Azure

30
May

Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

Posted by | · · · | Azure · Microsoft Intune · Windows 10 | No Comments on Conquer Remote Workforce Challenges with the Right Technology

It’s no question that a remote workforce is becoming more and more prevalent as time passes, as proven by a 2017 Gallup survey showing that 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, which is up four percentage points since 2012. VPN technologies (like DirectAccess, my all-time favorite) have [...]

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21
Sep

The Model Portal: Intro

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Azure · Orchestrator · SMA | Comments Off on The Model Portal: Intro

Hi all, Automation tools are great! We all spend hours creating endless amounts of automation, but for who to consume? Do you have a good way to delegate to other IT personnel specific runbooks or individual PowerShell scripts with normalized input parameters to ensure the Automation will be executed successfully? Wouldn't it be nice if a portal could [...]

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14
Sep

Dynamically Scheduled Runbooks in Azure Automation

Posted by | No Tags | Azure · PowerShell | No Comments on Dynamically Scheduled Runbooks in Azure Automation

Hello again, Automation fans.   Today we’re going to be talking about Dynamic Schedules and Runbooks in Azure Automation, using AzureRM. This is an often requested topic, since the Azure Automation portal only offers the capability to schedule runbooks to run every hour, and does not allow for slices within the hour or for runbooks […]

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29
Jul

Azure Automation Runbook to interact with On-Prem SQL via Hybrid Runbook Worker

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Azure | No Comments on Azure Automation Runbook to interact with On-Prem SQL via Hybrid Runbook Worker

Hi all, I’ve been spending several of my minutes lately reading and writing to an on-prem SQL DB via a Hybrid Runbook Worker from Azure Auotmation; so I figured I’d share some learnings. In our custom developed solutions such as, our Automated Server Patching Solution for example, we’ll use custom SQL DB’s to track the workflows. This […]

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17
Mar

AdminCount? Protected groups? SDPROP? ADConnect permmision issues?

Posted by | No Tags | Azure · Office 365 · PowerShell · Uncategorized | No Comments on AdminCount? Protected groups? SDPROP? ADConnect permmision issues?

Not related, right? Wrong! I was working with a client to set up ADConnect and enable Exchange hybrid writeback environment.  A couple of days after the initial  sync, started running into permissions issues. A little background information: when you don’t use express setting during the ADConnect install you will need to use DSACLS to set up the correct security […]

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11
Nov

Adding a Hybrid Runbook Worker for Azure Automation

Posted by | · · · · | Azure · Orchestrator · PowerShell | No Comments on Adding a Hybrid Runbook Worker for Azure Automation

Hey, everybody. Hope you are doing well. If you’re not, you are about to be doing better, for I am going to embed a pre-release of “The Force Awakens” below!   I lied, but you made it past the first line of my blog, and now I have you!   Instead, what I really want […]

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09
Sep

Windows 10 Azure AD Join with Intune Enrollment

Posted by | No Tags | Azure · Microsoft Intune · SCCM · Windows 10 | 2 Comments on Windows 10 Azure AD Join with Intune Enrollment

Windows 10: Azure AD Join with Intune Enrollment Hello again! I recently posted about a few cool, and not so cool features of Windows 10 Azure AD Join. One of the cools was the ability to automatically enroll a device in Intune upon joining Azure AD. At the time of that post this feature was […]

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22
Jul

Windows 10 Azure AD domain join – First Impressions

Posted by | · | Azure · Windows 10 | 5 Comments on Windows 10 Azure AD domain join – First Impressions

So you may or may not be aware of a new feature coming to Windows 10. Azure AD domain join. This is an exciting new capability that may truly start to bring Cloud only or BYOD users into the management fold.   I recently gave this feature a quick trial run with Windows 10 Insider […]

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