Azure infrastructure and application testing

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Introduction to quality assurance Quality assurance (QA) is an umbrella term which encompasses all application software and infrastructure quality tests which are performed to verify software application and infrastructure functional and non-functional attributes, including performance, scalability, availability and security. Azure infrastructure and application testing is a major part of quality assurance. This article includes a … Read more

Powershell Crescendo general availability release

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Powershell Crescendo general availability release On March 10th Microsoft announced the General Availability (GA) release of PowerShell Crescendo, a platform-independent framework to rapidly develop PowerShell cmdlets for common command line tools. The release is available for download in PowerShell Gallery. PowerShell Crescendo overview The Crescendo framework allows developers to build PowerShell cmdlets which make use … Read more

Windows Failover Clustering Design Handbook

Windows Failover Clustering Design Handbook

This post is also available in my podcast. Book introduction Windows Failover Clustering (WFC) is one of the oldest technologies utilized by Windows Server for the high availability of systems and services, whether that be traditional on-premise IT infrastructures or hybrid and multi cloud infrastructures in Microsoft Azure. Failover clustering and other relevant Microsoft technologies … Read more

The new Microsoft Teams Powershell module

microsoft teams powershell module

Overview On October 15th Microsoft released the MC224358 awareness article which outlines the transition to a new single Teams Powershell module which now includes all cmdlets from Skype for Business Online PowerShell Connector. Teams and Skype for Business Online administrators only need to install the Teams PowerShell module without requiring a separate installation of the … Read more

Powershell packages, repositories and GUI apps

This article discusses Powershell packages, repositories and GUI apps. A common question which comes up around Microsoft Powershell is how to make use of the Powershell artifacts, including the following: Powershell packages In order to manage Powershell packages, the following Microsoft Powershell resource can be used as reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/packagemanagement/?view=powershell-6. The two cmdlets to run initially are … Read more