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  • Deploy Marketplace Image using PowerShell

    Deploy Marketplace Image using PowerShell

    Not ready to jump on JSON template modification when the Marketplace template doesn’t fit your requirements? We can use PowerShell to get the same marketplace image deployed with our own modified configuration. #Choose subscription Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId dc9b2339-0138-4de6-b2c2-c7e9408fdfa4 $ComputerName = ‘labroynepa02’ $CredentialVM = Get-Credential #Create Network Interface $nic0 = New-AzureRmNetworkInterface -Name “labroynepa02-eth0” -ResourceGroupName “LAB-ROY-NE-NETWORK” -Location “West […]

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  • Moving Marketplace images into existing resource groups

    Moving Marketplace images into existing resource groups

    Not only Palo Alto, but alot of the templates hosted in the Azure Marketplace has restrictions to how we can deploy these resources. And it is mostly because the vendor wants to help you, but it doesn’t always fit with the existing infrastructure in Azure. The two most annoying restrictions are: 1. Cannot be deployed […]

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  • Who has admin roles?

    Who has admin roles?

    Sadly, there is still (not yet) an easy graphical way of listing who in your organization is enjoying administrator roles in Office 365, but there is a way using PowerShell. I had my hopes up when we received an Azure AD Content package for PowerBI, but not yet, so I asked for it and it […]

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  • Automapping mailboxes to Outlook

    Automapping mailboxes to Outlook

    Automapping mailboxes to Outlook means the mailbox you gain access to will be automatically added to your Outook Client or Outlook Web Access (Exchange Online). No need to add additional mailboxes after an administrator have granted you permission. Life is wonderful ūüôā Except if you have permission to alot of mailboxes, and it takes up […]

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  • Howto configure Password Change in ADFS

    Howto configure Password Change in ADFS

    Users are always allowed or forced¬†to change their passwords, either by a phone call to servicedesk or¬†from their¬†domain joined¬†computer when at the¬†Office.¬†By enabling this feature in ADFS, you make self-service password change¬†more available for your end-users. Possible reducing the incoming calls to Servicedesk. Password change is protected by requiring the user to remember its existing […]

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  • Azure Server Management Tools

    Azure Server Management Tools

    Management tools is a feature in the Azure Portal, currently in Public Preview, but it is ment to administrate servers hosted outside Azure.¬† Giving us a single administrative interface, but it also works for Azure Virtual Machines. Does it require inbound traffic? No ūüôā We establish a Proxy in the LAN, which then distributes the […]

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  • Windows Server 2016 GA in Azure, what are the new skus?

    Windows Server 2016 GA in Azure, what are the new skus?

    The Publisher is still MicrosoftWindowsServer and the Offer is WindowsServer, but what are the new Skus and Images? 2016-DataCenter 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers 2016-Nano-Server The first and at the moment only¬†version or build of 2016-DataCenter is 2016.0.20161010. 2016-DataCenter build 2016.0.20161010 2016-DataCenter-with-Containers build 2016.0.20161012 2016-Nano-Server build 2016.0.20161012 So it seems Nano-Server and DataCenter-with-Containers are the newest Versions, but here […]

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  • How I would use Azure templates and parameters today

    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 to you? What if we converted all variables to strings? I did that, and it […]

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  • How to use JSON code for creating Azure Infrastructure

    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 login to your Azure Subscription and create a Resource Group: #Login to AzureRM. Login-AzureRmAccount #See […]

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  • Why use JSON to create infrastructure in Azure

    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 can be boring to repeat a lot of times. So that became my reason to […]

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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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