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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Active Directory User Account Lockout Troubleshooting

Active Directory is such an important service that in most organisations after being implemented becomes essential and at the same time suddenly transparent to the end-user.

In my humble opinion even nowadays learning the fundamentals of Active Directory is very important for most support / technical roles and it will be a valuable skill for at least another decade, cloud technologies, for instance, will not make those skills disappear overnight.

Regardless of the size of the organisation who needs to support the end-user needs to understand well how it works or know how to solve the most common issues, in this article we will touch again of a very simple problem to investigate such the AD Account Lockout.

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How to Send Messages to Slack with PowerShell

Collaboration software tools are present in some shape or form in every workplace and if properly implemented and organised will give team members the opportunity of working together not only in an efficient way, but getting the job done while having fun!

Integration with these tools is not just desirable, it’s sometimes required. The nature of instant messaging communication in each workplace my vary depending on the content and information can be volatile and informal or more persistent and organised.

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IIS and Powershell Automation

When designing web applications becomes extremely sophisticated, CI/CD is keeping accelerating and supporting and troubleshooting is every day more challenging and complex, talking about webservers seems completely old fashioned, Well… I don’t think so. Let me explain!

Web development, Networking, Security are still moving targets, but webservers are still a key component for the delivery of our content.

Focusing on implementing scripting and automation to improve one of these: web development tools, testing, network operations, security…  can have a positive impact on making more meaningful use of your time and your energies. Continue reading “IIS and Powershell Automation”