Azure Monitor Alert with Azure Functions

One of the many things an Azure Monitor Alert can do is trigger Azure Functions. As I mentioned in my alerting post, every alert contains an underlying schema. I will once again be using the Common Alert Schema for Azure Monitor, however, this will still work with the old schema. You’ll need an alert if …

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PowerShell: Enable Hyper-V De-Duplication

Enabling data de-duplication can have a sizeable impact on your used storage space. But did you also know that enabling de-duplication is currently a recommended best practice for general purpose Hyper-V hosts? Follow along and I’ll show you how to enable Hyper-V de-duplication using only PowerShell. If you are unfamiliar with installing Windows Features with …

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PowerShell Remoting is not a Vulnerability

Dear security experts, PowerShell is not a vulnerability, in fact its your friend in keeping environments secure. I know it can be scary cause PowerShell is pretty damn powerful, but disabling remote PowerShell is not the answer. Whats this all about? In December I received an email about changes to an environment I help manage. …

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