How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part I)

Hello fellows, In one of the previous posts, I have explained you how to configure Azure Backup for backing up Azure VMs. Although this scenario is the most common, there are other options for using Azure Backup. One of them, that will be described in a few following posts, is backing up on-premise virtual machines…

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How to create VM in Azure (Azure PowerShell)

Hello, This post is basically pretty old, but because script is updated, we can announce that post is new 🙂 In one of previous posts, you have learned how to create Azure VM using Azure Portal. Now, I will show you how you can do that using Azure PowerShell. Following script will: Create Resource Group…

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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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How to create VM in Azure (Azure Portal)

Hello everyone, One of the most basic task (and most common) in Azure is creating virtual machine. Like most resources, you can create a VM in few different ways: Azure Portal Azure PowerShell Azure CLI ARM Terraform … Using Azure Portal, process is pretty simple. You need to select image from Marketplace, and fill all…

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How to configure LAPS

Hello everyone, In today’s modern IT world, security is hot topic. All of us are witnesses of many security breaches on daily basis, and most of them are initiated with credentials compromising, especially local administrator account. In this post, I will tell what is LAPS and how you can configure LAPS in order to protect…

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SSO with ADFS for Azure AD / Part III

Hello again, Once when you have installed and configured ADFS and ADFS proxy, you can start with configuring Office 365 for SSO. This task is final in configuring SSO with ADFS for Office 365. If you want to finish SSO implementation successful, you need to Install Azure Active Directory module (I like to install on…

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How to create custom name self signed certificate using PowerShell

Hello, Few days ago, one of my clients start with implementation of ASP.NET application in three different environment (Dev, QA and Prod). Their request was pretty same as usual, except one condition. They want self-signed SSL certificate on IIS server with custom name for each application. I said “OK”, but when I tried to create…

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SSO with ADFS for Azure AD / Part II

Let’s continue, In previous post, I showed you how to install and configure ADFS role on Windows Server 2012 R2. Now is time to briefly describe why we need ADFS proxy and how to install and configure Web Application Proxy as ADFS proxy. If you want to make ADFS infrastructure available to the Internet in…

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