Azure News – Week 22

Azure News as heard on the Need to Know podcast – Episode 154 OMS-ITSM Connector We are happy to announce that the OMS team has released the public preview of the OMS-ITSM Connector, it’s a bidirectional solution to connect with System Center Service Manager – ServiceNow, Provance and Cherwell ITSM. The IT Service Management Connector…

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SendGrid email using PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to automate sending email to anywhere via your SendGrid account? Maybe you have moved to the Office 365 and now that you don’t have an Exchange server on-prem anymore, you don’t have the luxury to use your own Exchange server as an SMTP server. You can’t use Office 365 Exchange Online as…

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Azure News – Build 2017

Microsoft Build in the US was just on from May 10 – 12, 2017 held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA. On Episode 153 of the Need To Know podcast we discuss all the Build 2017 announcements. There were stacks of announcements: Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage Azure File Storage uses the…

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Azure News – Week 19

New on-premises data gateway and new Azure VM sizes as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast recorded May 10, 2017 AEST. On-premises data gateway in Azure The on-premises data gateway is now generally available in Azure. This gateway helps you securely connect your business apps in the cloud to your data sources on…

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Scheduled Task to run as any User

The following script will setup a scheduled task to run as any user by running the task as the ‘Users’ group. Please note, this is using the .Net method of creating the task, as there’s more options using the .Net method rather than using the PowerShell cmdlet: New-ScheduledTask The information to help build the below…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 18

This time around in Azure news, we have Synonyms in Azure Search, Azure revenue soars, New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication, Microsoft Cognitive Services and new Azure monitoring and diagnostics capabilities. https://soundcloud.com/marcy-marc-2/need-to-know-podcast-episode-151 We also speak to @danielmar268 @ThomasMaurer and @Wally_Mead, live on the spot interviews from ExpertsLive 2017 Melbourne at the beginning of April.  Azure Search releases support for…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 16

Azure’s Hybrid Use Benefit is easier to implement in Azure, Azure AD B2B Vs Azure AD B2C, Azure Instance Metadata Service and Azure Architecture Center is all part of the news this week on the Need to Know podcast. A change in the Azure portal Microsoft are allowing users to activate the Azure Hybrid Use…

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ExpertsLive 2017 – Melbourne

I just got back from ExpertsLive 2017 in Melbourne hosted at the Crown Promenade. It was a great turn out with lots of great presenters including myself – I did a session on Operations Management Suite titled: “OMS is your best friend” and I’ll update this post later which will include a recording of this…

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