Tag Archives: Powershell


Remove references to missing files in visual studio

Remove references to missing files in visual studio

This post covers how to remove missing file references within a visual studio project file. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything available in visual studio, however, I was able to get things done with a little bit of PowerShell magic.

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PowerShell DSC Series at Channel 9

Desired-State-Configuration-intro

For everyone interesting in learning more about Desired State Configuration (DSC); channel9 recently published two interesting series covering beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics.

Both series are presented by Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and inventor of PowerShell, and therefore guaranteed to be informative as well as entertaining.

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JAABAW: Just Another Azure Blob API Wrapper

JAABAW-Just-Another-Azure-Blob-API-Wrapper-1

Just wanted to share something I was working on lately, well at least the interesting part. So I have been dealing with some Azure blob storage related projects/challenges and unfortunately running into some PowerShell API shortcomings. I think this happens to many of us Azure developers; we start with the convenient PowerShell API and later discover that many of the REST API calls haven’t been implemented (Yes, sometimes I do consider to just go with the REST API from the start…). Therefore, I basically had to write a lightweight wrapper.

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Kraken Image Optimizer and Azure Blob storage

Kraken Image Optimizer

Just had to optimize a bunch images (well actually quite a lot) stored within Azure Blob storage and wanted to share the initial PowerShell script and some details of how everything got together and got started. If you’re not interested in the details, just click here for the script.

You will need a Kraken.io account to follow along but don’t worry, the free plan should be sufficient for simple test cases.

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Too many Chefs spoil the broth

Too many Chefs spoil the broth

I’ve recently deiced that it was time to assess my knowledge and skills when it comes to Chef, and a couple of other stuff as well, but focusing on Chef for now. After reading many articles, blog post, documentation and setup small environments, I just wanted to know what my level of understanding is and identify possible knowledge gaps.

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Azure VM Reset admin account

JS Code Coverage Part 2

Recently discovered the option to reset the username and password for the local administrator account for Azure VMs. I found this in Michael Washam’s, Automating Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services, which is a pretty interesting book, however more on that later.

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Automatically remove Azure RDP Endpoints

JS Code Coverage Part 2

With great power comes great responsibility, which is definitely true when it comes to RDP access.

I’m not referring to the fact that enabling RDP also enables the possibility for unknown individuals to access the system. Configuring ACL’s on your Endpoints, Login/password Policies, patching and monitoring should keep everything pretty secure. I’m talking about point-and-click administration.

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