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#PSTip Generating a self-signed certificate

#PSTip Generating a self-signed certificate

Self-signed certificates might be needed for different purposes, such as the test environments. A more practical example is Azure Recovery Services where self-signed certificates can be used as vault certificates. Many online articles suggests… Read more »

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

In one of the earlier articles, I demonstrated how we can use the Azure VM custom script extension to bootstrap DSC LCM meta-configuration after creating a new VM. In that… Read more »

#PSTip Configuring trunk mode in Hyper-V

#PSTip Configuring trunk mode in Hyper-V

With the introduction of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, the Hyper-V Extensible Switch became available providing more functionality than previous versions. One of the new features was support for VLAN… Read more »

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

Understanding Azure VM DSC Extension

The Azure team released the Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 that includes cmdlets for working with a new Azure VM extension called DSC extension. Using DSC extension, we can push… Read more »

Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available

Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available

The Azure PowerShell Tools are updated very often. But, this 0.8.6 release, is special and has many features that I was looking forward to. This release has the new Azure VM… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 4

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 4

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Filtering information retrieved from SQL database should not be limited to text filters only. Sometimes we may want to use dates to… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Whenever we retrieve information from SQL database we are faced with the problem: are we happy with column names defined in database… Read more »

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Most of the DSC examples we have seen so far here or elsewhere focused on single domain scenarios. However, in a real-world deployment, we have mixed domains and even a… Read more »

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