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Infrastucture Engineer, PowerShell Developer, WinOps and Automation


  1. Using VSTS and configuration as code to deploy Azure infrastructure – Part 1

    In part one of this two-part series of articles, I will be looking at how to create an account in Azure to create a Service Endpoint in VSTS to allow a connection, Azure Resource Manager templates, and using a YAML configuration file in VSTS to create a build. 4sysops article continues here… …


  2. Generate complex passwords with PowerShell

    My New-ComplexPassword PowerShell function allows you to generate complex passwords of custom length. Optionally, you can add one or several special characters to the passwords. 4sysops article continues here… …


  3. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication - Part 9: Enable users with PowerShell

    Reading the wonderful series on Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) by Sander Berkouwer gave me the idea of sharing a PowerShell function that allows you to enable this feature for a single user or multiple users. The ability to automate enabling MFA is very powerful for configuring all users the same way. Not having to do this through the GUI also saves valuable time. 4sysops article continues here… …


  4. Building Azure VM's with PowerShell

    To create a virtual machine in Azure requires the configuration of several different components. You need to consider a Resource group, Storage options, a virtual network then the virtual machine itself! To set all these components you need to know what they are; A Location, Storage types, Operating systems… To make this process easier for myself I created my AzureRM.VM.Tools PowerShell Module. I wanted to share this in the hope it might help someone else....…


  5. The Adam Bertram Pester Challenge!

    During September Adam Bertram set a challenge, to learn Pester. Here is what Adam said: Do you want to learn about testing PowerShell with Pester? Have you been putting it off just because you “don’t have time”? I’m formally putting out the challenge to anyone that is willing to dedicate some serious time to learning Pester and is willing to share their story about it. I will send anyone a FREE coupon for the Pester...…