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”

The Practice of the Cloud System Administration – Book review

It all started with “Time Management for System Administrator” of Tom Limoncelli, then I’ve read “The Practice of System and Network administrator”. Then I read “The Practice of Cloud System administrator” which are chronologically ordered and marked as Volume 1 and Volume 2, which both were written by Limoncelli, Hogan, Chalup.

I’m also a musician and as an analogy, I think that good books are like good records. Good books pass the test of time and they inspire your way of thinking or approach to a specific subject. This book is for me an excellent record to put on the turntable when needed, even just to be inspired.

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Working Remotely – Different solutions for Small Businesses with Powershell and SSH Tunnels

The first quarter of 2020 changed our personal and professional life in a lot of ways. I’ve read a lot of articles around the trends of adoption of cloud services and all software that should facilitate the challenge of enabling in every country the same practices and processes of working remotely.

During the last couple of months, I’ve received from small-medium businesses owners and IT professionals the same question how to transition smoothly and quickly.  Working in the operations field for mid-large organisations it required me to step back from the most obvious and structured approaches and be more flexible and down-to-earth.

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