Tag Archives: Powershell


Microsoft Azure Automation resources

Microsoft Azure Automation resources

Just wanted to share some helpful Azure Automation resources. Channel 9 has more content available however, not as interesting as compared to the resources below.

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Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Quite a while ago, I created a simple solution when it comes to deallocating VM’s in Azure for one simple reason: I basically kept forgetting to properly deallocate resources, resulting in some surprises when reviewing the bill (The post can be found here).

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Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

This is a follow-up post which covered a brief introduction to Microsoft Azure Automation and can be found here.

Within this post I will cover how to publish a workbook, schedule the execution of workbooks, enable detailed logging and a quick view at the dashboard.

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Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Before we get started it’s important to know where Microsoft Azure Automation fits in the available automation options for Windows Azure.

Microsoft Azure Automation is a new feature within the Microsoft Azure Platform which allows Cloud Administrators to centrally manage automation assets (scripts, global variables) and schedule automation tasks, with a main focus on manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks (Release resources, Manage backups, Monitoring etc.).

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PowerShell – Desired State Configuration

PowerShell - Desired State Configuration

Probably one of the most interesting features included within PowerShell 4 is the option to create configuration scripts also known as DSC. Yes, this is something new – unless you are familiar with Chef and Puppet. And no, this isn’t the same as executing a large provisioning script.

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Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 3

Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 3

This is The third and last part of the Detecting T-SQL code smells series. Within this post I will cover how the solution can be customized by adding new validation rules

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Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 2

Detecting T-SQL code smells – Part 2

For the second part of this series, I’m relying on a project hosted on codeplex which can be found by the name TSQL Code Smells Finder.  The solution consists out of 3 files (one PowerShell script, a text file containing a list with possible errors and a whitelist file) and build within PowerShell, therefore it’s not that complicated to extend the solution later.

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