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DevOps – Automating Kubernetes Deployments

If you are deploying your own Kubernetes clusters you already know that:

Kubernetes is hard

Kubernetes is hard

But there is hope!

There are a few great projects to keep an eye on in this space. I’ve covered some of them in an article you can read on the Lumen.

Cheers!

PowerShell: Windows Subsystem For Linux

I’ve delved into Windows Subsystem for Linux recently and wrote an article on the topic here. Included is a script to automatically install your chosen WSL ditribution. Check it out!

Email Reputation and Design: A Condensed Guide

Very few domains implement the holy grail of email identity reputation frameworks, DMARC. This guide will cover all the steps required to get it implemented for your domain along with some best practices for overall email reputation design.

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PowerShell: AzureAD Dynamic Groups

A few code snippets for Azure AD dynamic groups. One for creating standard groups for your environment. Another for finding duplicates.

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Cloud PBX: Polycom VVX Master Directory

Reverse number lookup in Skype for Business online (cloud PBX) doesn’t give you much control. If you are deploying Polycom VVX phones you can get around this with a directory file.

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PowerShell: Easy Module Authoring with ModuleBuild

I’ve previously discussed using the excellent plaster module for creating new modules among other things. Now I’ve integrated plaster into my PSModuleBuild project, turned the whole thing into a module, and changed the name to just ‘ModuleBuild’

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Powershell: Creating Plaster Manifest Files

I’ve kicked the tires on a great PowerShell code scaffolding tool called ‘Plaster’. Here is my take on this nifty module.

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PowerShell: Azure ARM Site Overview

Visualizing an Azure deployment can be a bit tricky. This short Azure summary script is a good way to start though.

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PowerShell: PowerShellGet Helper Functions

With the PowerShell Gallery at your fingertips in PowerShell v5 you are able to find and install modules and scripts quickly. Here are a few helper functions you may want to add to your profile to help automate some of these tasks.

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Powershell: PSCloudflare Module

A well documented API without a PowerShell Module is like an itch begging to be scratched.

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