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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – part 2

In the previous blogpost I’ve setup a project within Azure DevOps, connected a repository with an editor (Visual Studio Code) and created a build pipeline. The next step will be to create a release pipeline in order to deploy or update a release. Let’s see how that will work out. Log in to Azure DevOps…

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Getting Started with Azure DevOps – part 1

I’m not going to explain what Azure DevOps is, because it’s easy to find when you search for it. I wanted to take you with me on my journey in order to setup and maintain a cloud infrastructure through Azure DevOps. The Azure Portal is nice but we want to do everything automated with Infrastructure…

A new journey

It’s been a while now since i wrote a blogpost. I think it was somewhere in 2017 that i wrote my last blog. My work changed a lot since then…. I spent the last 13 years a lot of time with different Microsoft technology, but always on-premises. I wanted to make a jump to working…

Moving Reports and Report Subscriptions to another SQL Server

On a project where we did a lync 2013 to Skype for Business migration we came across the need to migrate reports and report subscriptions from the old lync 2013 environment to the new Skype for Business environment. In this case the reports where form Anywhere365, a Unified Contact Center software. I’ve tried different kind…

Skype for Business: Create DFS with PowerShell

Skype for Business needs a file share to store shared data of the pool. When installing a Skype for Business environment you want the file share to be high available. In order to make a file share high available you need DFS, Distributed File System. For installing and configuring DFS I used this blogpost (https://insidemstech.com/2015/08/24/deploy-dfs-for-skype-for-business-server-2015-enterprise-pool-part-i/) for guidance. But…

SharePoint: PSConfig fails with missing updates

I came across this issue on a couple of SharePoint farms. Problem: When i was trying to patch a SharePoint 2013 farm i ran in to a problem that the SharePoint Config Wizard told me that it needed updates on some servers within the farm. The strange thing about the updates was that they were…

SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups Bug

When you’re using SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups pay attention when applying the following patches: SQL 2012 SP2 CU3 SQL 2012 SP2 CU4 SQL 2014 CU5 The Availability Group may stop synchronizing due to blocking between user queries and a system session. The fix is to disable automatic failover if it is activated, restart the SQL Server instance…