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ServiceNow to Azure DevOps: Working Together in Harmony

Microsoft has been on the forefront of integrating with ServiceNow, but what solutions exist for getting ServiceNow records into Azure DevOps? Check out this post to learn more about outbound REST Messages out of the ServiceNow platform in order to create work items within Azure DevOps.

Michael Dugan by Michael Dugan

Azure News - June 2019

Summary of recent Azure updates, including Azure Bastion and Azure to Azure ASR improvements.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Creating a UI with Power BI

Highlights tips and tricks to maximize the built-in features of Power BI to create an appealing UI and group data inside dashboards.

Trevor Suarez by Trevor Suarez

Windows Virtual Desktop Host Management

Windows Virtual Desktop brings us a modern, cloud-centric way to deliver desktops and applications to end-users.  Although the service takes care of the overhead of managing RDS infrastructure roles (such as the connection broker and gateway), the host servers themselves still need to be managed and maintained.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Windows Virtual Desktop Management Web App

Windows Virtual Desktop entered public preview on March 21, 2019.  Currently, the only official way to manage Windows Virtual Desktop is via the PowerShell module.  Although support in the Azure Portal is coming, there is no public ETA.  In the meantime, there is an Azure Web App that you can deploy and host yourself to manage your WVD tenant.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Key-based Authentication for OpenSSH on Windows

Windows Server 2019 has more native support for SSH via OpenSSH.  Here, we'll take a look at how to configure key-based authentication with OpenSSH on Windows.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Accelerated Database Recovery - The Future of the Transaction Log

With SQL Server 2019, Microsoft is introducing a new feature called Accelerated Database Recovery (ADR).  ADR fundamentally changes the way SQL processes transactions, resulting in dramatically reduced time for crash recovery and rollback.

Frank Gill by Frank Gill

Fixing Invoke-WebRequest

How to speed up build times up to 25% with one line of code.

Nathan Stachowiak by Nathan Stachowiak

Terraform State Walkthrough

Whether you're new to Terraform or a seasoned expert, this blog walks through how to move previously defined resources into a brand new module by using state commands.

Michael Dugan by Michael Dugan