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  • Blog Post: Using Azure Automation: Part 2

    Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney discusses how to get started and test a basic runbook with Azure Automation. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Today I'm going to show you the basics you're going to need to make a useful runbook (or Windows PowerShell workflow, if...
  • Blog Post: Using Azure Automation: Part 1

    Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney discusses how to get started with Windows PowerShell and Azure Automation. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here, and for the next five days we're going to touch on Azure Automation, which is a great way to automate control of your Azure resources...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Show Available Azure Automation Accounts

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of available Azure Automation accounts. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see my Azure Automation accounts? You can get this information with one simple cmdlet: Get-AzureAutomationAccount
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 5

    Summary : Learn how to create a virtual machine in Azure by using your own VHD template. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney is here with the last bit of coolness about creating virtual machines in Azure—using a customized template. This post is part of a series. To catch up, read: Use...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: See Data in Azure Storage

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to show the files in an Azure Storage blob. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see files that are in my subscription and stored in Azure blobs? Use a combination of the Get-AzureStorageContainer and Get-AzureStorageBlob cmdlets. For example, to see all of the data...
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 4

    Summary : Learn how to leverage Desired State Configuration with a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here today filling in for my buddy Ed. Today I'll show you how to leverage Desired State Configuration (DSC) with a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. This...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify Extensions in Azure

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a current list of virtual machine extensions in Azure. How can I find all the extensions that are available for virtual machines in Azure? To see all the extensions for a virtual machine in Azure, type: Get-AzureVMAvailableExtension | Format-Table
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 3

    Summary : Learn how to spin up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney is here. Ed is still resting nicely, so today, I'll show you how to spin up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure! If you add Get-Help against the New-AzureVM cmdlet, you'll have an...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify Azure Subscriptions

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a current list of Azure subscriptions. How can I use Windows PowerShell to show me a list of the subscriptions that are attached to my Azure account? Use the Get-AzureSubscription cmdlet.
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 2

    Summary: Learn how to work with sizing names in Microsoft Azure. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is back again to show more really cool stuff in Microsoft Azure. Be sure to also read Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 1 . When you're creating a virtual machine...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Identify Azure Services in Subscription

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to get a current list of Azure services in a subscription. How can I use Windows PowerShell to show me a list of the Azure services in a subscription? Run the Get-AzureService cmdlet.
  • Blog Post: Use PowerShell to Create Virtual Machine in Azure – Part 1

    Summary: Learn how to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to identify built-in virtual machine templates. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here today to help out and give Ed a break (enjoy some tea and rest your fingers, my friend). In November, I touched on how to use Windows PowerShell for...
  • Blog Post: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 2

    Summary : Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about updating an offline virtual machine with Windows PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here. Yesterday, I introduced you to a tool you can use to updating offline virtual machines: Update Offline Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 1

    Summary : Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney introduces a cool tool for updating virtual machines. Hey, Scripting Guy! I have some virtual machines that are normally offline. They need to be updated on a regular basis, but these machines have no access to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS...
  • Blog Post: PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Mount ISO

    Summary : Easily mount ISO files by using Windows PowerShell. How can I use Windows PowerShell to mount ISO files in Windows 8? Use the Mount-Disk cmdlet and specify the exact path of the ISO file, for example: Mount-DiskImage C:\Media\Filename.ISO
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 7

    Summary : The future shapes up for Oliver, and he plays with a new string feature in Windows PowerShell. Note This is the final post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #7

    Summary : Remember the name of the first holiday tune on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? What was the very first holiday tune done on the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog? You'll find the answer at the bottom of this post... And here is the answer for the PowerTrivia #6 question: What is the title...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 6

    Summary : Oliver manages Azure and Office 365 with Windows PowerShell and discovers how to store credentials securely. Note This is the sixth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #6

    Summary : Simmer your minds with thoughts of past Scripting Guys holiday specials. What is the title of the fourth Scripting Guys holiday special, which seemed to last an incredibly long night? Think you know the answer? Verify by looking at this surprise post ...or stay tuned. The answer will...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 5

    Summary : Oliver joins an enterprise environment and introduces Windows PowerShell to DevOps. Note This is the fifth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3 ...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #5

    Summary : Remember this silly song from the second Scripting Guys holiday special? What was the name of the song written for the second Scripting Guys holiday special that suspiciously sounded like gerbils singing? Think you know the answer? Verify by listening to this little parody ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 4

    Summary : Oliver’s true challenges begin and he discovers built-in Windows PowerShell scripts. Note This is the fourth post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #4

    Summary : Remember those wonderful people from the third Scripting Guys holiday special? Who were the two main characters in the third Scripting Guys holiday special, It’s a Wonderful Shell ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading It’s a Wonderful Shell—Chapter 1 ...or stay...
  • Blog Post: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 3

    Summary : Oliver finishes computer school, gets his first real job, and uses Windows PowerShell remoting. Note This is the third post in a series. To catch up, read: Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 1 Oliver Script: A Holiday Tale–Part 2 It is the beginning of a new day...
  • Blog Post: PowerTrivia: Scripting Guys Holiday Special Trivia #3

    Summary : Remember the characters from previous Hey, Scripting Guys! holiday specials? Who were the characters who handled the IT infrastructure in the second Scripting Guys holiday special, How Mr. Finch Learned Scripting ? Think you know the answer? Verify by reading Use PowerShell to Find and...