Azure Automation: New Features announced!

Today at the PowerShell summit in Stockholm,  Joe Levy and Anatoli Beliaev of Microsoft announced a bunch of new features that is publicly available in Azure Automation! Unfortunately I was not able to be there in person, but luckily multiple people tweeted about this stuff! (Thanks @vNiklas + @skillriver + more!! ) Some of the […]

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Cloud App discovery

A new feature in AD premium allows you to gather information about existing SaaS applications in your environment. The feature is called Cloud App Discovery and is part of your AD premium subscription. Here are the steps you need to take in order to get it working. Additional information can be found at Microsoft Technet […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 devices keep prompting for sign in to the Company Portal

I have been working on another mobility project the last couple of months. this project started as a hybrid SCCM/Intune project using “old” SCC 2012 R2 platform, a couple of weeks ago we migrated the platform to the latest service pack in order to get all of the new hybrid mobile features in place. The […]

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Azure Automation: Using Azure Scheduler to trigger a runbook via Runbook Webhooks

One of the great new features of Azure Automation is the Web hooks, which can be added to runbooks. A web hook is a way for an external system to trigger the runbook with specific input values. You can read more about how to trigger web hooks here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/automation-webhooks/   This article describes how easy […]

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Save money by using Azure Automation to deallocate VMs.

I have four Azure VMs running during normal business hours. All machines are Type A2 (2 CORES / 3.5 GB RAM) and cost $0.154/hr per VM. I start them in the morning at 8PM and deallocate them at 5PM when I leave the office. At least once a month I forget to deallocate. They then […]

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Identify best Azure region for Your Cloud.

Cool webpage to measure network latency to azure.

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Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2014

Conference done = everybody’s happy about hopefully new and good knowledge – I did two sessions – One called Be a Hero another one called Create a ScomBot in Azure – Unfortunately they didnt record them – But I have attached both Slideshows to this blog. Agenda for Be a Hero: Introduction to Services Ready […]

Category: Cloud Services, Operations Manager 2012 R2  |  1 Comment

Change TimeZone on mailboxes

Do you have one or more mailboxes running in a wrong TimeZone on your Office 365 or Exchange environment? Don’t worry it is easy to fix, and I will show you how do to it. Follow this blog post and you will learn how to see current TimeZone on a mailbox, how to change it, and how to changes TimeZone on all mailboxes.

Category: Cloud Services, Exchange, Office 365  |  2 Comments

Add and remove access permissions on mailboxes on Office 365

There will be times where you want to give an administrator or another user access to another user’s mailbox. This blog post will describe how to add and remove access permissions on one or more mailboxes with PowerShell.

Category: Cloud Services, Office 365  |  3 Comments

What’s new in Windows Intune October 2011 release

The October 2011 release of Windows Intune is here, and that means new features and functionalities. I will with this blog post give you a short descriptions of the top features.

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