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Adam Bertram
Adam Bertram is a 20-year veteran of IT. He’s currently an automation engineer, blogger, independent consultant, freelance writer, author, and trainer. Adam focuses on DevOps, system management, and automation technologies as well as various cloud platforms. He is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and efficiency nerd that enjoys teaching others a better way to leverage automation.
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Posted on 04.18.19 by Adam Bertram

Using Zapier to Automate Common Business Workflows

A typical company has thousands of workflows happening all of the time, whether it's onboarding new employees, approving expense reports or opening up a helpdesk ticket.

Posted on 04.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Validate Infrastructure Changes Using PowerShell Pester Tests

Changes can make infrastructure better or can bring it to its knees. Change management is a crucial part of managing infrastructure in an IT pro’s world. When you do make changes, are you sure you changed the right setting? Are you sure that change you made didn’t affect...

Posted on 03.18.19 by Adam Bertram

Using Microsoft Flow to Automate Common Business Workflows

With the thousands of cloud services out there, chances are you use many of them. Whether it's using Gmail to send email, DropBox to store and access files, Google Docs to create and share docs or Slack to chat with coworkers, cloud services are incredibly prevalent...

Posted on 02.19.19 by Adam Bertram

What is Workflow Automation?

Everyone has a morning routine that proceeds nearly the same way every day. We get up, brush our teeth, take a shower and put our clothes on. Every morning, this predictable routine repeats itself. It's like clockwork. It rarely, if ever changes. Think of your morning...

Posted on 02.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise.

Posted on 01.23.19 by Adam Bertram

Using Tags in PowerShell Pester For Unit Testing

One of Pester’s useful features is the Tags feature. A tag allows a developer to organize their tests based on different criteria and execute those tests accordingly. Tags allow a developer to manage large test suites that may take hours to run by only executing certain...

Posted on 01.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Publish Scripts to the PowerShell Gallery

Creating excellent PowerShell scripts is one thing, but sharing them with others takes them to a whole new level! One of the best ways to improve your PowerShell skills, share your scripts with the community, and make your work known is by publishing scripts to the ...

Posted on 01.04.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Create an Azure DevTest Lab

Lab environments are essential to lots of people in IT, including system administrators needing to test out the latest software or software developers needing to deploy their own custom software to test before rolling it out to production.

Posted on 12.17.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Manage Azure Automation Variables with PowerShell

In Azure automation, there exists a useful feature called Variables. Variables are assets in Azure Automation that allow you to set and query various values. 

Posted on 12.12.18 by Adam Bertram

How To Log Off Windows Users Remotely With PowerShell

Here is a quick and easy way to remotely log off end users who are still logged into their computers. This is especially useful when you are trying to do maintenance.

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