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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.

  • TechNet Radio: (Part 23) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Azure Key Vault

    Continuing their data protection through encryption episodes in their " Build Your Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze explore Azure Key Vault , a new feature found in Azure that increases security and control over keys and passwords used in cloud apps and services. [ 1:20 ] Let’s chat about Azure Key Vault and some of the recently announced features from the Ignite conference. [ 8:30 ] DEMO: Azure Key Vault walkthrough __________________________ Experience Microsoft's latest...
  • Export Azure Subscription Usage to CSV with NEW Billing API and PowerShell

    The Azure Billing REST API was recently made available as a Public Preview, and there’s been a ton of interest from customers in leveraging this API to collect and track usage of cloud services in their Microsoft Azure subscriptions.

    UPDATE: Version 0.9.4 and later of the Azure PowerShell module now include new Azure Resource Manager cmdlets to query Azure usage data directly: Get-UsageAggregates and Get-UsageMetrics.

    • I’ve included an updated script below that leverages these new cmdlets. 
    • I’ve also retained the original script that called the Billing REST API directly at the end of this article, because it serves as a useful example of how to call REST APIs when capabilities are needed that aren’t yet exposed directly via PowerShell.

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    In this article, I’ll provide a simple script that leverages Azure PowerShell to call this API and export usage data from your Azure subscription to a CSV file for further analysis …

  • TechNet Radio: (Part 22) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Orchestrating Hybrid Cloud with Chef and Azure

    Continuing our " Build Your Cloud " series Keith Mayer welcomes Steven Murawski from Chef as they discuss how you can orchestrate Hybrid Cloud using Chef and Azure. Tune in for this in-depth, demo heavy session and learn how you can get started with Chef using the Chef cookbook. [ 3:52 ] For those listening today that may not be familiar with Chef, what can Chef do for them? [ 19:27 ] Can Chef integrate with PowerShell? [ 33:01 ] DEMO: Getting started with Chef Learn more! Step-by-Step...
  • Quick Script: List Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Assignments for Azure Resources via PowerShell

    Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is a great new feature of Azure Resource Manager and the Azure Preview Portal for delegating granular access to Azure resources. 

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    Recently, I was asked for an easy way to enumerate the list of resources to which a particular user is assigned.  In this article, I’ll provide a brief code snippet using the latest version of the Azure PowerShell module that quickly lists the RBAC assignments for a user …

  • Enterprise Field Mobility with SEE Forge and Microsoft Azure

    James McDonough, CEO & Co-Founder of SEE Forge , joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss the various service offerings SEE Forge can help your organization implement. Tune in and learn how your business can eliminate paperwork and easily manage data that is collected any time, any where, and on any device. [ 1:02 ] Can you tell us a bit about the solution that SEE Forge delivers? [ 1:49 ] When building this solution, what attracted you most to building the...