Tech Junkie Blog: July 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

In this blog post we are going to get the Azure subscription in Powershell using the secure certificate method.

Follow the steps below to get the Azure subscription:

1.  Open Powershell as an Administrator
2. Type Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile once you type the command into the Powershell command line it will pop-up the Azure authentication prompt.  Authenticate into Azure and save the publish file settings into a place that you will remember.

3. Now type into Powershell the command Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile "path of the publishsettingsfile"

4. Now you are connected to Azure from Powershell

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In this blog post we are going to download and install the Azure Module for PowerShell.  This will allow you to interact with your Azure account through PowerShell.

Follow the steps below to download and install the Azure Module for PowerShell:

1. Go to , scroll down until you see the "PowerShell" section and click on the "Windows install" under the section

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In this post I will show how to download the automation scripts that Azure provides when you create a new virtual machine in Azure.  This is great for PowerShell scripting or if you want to interact with your VM in Visual Studio.  You don't have to start from scratch.

Here are the steps to get the automation scripts for your VM in Azure:

1. Log into the Azure portal at
2. Click on "Virtual Machines"

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

In this blog we are going to deploy a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Virtual Machine in Microsoft's Azure Portal.

Follow the steps below to create a Windows Server Virtual Machine:

1. Log into
2. Select "Virtual Machines"