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How to Change Registry Permissions with PowerShell

The Windows registry can be a goldmine for attackers and clueless employees. There’s no place better suited for introducing security vulnerabilities or completely screwing up a Windows system than the registry. … [Read more...]

How To Build Your First GitHub Actions Workflow

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to get started with GitHub Actions by creating an Actions workflow to invoke tasks in a job. … [Read more...]

How to Automate an Azure Lab Setup

In this article, I’m going to show you how you can build an entire Azure lab setup with a single line of PowerShell. … [Read more...]

Install Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate for Single-Domain IIS Web Sites

In this article, you’re going to learn how to get free SSL certificates from the Let’s Encrypt CA. We’ll also touch on how to make sure that the website is being served strictly using HTTPS and confirm that the right SSL certificate is in use. … [Read more...]

Getting Started with Azure Automation: Introduction

One of the most popular automation tools is Azure Automation and this will be a series of posts covering the introduction to Azure Automation, creating automation runbooks, dealing with assets, testing and publishing runbooks. … [Read more...]

How to Build an Azure Custom Build/Release Task

Creating a Custom Pipeline Task Azure DevOps, the Microsoft solution providing a comprehensive development environment, has the ability to create custom pipeline tasks. These tasks are built using NodeJS and developed using Typescript, which is a superset language of JavaScript originally developed by Microsoft. Keep in mind that this article, and some code examples within, assume you are using … [Read more...]

What Exacty is PowerShell Core, Anyway?

Once upon a time back in 2006, PowerShell was introduced to the world. The scripting language thought up by Jeffrey Snover and distributed by Microsoft with Windows would soon turn into a ubiquitous part of IT automation and scripting, replacing the aging VBScript as the scripting language of choice. … [Read more...]

Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Service’s REST-Based API

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied across an ever-increasing range of services. One of those applications is in the text to speech realm. … [Read more...]

How to Create an Azure File Share with PowerShell

One of the nice things about having a simple Windows file share on a local file server is that the support to transfer files to/from it is built into Windows. Since the share is created for SMB, you can map Windows drives to it, navigate to it’s UNC path and so on. When the Microsoft Azure and other cloud offerings first came around, storage options were greatly increased allowing you to store … [Read more...]

How to Set up Azure File Sync

Azure File Sync is a fairly new service that allows users to sync on-premises files to Azure Storage. Think of this service as DropBox for business. Now, we can simply drop files into a folder on an on-prem server and automatically upload those files to Azure! … [Read more...]