Key Techniques to Record a Great Video

I’ve been doing more video recordings lately, in favor of doing blog posts, and other forms of social media content sharing. Well, that doesn’t include Twitter. I’m on there way too much, and it’s a great way to share “nuggets” of information in a matter of seconds, instead of minutes …

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High CPU Utilization Bug on Windows 10 RTM

I’ve been running the Windows 10 Enterprise RTM build, using Native VHD Boot, on my Dell Latitude E6430 ever since it came out on July 29th. Since then, I have mostly had a good experience with it, however there have been some setbacks. The largest setback that I’ve noticed is …

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Subscribe to E-mail Updates for GitHub Project Releases

If you’re like me, you probably like to ensure that your software is up-to-date on your system at all times. I’m a heavy user of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell automation module, which is actively developed on a GitHub source code repository. I need to make sure that I am promptly …

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PowerShell: Retrieve Azure Storage Blob Containers Asynchronously

Background When you’re working with the Microsoft Azure platform, as a developer or an IT pro, you will almost certainly leverage the Microsoft Azure Storage service. The top-level object in the Azure Storage service is called a “Storage Account.” Each Storage Account can contain the following types of storage objects: …

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PowerShell: A first-timer’s perspective of PowerCLI

This blog post is a description of my first experience playing around with PowerCLI, which is VMware’s PowerShell module for managing vSphere servers. I haven’t really dealt with VMware much in my past, other than VMware Workstation, so I thought it was exciting to get the chance to play around …

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PowerShell: Creating Active Directory Managed Service Accounts

Hey folks, I’ve recently been trying to learn more about Active Directory Managed Service Accounts (MSAs), which are basically self-managing service accounts. You don’t have to manage the Service Principal Name (SPN) or password for MSAs, which makes them very good choices for running applications. You can read more about …

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PowerShell: Integrate Invocation of AutoIT Scripts

Although PowerShell is an incredibly powerful automation platform [primarily] for Microsoft Windows systems, it does have some gaps that other tools can fill. One of those tools is called AutoIT, which many of you are probably familiar with prior to reading this. AutoIT can handle GUI automation much more easily …

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Office 2010 SP1: Silent Installation

Just the other day, Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). To deploy the update via software distribution in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr) 2007, or simply via script, you can use the following command line: officesuite2010sp1-kb2460049-x86-fullfile-en-us.exe /quiet /norestart As a best practice I always try …

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