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Thoughts about DevOps and automation from a Windows guy

  1. Using a Powershell Azure Function to Send Automated Blog Post Tweets

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    If you follow me on Twitter, you would have probably noticed that I occasionally send out tweets from random previous blog posts. I don’t want to have to remember to send these manually, and after reading how Josh King does it in his automated blog archive tweets article, I thought I’d add my spin on it. For my implementation, I’m going to use an Azure Function as well as a bit of blob storage to keep track of previous tweets. This way, I don’t depend on my local computer being up, and I can keep track of what posts I’ve already tweeted out, so I don’t repeat them. >>

  2. The PowerShell Conference Book

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    On Friday, July 6th, The PowerShell Conference Book as made available for purchase on Leanpub. This 'conference in a book' includes chapters from over 30 PowerShell experts and all royalties are being donated to the OnRamp Scholarship program run by The DevOps Collective. >>

  3. The Operation Validation Framework: Test your infrastructure using Pester

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    Knowing if your IT infrastructure is operating as it should is a fundamental task for any IT administrator. There are a plethora of tools and products available in the market to accomplish this task. I want to talk about another option that is free, simple, and uses PowerShell and Pester to perform the heavy lifting. This simple module is called the Operation Validation Framework. >>

  4. How to Write an Azure Function in PowerShell

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    Serverless computing, or the ability to execute code without having to manage the underlying resources, is all the rage these days. Can PowerShell join in on the fun? Yes it can! I'll show you how to use PowerShell to create an Azure Functions app and deploy a PowerShell-based function. >>

  5. Guest Post: Become a TechSnips Contributor

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    My name is Adam Bertram and Brandon has so graciously allowed me to guest post on his blog about a new service I've started that offers free, how-to content for tech professionals. OK, here's the pitch: >>