Checking the Boot Diagnostics in Microsoft Azure

It can be a brand new server or an existent one running on Microsoft Azure, after a restart, the VM shows up as running on the portal, but for some…

How to rename an AWS EC2 instance during provisioning using PowerShell

In the Cloud era the VM/instance name is not that important, especially when we have a fleet of servers doing the same work, and that is key for scenarios where…

Changing DNS settings on Microsoft Azure

A common task when building a new site or changing the Domain Controllers in Microsoft Azure is to change the DNS Server configuration at the Virtual Network level. Microsoft recommends…

Solving Error 20509 Virtual Machine Manager agent communication is blocked

During a troubleshoot session on a VMM customer, we noticed that several agents were showing the following error message. Virtual Machine Manager agent communication is blocked. The version of the…

Solving Virtual Machine Manager 2016 expired license

How to upgrade an expired VMM 2016 to a licensed version. That happened to my customer, VMM 2016 was fresh on the Microsoft Download site, the product was installed and…

Adding an endpoint on Office 365 Exchange data migration

There is an easy assistant under Setup / Data migration when using Office 365 Admin Center. In this Tutorial, we are going over the process to configure an end point…

Listing the drive letters, size and free space using PowerShell

Using PowerShell, the administrator is able to retrieve a lot of information from the operating system. In Today’s Tutorial, we are going the process to retrieve all volumes of any…

How to configure Azure Logic Apps

Usually for social media automation I used for a long time IFTTT, although with Azure Logic Apps I decide to give a try. I started to use Azure Logic Apps…

New version of Azure Backup Server introduces Modern Backup Storage technology

WOW! What a day for me! Microsoft Azure just announces new and improved features on the new version Azure Backup Server. Let’s start! They announce with Azure Backup Server v2…

Bigger disks on Azure Storage

If you follow the announcements during the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on the beginning of the month, one of the announcements was the increase of the size of the disks…