Ubuntu 16.04 is going End Of Life at the end of April 2021, so without a paid-for subscription there won’t be any new security updates. We can use a couple of methods in PowerShell to list affected VMs in a tenancy.
The global pandemic of 2020 caused a lot of previously in-person events to go online. This means that even more events are now accessible to a global audience, and often at times that can fit around your work and home schedules. Here’s some upcoming tech events for May 2021.
By joining PowerCLI to interrogate a VMware vSphere environment and the Webhook API to post Microsoft Teams messages, we can send informational reports on the state of a virtual environment to channels in Teams.
Azure WebApps (depending on tier) come with an optional native backup service. This quick PowerShell snippet looks at all the WebApps in the current subscription and reports back on whether Backup has been set up. This should be helpful for spotting where a configuration has been missed.
When using Windows-based Virtual Machines on Microsoft Azure, there’s an option to use Azure Hybrid Benefit to re-use existing Windows licenses you own on-premises for workloads now running in the public cloud.