Free Business Continuity Version of SquaredUp for SCOM

SquaredUp is offering a 6 month business continuity license. With almost the entire business world working remotely this has put extra stress on our IT systems. Stress that was likely never planned for. Now more than ever we need top notch monitoring of our systems. SquaredUp provides an immense add-on value to System Center Operations …

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Why you should Replace RDCMan with Windows Admin Center

If you’ve followed me on twitter for a while you’ve known I’ve been a big fan of Windows Admin Center since it was called Project Honolulu. In this post I’ll show you in depth, why you should replace RDCMan with Windows Admin Center. For those of you not familiar with Windows Admin Center this is …

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Azure Monitor Event Log Workbook

Every Windows admin knows “check the logs” right? RIGHT? No one actually likes looking at each servers individual Event Log. At least I never did, even remotely its difficult, and switching context between log sources is a pain as well. Well Log Analytics can collect those event logs. And because Log Analytics can collect those …

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Setup Azure Function Hybrid Connection

In this latest post in Donnie and I’s Migrating from Orchestrator series, I’ll show you how to setup Hybrid Connection for PowerShell Azure Functions. This will allow you to perform automation tasks on-prem with Function Apps using PowerShell Core. Requirements App Service Plan Azure Function in my case I’m using PowerShell Core You’ll need a …

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Collect SolarEdge Data with PowerShell Azure Functions and Log Analytics

In this post I’ll show you how I collect my solar production data from the SolarEdge API and send it to Log Analytics. Notice I said collect and not monitor. While the SolarEdge API is actually fairly well documented, the API is limited to calls at a 15 minute interval. In the SolarEdge App and …

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Collect Ambient Weather Data with PowerShell Azure Function

You may have seen my previous post on collecting weather data from WeatherUnderground. With this post I will show you how to collect Ambient Weather data from the API with Azure Functions. Why a new post? A few reasons. One, that post was with the experimental Windows PowerShell Azure Functions, which are no longer available. …

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