some updates and, as a result, had problems with Visual Studio Code. So I’ve put together a quick function that checks the latest release on GitHub and can conveniently be put into my $PROFILE.

  • Jekyll Fun: Consuming ntSystems with PowerShell

    As you might have read before, our little blog is powered by Jekyll. Well I stumbled over the jsonify filter the other day, and so I built a little “kind-of” API :) Sound interesting? Read on.

  • My takeaways from MS Tech Summit

    Daniel and I have attended the Microsoft Tech Summit in Milan earlier this week. Overall it was a pretty good event, especially taking into account that it was free. The keynote was quite interesting, so much so, that I thought I’d share my takeaways.

  • Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner

    Today I was super excited about the first tests with the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner. Sometimes calculating the Bandwidth, Storage, local infrastructure needed for Site Recovery can be very tricky. Therefore, I’m happy that Microsoft released a helpful tool to get the right information needed.

  • Get Going with Go!

    Everyone is talking about Go these days so I decided to have a look at it and see what it could do for me.

  • Get started with Azure ARM Templates

    To start with the deployment using Azure ARM Templates is quite easy. A first step can be to deploy an Azure SQL Database. But let’s start with a bit of background information:

  • Disable Azure Backup Protection for a VM with Azure PowerShell

    My Azure credits burn faster than expected :) So I decided to remove some VM’s and Backup that I used for a customer’s demonstration. Since I don’t use the Azure Portal for configuration anymore, I fired up Powershell and did the Job. With the following commands, I show you how to stop the Backup for a Virtual Machine and delete the associated Recovery Points.

  • Convert PowerShell Help to a Website

    With the migration of our little blog I’m also trying move the help content for various PowerShell scripts/modules to a central location and make updating/managing that content easier. I’ve recently found the platyPS module, which can be used to create markdown formatted files for PowerShell help topics.

  • Migrating from BlogEngine to GitHub Pages: Fixing the links

    In this episode of our little series on migration we are having a look at the URL structure of Jekyll and some of the less visible stuff that was associated with the old ntSystems.

  • Introducing: TAK

    Over the years I did create, find, copy, paste, quite a few lines of PowerShell code. Some of which I’m turning into re-usable functions and collecting in a module, creatively called “Tom’s Admin Kit” or TAK. I hope you find it useful. I try to credit the sources for the stuff that I just copied off of the interwebs, even though I don’t actually remember all of them.