February 2017 Entries

Multithreading with PowerShell using RunspacePool

If you are working with PowerShell, you may want to start running certain scripts in parallel for improved performance. While doing some research on the topic, I found excellent articles discussing Runspaces and how to execute scripts dynamically. However I needed to run custom scripts already stored on disk and wanted a mechanism to specify the list of scripts to run in parallel as an input parameter. In short, my objectives were: Provide a variable number of scripts, as input parameter, to execute ......

Introducing the Azure Key Vault

If you need to store secrets in the Azure cloud, such as connection strings, passwords, or even keys, the Key Vault may be for you. In this post I will provide an overview of the Azure Key Vault and discuss certain implementation details to help you determine if the Key Vault is for you. Service Overview The Azure Key Vault is a highly secured service allowing you to store sensitive information and even help you with compliance initiatives. The Azure Key Vault is designed to store secrets and keys, ......