I recently had a need to retrieve SSL certificate information from a group of servers, running a mix of both Linux and Windows, and I didn’t really want to get the information manually.
When doing automated deployments to Azure, I found that I was missing a single approach for authentication when used both in a release pipeline, and when doing ad hoc testing during development.
I needed something that let me use an Azure Service Principal for automated processes, as well as using my private credentials for other usages.
After many iterations, I think I have something that is worthwhile sharing with others, in the form of simple templates that gives you a kick-start to any Azure project! (more…)
I recently had a need of tagging a large number of resources in Azure, and found it difficult to do this easily. So naturally I ended up creating a helper function to do the job for me. (more…)
As my followers on social media may have seen already, I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award in the “Cloud and Datacenter Management” category. For this I’m deeply humbled and grateful.
Getting any kind of recognition for work done is of course highly rewarding in itself, but I’d like to take the opportunity to write down my thoughts on the act of giving and receiving recognition for community work. (more…)
Calculating checksums are perhaps not the first thing you would think of needing to do in PowerShell. But if you ever are in a situation that you need to calculate a checksum using the CRC32 algorithm, I got you covered with this small function. (more…)
Just a quick tip on how to get and set environment variables using PowerShell, compared to how it is done in DOS. (more…)
If you need to open Windows Explorer from your current location while working in PowerShell, simply use this command: (more…)