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Infrastructure Engineer, authored chapter in the PowerShell Conference Book, co-founder of the PowerShell user group in the South Coast and Top 50 Blogger 2018


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  1. 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… …


  2. 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....…


  3. 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...…


  4. Working with Azure Active Directory part 2

    Following on from part 1, i’m going to delve into creating a custom RBAC (Role-based access control), then assigning this role to the group we created and finally adding our user to the group. Before I start to create a custom role, lets see what is already available. The cmdlet we will use is in the AzureRM.Resources module. Like the other modules we have used in part 1, you can find this module in the...…


  5. Working with Azure Active Directory part 1

    This article, which will be in two parts, is about getting started with Azure Active Directory. So what is Azure Active Directory? Microsoft themselves say: “Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant, cloud based directory and identity management service.” These two articles will contain the following content: Workflow Connect to Azure Make connection to Azure Active Directory Create a Security group Create a user Create a new RBAC Assign role to group assign user...…