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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 06.10.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Build an Azure Custom Build/Release Task

By integrating this REST API in, not only does it show how you can leverage AirTable and Azure, but how you can integrate just about any REST API out there into Azure DevOps.

Posted on 05.30.19 by Adam Bertram

What Exacty is PowerShell Core, Anyway?

Once upon a time back in 2006, PowerShell was introduced to the world. The scripting language thought up by Jeffrey Snover and distributed by Microsoft with Windows would soon turn into a ubiquitous part of IT automation and scripting, replacing the aging VBScript as the...

Posted on 05.20.19 by Adam Bertram

Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Service's REST-Based API

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied across an ever-increasing range of services. One of those applications is in the text to speech realm.

Posted on 05.02.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Create an Azure File Share with PowerShell

One of the nice things about having a simple Windows file share on a local file server is that the support to transfer files to/from it is built into Windows. Since the share is created for SMB, you can map Windows drives to it, navigate to it’s UNC path and so on. When...

Posted on 04.29.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Set up Azure File Sync

Azure File Sync is a fairly new service that allows users to sync on-premises files to Azure Storage. Think of this service as DropBox for business. Now, we can simply drop files into a folder on an on-prem server and automatically upload those files to Azure!

Posted on 04.25.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Search Windows Event Logs Across Hundreds of Servers

The Windows event logs are a great place to start when troubleshooting problems or investigating potential security breaches.

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...

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