How to upload files to Azure Blob Storage using Powershell via the REST API

When I need to upload files on Azure Blog Storage the tools that I generally use are Storage Explorer (installed on my workstation or the web version included in the portal) or AzCopy, but within a script, I would prefer using Azure RestAPI.
Before writing this article I searched similar blogs around this topic, the most interesting one was written by Roger Zander’s blog, the only difference is that I’ve defined a function and validated the parameters, using splatting it is a bit more elegant to read in my opinion. Continue reading “How to upload files to Azure Blob Storage using Powershell via the REST API”

How to send an email with PowerShell using SendGrid API

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I really like event-driven notifications that can trigger different webhooks and it’s really fun putting them together like pieces of lego to automate workflows.

The most common and simple notification method is via email, but there are scenarios where environments for security reasons and by design have just access to the internet on port 80/443  and this connection is often mediated via a web proxy.

Not having access to SMTP protocol can be a roadblock but, in this article, we will implement a solution to send an email with PowerShell under these limitations without changing Firewall Rules or NSG.

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