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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: 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: PSCloudflare Module

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

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Powershell: New-ADPasswordReminder

A single, self-extracting, self-scheduling, AD password change notice PowerShell script. »Read More

PowerShell: My Profile

I’m always interested to see how other people setup their working environment or get things done. But rarely do I share my own environment. Since I’m putting the effort into pushing my scripting environment publicly to github I may as well explain a bit more about some of what I’ve setup.

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PowerShell: Thoughts on Module Design

I’ve finally decided to grow up and start making modules out of my rather large PowerShell code base. Here are a few things I’ve learned.

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Skype For Business: Planning for Voice – Part 3

If you have been following along this series you already know the importance of getting a recent PSTN provider bill and performing an onsite visit. Next we will go into more depth on how the site PSTN is configured with your PBX at a site. There is lots of ground to cover so lets dive right in!
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Skype For Business: Planning for Voice – Part 2

I’ve already gone over the basic phases of a Skype for Business enterprise voice deployment in my prior article. Now it is time to skip right over the first two of those phases and start preparing to replace your existing PBXs. To prepare you need to know what you are going to be replacing. In this article we will be focusing on beginning the information gathering process.

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Exchange: Database Leveling Redux

Some time ago I tackled the challenge of constructing a variant of the bin packing algorithm for leveling out Exchange databases’ size with the least amount of mailbox migrations necessary. Since then, I’ve been approached by a few people in dreadfully large environments looking for help with errors and compatibility issues around the script I released. I’ve finally rounded back to this script to do it some justice.

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