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QUICK TIP: Git clone on Windows fails with “index-pack failed’ error

I tried checking out a feature branch of a Git repo from the command line on Windows, like this: fatal: early EOF fatal: index-pack failed Absolutely no real info here to help me identify the source problem. The Fix To

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Convert Azure AD B2B Users from Guest to Member: How and Why

The primary difference between a Guest and a Member user lies in their lookup rights in the Azure AD domain. There are some important differences between UserType of Guest vs Member, specifically: Member. A user expects to have access to

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Azure CLI ‘az login’ returns ‘Permission denied’

I recently encountered a fresh install of the Azure CLI on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS that failed at ‘az login’ step with the following error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/home/pzerger/.azure/config When I looked at permissions on the directory with the command

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Ubuntu 18.04 returns “not found” for Azure CLI install via apt

A quick note for anyone else who encounters this issue… Recently I tried to install the Azure CLI via apt following the steps in “Install Azure CLI with apt”, I received the error “source not found”, even after modifying my

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New Linux VM experience via “Quick Create” on Windows 10

I’ve never been a fan of the Windows subsystem for Linux, largely because it brings limitations and unpredictability to my Linux experience, leaving me frustrated. I prefer a full Linux VM, and a recent build of Windows 10 brings this

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Stopping multiple Azure VMs with a single line of code in Azure CLI

As I spend a lot of time with open source technologies in Azure, including Ubuntu, Kubernetes, and PostgreSQL to name a few, I have come to appreciate the Azure CLI. It’s simple, concise, shell-script friendly, integrates natively with Azure Pipelines,

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High Resolution Azure Governance Icons

Had a handful of folks reaching out looking for the link from Twitter. Get it below By request, this zip file contains five high resolution SVG icons for Azure Governance components, listed below. blueprint.svg governance.svg management-groups.svg policy.svg resource-graph.svg

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Create a bootable Windows Server 2016 USB drive (step-by-step)

These procedures were written and tested using Windows Server 2016 February 2018 build, but should work on any version of Windows Server or Windows Desktop version 8 or above. I did this quickly for a new Intel NUC Core i7

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FIX: Cannot boot VM from ISO to install OS

Just sharing a quick fix for an issue you may encounter when working in secure environments. The issue I encountered a Hyper-V VM in the lab today that would not boot from an Ubuntu ISO image. No matter what I

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How to enable hibernation on a Guarded Host running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Guarded Host feature (pictured below) allows us to run shielded VMs on Hyper-V with remote attestation. While uncommon on Windows 10, it can come up both in lab testing and developer scenarios in ultra-secure environments. In this case, a

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