Azure custom reporting

My team had a few Azure projects in the past couple of weeks and as for every good project, we had to create a documentation. This gave me an opportunity to write a script (ended as a function) that we could use in the future. Let’s see what we get out-of-the-box. If we run “Get-AzureRMVM”…

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SharePoint migration

This was my first SharePoint migration – from On-Premise to O365. You can, of course, use SharePoint Migration Tool but I decided to find out how to do it with PowerShell 🙂 This task consist of 2 parts: # SharePoint 2013 Management Shell side (On-Premise) Export-SPWeb -Identity “https://SHAREPOINT_SITE_ROOT” -ItemUrl “SITE/LIST/LIBRARY_2Export” -Path c:\migration\export.cmp -NoFileCompression # SharePoint Online Management Shell side…

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Migrating Exchange to O365 – Small headaches

I have done a couple of those in the past for different clients – from just a few users to a couple of hundreds of users. My team already has the best practice workbook and we don’t have issues in the process. This weekend I managed to have two different problems with one customer o.O First issue –…

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Powershell connecting to O365 services

This one is more a reminder for my self, but may come in handy for you too 🙂 When you want to manage O365 subscription with Powershell you first need to login to it: Connect-MsolService This command will open a new window for you to sign in to your subscription: After logging, you may execute…

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AD heavy changes – Powershell 2 the rescue

Recently I have been assigned a task to populate/change AD users attribute called ProxyAddresses. Generally, that’s not so hard – a few clicks and a bit of writing. But this time, it had to be done for a couple of hundreds of users. It was time to spend some time and create a PowerShell script that…

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Hyper-V and Powershell to save the day

If you are managing Virtualized infrastructure by using Hyper-V, this small script may come in handy (and save you from getting a headache). Few clients have a procedure to create VM Snapshot before making some big changes to the VM (I know, that’s not a backup solution but I can’t win all the battles). The problem…

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Azure VM Availability Set

Hi fellows, One really important things related to Azure VMs, especially if you have plan to deploy more than one VM with the same functionality, is Availability Set. Availability Set is a logical grouping capability for isolating VM resources from each other when they’re deployed. Once you deploy Availability Set, Azure guarantee that the VMs…

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How to find available VM sizes?

Hello all, In this post, I will show you how to find available VM sizes in Azure for your subscription and location. Basically, if you deploy virtual machines using Azure portal, you will be able to see only available VM sizes and you cannot make a mistake. But, if you want to automate VMs deployment…

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Extend AlwaysOn SQL cluster in Azure – Step by step

Hi fellows, Over the past few days, I dealt with a client request to configure SQL AlwaysOn cluster in a hybrid environment. At the first look, that should have been a simple task, especially because I have configured AlwaysOn in dozens of projects. Unfortunately, project brought me a lot of problems during configuration, but I…

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How to create Azure Load Balancer

Hi everyone, In this post, I will show you how to create and configure Azure Load Balancer. Load Balancer is a service in Azure that provides you traffic balancing between few VMs that have same function, like a web server. Although you can provision many different virtual network appliances, such as Barracuda, F5, Kemp, Azure…

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