Author Archive: Roy Apalnes

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How I would use Azure templates and parameters today

At first look on the template and parameter example files, it doesn’t look obvious to what goes where. Other than variables goes in the template and string goes in the parameters, but then it doesn’t make sense to me, does it…
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How to use JSON code for creating Azure Infrastructure

Let me try to walk you through your first successful deployment of infrastructure in Azure using JSON template code. We will be using PowerShell ISE (builtin to Windows) and Visual Studio Code (download here). First of all, open PowerShell ISE and…
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Why use JSON to create infrastructure in Azure

Yes, why? If we can answer that, we would have a good reason for learning to use JSON, rather than the Azure Portal. For example, I started using PowerShell, because everything isn’t available in the Azure Portal. And some tasks against Azure…
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Two PowerShell scripts to manage new VMs in AzureRM

Get started with PowerShell (PS) for managing new VMs in AzureRM, either by editing the PS variables or by prompting for input to the PS variables. After the initial infrastructure is created, see post http://itiscloudy.com/?p=1104 for how to do that, we can start…
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AAD Premium for custom Sign-In Page branding

Lets look at the options we have for customizing Our Sign-In Page towards Microsoft Online Services, which will work very much the same as when having Federated Your users With ADFS 3.0. I assume you have bought or started a…
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Gain FullAccess to Exchange 2007+ Mailboxes

When we migrate Mailboxes to Office 365, it’s best to use an Admin Account for accessing the mailboxes, instead of knowing every users password. But we might not have a user with FullAccess to all mailboxes we want to migrate,…
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Manual Sync with new Azure AD Sync

Azure AD Sync have changed how we can manual sync, if we don’t want to restart every rule within the FIM Console (miisclient). Delta Sync will start by running the cmdlet DirectorySyncClientCmd and its found under C:Program FilesAzure AD SyncBin….
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