Using Azure Active Directory with PowerShell

I had a situation where I had my lab domain synched with Azure, but later I had to use the same domain for my office 365 accounts. I had a…

Custom URL Monitoring Library for SCOM 2012

Recently, a customer that uses the SCOM URL monitoring extensively reported a few issues they had been having with the standard URL (Web Transaction) monitor. Some of them were resolved…

Very Useful MVA Courses

If you have never checked Microsoft Virtual Academy, stop what you are doing and go check it! But grab a coffee first. There is a lot available to learn. I…

Azure Subscription Billing Alerts Preview

In preview now, the Azure subscription Alerts feature will let you configure alerts regarding your usage Simple steps to get there. If you don’t have a subscription yet, request a…

SCSM–Determining a user’s e-mail using powershell

Continuing the series on how to survive deploying Service Manager 2012, here’s another script that helped me get through the day without going mad. This one will look for the…

SCSM–Determining a user’s manager using PowerShell

I have been working with SCSM again recently and had to get creative using Orchestrator, since some of the native features of SCSM won’t allow for certain things. One thing…

Safely closing any type of alert in the SCOM Console

More than often, you would like to be able to just close an alert in the SCOM console. Easy, right? And it actually is. But simply closing an alert in…

Stopping specific VMs every night with Azure Automation

As many companies start to use Windows Azure as a development and test environment, the need for cost saving in the subscriptions start to become a real issue. I run…

New Exchange 2013 MP is out!

You can find it here. It finally seems that we will have a good management pack for Exchange 2013. I was able to put my hands on this one last…

SCSM Exchange Connector and Exchange Server in different forests/domains

I have been asked to configure an instance of the Exchange connector to receive e-mails from a certain mailbox in order to create service requests. Have done that before, not…