Powershell as glue for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and VEEAM Backup & Replication

IT infrastructures and services management was and still is today an important part of my ‘business as usual‘ set of activities. Regardless of the tools and technologies implemented what I look for are always two features for monitoring and automation, simplicity and efficiency.

If monitoring is essential for having visibility on the overall infrastructure and for being proactive, automation is necessary for delivering consistent results in a timely manner especially in complex scenarios.

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How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell

Like any other application installed on Windows whenever we need to investigate and troubleshoot some issues event viewer and IIS logs (for web applications) are the first place to start.

But where developers and operations, in general, work together is when the cause is not obvious and for important application such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM is required to enable its tracing logs. Continue reading “How To Enable MS CRM Tracing with PowerShell”

How to trigger incoming webhooks in Microsoft Teams with Powershell

As a DevOps with work experiences as a Developer and System Engineer, I tend to give for granted that all my colleagues or peers have the same background knowledge or simply the same vocabulary.

But I’ve recently discussed with some seasoned sysadmins working for other companies and I was surprised to discover the barrier was around the vocabulary and the design principles (for developers or system engineers) used as a reference point.

Naturally, we try to solve problems with solutions or technologies that we already used in the past, without exploring all the possibilities. Sometimes we simply don’t get some context or benefits of doing it differently or we can’t measure how expensive can be the adoption of different models or strategies.

For instance: Microservices, RESTfulAPI, Webhooks are common terms that most of us are comfortable using every day, but these design implementations and functions are sometimes not so simple to break it down into small independent pieces. Continue reading “How to trigger incoming webhooks in Microsoft Teams with Powershell”