You may have noticed that the Azure certifications have been revamped over the past year, or so. They are now role-based and come in four main tracks (although others exist): Azure Administrator Associate: AZ-103 Azure Developer Associate: AZ-203 Azure Solutions Architect Expert: AZ-300 and AZ-301 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert: AZ-400 There are tons of resources … Continue reading Azure Certifications – All Roads Start HERE
I have been using Pester and integrated it with my dxExchange.WebServices module following HDD/TDD practices. I have wanted to start incorporating Pester testing into cloud configuration validation and management for some time, but never really got around to it. A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Network DevOps course facilitated by Nick Russo … Continue reading Pester for Infrastructure Validation
Ternary statements can be very useful but difficult to read. Many blue moons ago, I used to write a lot of Java, which has a ternary statement just like C: x = (condition) ? 1 : 0; It is a short and concise way to have a condition if it is a matter of setting … Continue reading PowerShell Ternary Statement
At Ignite 2018, Microsoft outlined several details related to Exchange Server 2019 that I previously wrote about. Included was the new Metacache Database (MCDB). The purpose is fairly clear: Exchange has been optimized to offer really large mailboxes on the cheapest storage possible which was afforded by being really intelligent about read/write operation and caching … Continue reading Should the Exchange 2019 Metacache Database Actually Be Implemented?
I am a Cortexan (listener of the Cortex podcast, with CGP Grey and Myke Hurley) and was listening to the latest episode on my way to a event yesterday evening. During the episode, Grey mentioned AutoWake, an alarm app made for the Apple Watch that is geared to wake you during your lightest sleep within … Continue reading AutoWake is Pretty Slick
It took me a long time to warm up to Apple and iOS, as I have explained before. I was a long-time Windows Phone user, which was just natural to me since I had smart phones before the iPhone existed and I supported Exchange Server. Previous phones: Samsung Blackjack Samsung Blackjack II Samsung Jack HTC … Continue reading What I Want From iOS in 2019