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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...]

Why IT Automation is the Backbone of Every DevOps Transformation

DevOps! Over the past half-decade, the illustrious marriage between Development and Operations has simultaneously become the biggest buzzword in tech since ~The Cloud~, and a critical piece of software engineering and delivery methodology. But to many, the DevOps Lifestyle™ remains a mystery—an agile paradise just out of sight. So what is DevOps, exactly, and where does it all start? … [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...]

The Data Protection and Privacy Glossary

Understanding and complying with data protection and privacy regulations is hard enough. With all of the jargon and acronyms thrown around, it can sometimes feel like lawyers and regulators don't want you to understand. Fear not, we've put together a comprehensive data protection and privacy glossary to help you sort it all out.  … [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...]

The Four Key Features of Cloud MFT

If you’re planning on taking advantage of a Software-as-Service MFT solution you need to consider several key features to ensure you’re getting something that will meet all your requirements. … [Read more...]

Three Benefits of Cloud Managed File Transfer

MFT solutions are now also available as cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings which can provide a number of benefits over traditional on-premise MFT offerings. Generally this means you’re getting all the capabilities of a full-featured MFT solution without having to deal with the hassles of managing and maintaining it on your own site.  … [Read more...]

Understanding Brazil’s General Data Protection Law

In this post, we’ll break down Brazil’s General Data Protection Law—who needs to comply, what is protected, and how to meet its requirements. … [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...]