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Azure Storage Data Movement Uploader in Five Commits

I have two goals: Learn more about Git and learn about DMLib. Azure Storage Data Movement Library...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 01/11/2016

The Azure $25 Dollar Challenge

With today’s announcement about Visual Studio Dev Essentials I asked, what can you run for $25...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 11/18/2015

Tech404 – Atlanta’s Slack Community

   Community is important to me. Community is important to Microsoft and to many other...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 11/14/2015

The Azure Rest API, or Rather Resource Management API

Let’s start with a simple bingle search. Head over to duckduckgo.com and type in “Azure...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 11/03/2015

Deploy to Azure Resource Groups using the SDK

  Authentication Start by adding the ADAL nuget package. Install-Package...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 10/31/2015

Azure Logic Apps: Twitter to Blob Storage

In this episode I create a Logic App that uses the Twitter and Blob storage connectors.

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 10/14/2015

Windows 10 – Show/Hide Icons in the Notification Area

Why is this hard? All I want to do is decide what icons are shown and what icons are hidden in the...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 10/12/2015

YouTube’s Live Streaming, and the Time it Just Stole from Me!

I haven’t posted in a while. Shame shame shame… Today I am writing to you about...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 10/05/2015

5 Minutes with Kibana – Overview Dashboard

Let’s create some data visualizations using Kibana. Kibana is the “K” in the ELK...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 08/20/2015

Deploying Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines with Visual Studio for IT Pros

While PowerShell alone is great for deploying Azure Virtual Machines, the newest innovations in...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 08/11/2015

Wallpapers… Because Why Not?

Here are a couple of wallpapers I made…    

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 07/20/2015

New Ch9 Video: Installing Jenkins in Two Minutes…

I’m working through a complete setup of a DevOps tool chain and figured I’d make some...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 07/15/2015

Authenticate to the Azure Service Management API

So, back in the day we used x509 Certificates to authenticate to Azure’s API. A year or so...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 07/01/2015

Post to Slack from PowerShell

I was working on some reporting/alerting from my deployment and monitoring systems. I want them to...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 06/26/2015

Cloud, Azure, DevOps, Love and Hate

Early in 2007 or 2008, the one and only, DigUnix got back from an overnight hack-a-thon. During this...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 06/23/2015

Changes to Windows 10 Preview – Insider Hub

I use this tool to say up-to-date with what’s going on in Windows 10. The most recent...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 06/23/2015

I Have a New Role at Microsoft

So, I was a Primer Field Engineer, but now I’m a Technology Evangelist. What’s up with...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 06/16/2015

Troubleshooting Azure Resource Manager Failed Messages

So you’re in the new portal and trying to deploy something? It runs for a while and then...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 05/29/2015

The Case of Azure Websites and Continuous Deployment

So this post has a misleading title… Because I’m not going to explain how this works,...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 03/02/2015

Post to Yammer from Azure Automation

This little diddy pulls down the Azure Updates RSS feed, get’s the last days posts (if there...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 02/19/2015

8 Azure Preview Features You Should Look At

Azure… There is plenty to keep up with, just dealing with the features that have been released. With...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 12/28/2014

Azure Web Sites DaaS–Diagnostics as a Service

DaaS for Azure Web Sites is a great tool when “bad things happen to a good site”! It allows you to...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 12/02/2014

New Video: Save Time and Money with Azure Automation

We’ve all seen compute power sitting idle, costing us money... Well no more! Automate the creation,...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 11/18/2014

Windows Azure, Remote PowerShell and the Case of the Unknown Certificate Authority

Recently the folks over on the Azure team released a bunch of improvements to Azure. One of them...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/30/2013

How To: Setup Windows Azure PowerShell

A lot of the demos, lab environments, and test I do are in Azure. I try to script everything so that...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

Script: Check BitLocker Status of a Volume

Recently a customer reached out to me with a challenge. They’d just purchased a number of Surface...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

Visual Studio 2012 on Surface RT

This is a short video showing my Surface RT running Visual Studio 2012. A how-to is coming soon, so...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

PowerDNSimple: A PowerShell module for DNSimple.com REST API

This journey started when I was building a test lab on Windows Azure. The goal was to run two...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

PowerShell and the Kinect

A few months back I wrote a “module” for scripting the Kinect with PowerShell. It’s located at:...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

Here is a short video showing how to install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. I use...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

A Little Something for your PowerShell Profile: Add Types Directly from the GAC

I was working with one of my customers today. They asked a question… Can we use Add-Type against...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 04/20/2013

How-to: Download VMs From Windows Azure

Today I was trying to download a few of the VMs I have running at azure. After a couple of minutes...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 09/28/2012

10 Useful SharePoint 2013 Preview Downloads

Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 Preview...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 08/10/2012

SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites and Errors I’ve seen

Like its predecessors, SharePoint 2013 has a whole list of prerequisites to install. Not unexpected,...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 07/27/2012

What are the text file special characters?

Just some notes I have in my PowerShell profile... <# Text File Special Characters # -- `0 -...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 03/19/2012

SharePoint 2010 Solution and Feature Deployment

In SharePoint 2010 PowerShell should be used to deploy solutions and enable features. There are a...

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 03/09/2012

Using the ULSViewer and Correlation ID's in SharePoint 2010

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Author: Ian Philpot Date: 01/11/2012

Hello World

As I run across interesting stuff, I’ll post.

Author: Ian Philpot Date: 09/28/2011