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PowerShell Basics: Connecting to Exchange Online Using Multi-Factor Authentication

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:45 +0000

Using PowerShell to manage your Microsoft cloud services like Exchange Online and using multi-factor authentication (MFA) separately is awesome. Using the two together however, not so much. Microsoft documentation on this topic seems to suggest that all the required administrative tasks needed are to be performed from a shell that launched separately from the PowerShell...

PowerShell Basics: Azure AD Management Commands

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:25 +0000

Now that we’ve covered the basics in my previous post, Step-By-Step: Intro to Managing Azure AD via PowerShell, we’ll take a look at the commands available to further manage you Azure AD deployment. Some of the commands currently used for on-premises Active Directory Management will also work for Azure Active Directory or differ very little....

Step-By-Step: Intro to Managing Azure AD via PowerShell

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:22 +0000

As IT Professionals know, time is never on our side.  Hence the reason PowerShell is so important.  It provides a quicker way of completing tasks and can even provide some automation if harnessed correctly.  This Step-By-Step will detail how to get started in harnessing PowerShell to manage an Azure Active Directory instance and detail day...

Step-by-Step: First steps with Azure Container Instances

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:18:45 +0000

Hello Folks, It’s been a while since I last posted but it’s not because there has not been developments in the Microsoft Azure world. One in particular I wanted to talk about is Azure Container Instances or ACI for short. That capability was announced on July 26, 2017. An Azure Container Instance is a single...

PowerShell Basics: Retrieving Azure Key Vault Certificate

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:01:16 +0000

Microsoft's Azure Key Vault manages cryptographic keys and certificates used by cloud applications and services. Some instances may require the use of said certificate stored in Azure Key Vault on a computer, or some hosted service. Use of PowerShell is the quickest way to accomplish this via the following steps: With the Azure PowerShell tools...

Build Intelligent Robots with EZ-Robot and Microsoft Cognitive Services

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:35 +0000

What if a robot could tell how you are feeling? Microsoft Cognitive Services is a set of APIs and SDK services that can enable developers to easily add features that can detect emotion, identify objects and understand language understanding into their applications. Imagine utilizing that same set of features in a robot. Enter Calgary based...

Step-By-Step: Configuring a site-to-site VPN Gateway between Azure and On-Premise

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:13:54 +0000

Using site-to-site VPN gateway can provide better continuity for your workloads in hybrid cloud setup with Azure. This post will demonstrate how to set up site-to-site VPN Gateway to enable this. Requirements  Before start make sure you have following in place. 1) VPN device: A VPN device is needed on-premise to create the VPN connection with...

Tackling the Dragon – Converting a Java Based Game to Universal Windows Platform

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:53 +0000

Ragnarök is Nigh. Hamilton Ontario based Thrive games have been working on their lead game, Dragon of Legends for sometime with aspirations of delivering their game to the Steam platform.  The game uncovers countless mysteries of the past as players battle across platforms in a vibrant 2D world inspired by Celtic and Norse mythology. Our...

Powershell Basics: Using Variables In ActiveDirectory Filters

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:11 +0000

When working with the ActiveDirectory PowerShell module, the -filter parameter is sometimes required to search for accounts or objects in Active Directory. Utilization of variables in those filters may also be required to return a needed value. As an example, running the following command from the remote Exchange management shell returns an object that includes...

Augmenting Image Metadata with Cognitive Services

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Hello Folks, This week, the team from Microsoft Canada has partnered with 4 startup teams at Communitech, an industry-led Waterloo Ontario based innovation centre that supports and fosters a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies, to incorporate Microsoft Cognitive Services into their offerings. While I am unfortunately unable to be there, I wanted to share...