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An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

In the world of Azure there are many ways to perform the same task, but right now Azure Resource Explorer seems to be a power-up mushroom in the maze of options.  It allows users to quickly and design, execute and template PowerShell scripts.

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Sometimes your CSS needs to come from a database.  Ever wonder how to minify that return value.  This article is about returning dynamic CSS from an MVC controller and minifying it on the way out.

Windows 10 Mobile - Buggy But still my favorite

Windows 10 Mobile - Buggy But still my favorite

Not sure why but Windows 10 Mobile has more bugs than an alien ant farm.  The basics are key, even for a phone OS that has less than 1% market share.

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Many times I try new features and I wonder how to use them in azure.  This one is very easy to use and provides me a search indexing service provided with the support of the robust backend of Azure Search Services.  This is an an intro of how Azure search services can work for you.

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Cheklist High availability - You want to know how to do it, I will give you some pointers!

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

Create a Powershell script that will provide information on all computers on your domain.  Performance is not there as we are still working on that, but this is optimized for small networks where you need to gather computer information quickly and easily.

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

This script will gather all computer information to a file that can be used to audit the computers on your network.

Calendar Service for UWP and Raspberry Pi Windows Core

Calendar Service for UWP and Raspberry Pi Windows Core

Below is some code that shows how to create a service for your Windows UWP apps to access your google calendars, and display them how you feel is best for your users.  This has been used sucessfully on a Raspberry Pi 3 board running windows Core to create a calendar for a kitchen touch screen display.

Install IIS on Windows 10 - Its that easy

Install IIS on Windows 10 - Its that easy

Using the control panel in Windows 10, you can easily install IIS so that your local desktop can be a webserver to serve content to every one.  This is part 1 in a series to describe how to publish a website to the internet.

Raspberry PI IOT Screensaver

Raspberry PI IOT Screensaver

This tutorial will explain how to install an MP4 file as a looping screensaver for raspberry pi devices that do not need to shut off.

Grammar Alert Class - Part 2

Grammar Alert Class - Part 2

Now to use the grammar file.  In this article you will see the encapulated commands I have used to isolate the voice activation and recognition. 

Windows 10 - IOT - Grammar Alert Class

Windows 10 - IOT - Grammar Alert Class
Windows 10 IOT core can use a USB microphone on a raspberry pi to send voice commands to the device and programs.

Create Azure Storage Account

Create Azure Storage Account

Step 2 in a series documenting how to copy an entire virtual network to a secondary environment using powershell

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

A Tutorial on how to copy an entire azure virtual network with a subscription to a new environment for testing, training or QA.  The goal here is no down time.

Knockout Custom Binding Handler - Hidden Input

Knockout Custom Binding Handler - Hidden Input
This function allows you to add change events to a Knockout Hidden Element

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