Category: Azure

Using Azure blob to take fileserver backup

In this post we will go over how I use Azure blob to take backup on files on prem. Preface In our case we needed a scalable, long-term backup for our file share that has data that does not change often. Historically we have very rarely had to recover files from this share and have…



Rewrite or delete Server header using Citrix ADC CPX

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about Using Citrix ingress controller with Azure Kubernetes Service. In this post, I’m going to show how easy it is to use the Custom Resource Definitions from Citrix to replace the Server header in an HTTP response, as well as removing it completely. If you would…



How to handle multiple spreadsheets from Excel in Powershell

Background Most of us working with Powershell has encountered imports and exports of a CSV-file in Powershell, and most of the times this works seamlessly. This is because the Import-CSV function is a great way to get the single Excel sheet imported in to Powershell. However, I got a request to merge several spreadsheets from…



Using Citrix ingress controller with Azure Kubernetes Service

I’ve had an Ansible playbook to deploy and configure Azure Kubernetes Service on GitHub for a while, and now I’ve gotten around to add Citrix ingress controller! You can read my other blogpost about the playbook here. Citrix has a Kubernetes controller to read ingress objects and their own CRDs (rewrite for example, which isn’t…



Deploy Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using Ansible

A while ago, I created an Ansible playbook to deploy and configure Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). I included some of the tools we are using ourselves in Kubernetes, both for internal usage but also to make it easier for the community to get started. You can find the playbook here: ansible-deploy-aks From the beginning, we…




Granting permissions for single users to Azure AD connector in Flow and PowerApps

The Flow and PowerApps connector for Azure AD is great when you want to build an app that read and writes to Azure AD. Or to automate Azure AD tasks like editing groups or users. However, I quickly noticed that the user that wanted to use this connector in Flow was met by the following…



Office Cloud Policy Service – Preview Feature

Earlier this year Microsoft announced a new cloud based service that allows administrators to create and manage policies for Office ProPlus users in your tenant, this service is called “Office Cloud Policy Service” or “OCPS” for short. These policies are created and managed via an internet based portal and are then enforced upon members of…



New baseline policies available in Conditional Access

Last week Microsoft starting to rollout three new baseline policies in Conditional Access. Baseline policy: Block legacy authentication (Preview) Baseline policy: Require MFA for Service Management (Preview) Baseline policy: End user protection (Preview) Baseline Policy in Conditional Access are part of Baseline Protection in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and the goal of these policies…



Building native multi-platform tools with ReasonML, esy and Azure Pipelines

In this post we will go over how I implemented multi-platform packages for Reason with the help of esy and Azure Pipelines and publish them on npm. The high-level overview of the process is this: Create a npm release for each platform via esy release Copy all the different releases into a folder Create a…