Monitor your BBQ with Powershell and Azure Log Analytics

This is the idea behind the series. Taking your BBQ stats and putting them into Azure Log Analytics. I haven’t had my CyberQ WiFi for very long, but it didn’t take long before I was wondering how I could explore the data it was generating while I cooked. Once I started exploring the CyberQ web …

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Powershell: Invoke-RestMethod vs Invoke-WebRequest

In Powershell, aside from the old school Net objects, we have Invoke-RestMethod and Invoke-WebRequest cmdlets to make HTTP/REST calls. I’ve been exploring both as part of my APIs and Powershell series. So far there are times when one is better than the other at certain things. Like Invoke-RestMethod turning JSON response files directly into Powershell …

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Installing Powershell Modules on Servers with no Internet

Recently I was trying to install the Powershell ISE SMA Addon on our server that will serve as our development server for our SMA Runbooks. The problem is that the server doesn’t have any internet access.< Normally you could do Install-module -name SMAAuthoringtoolkit and Powershell would go and get it for you, however this doesn’t …

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