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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   https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-Governance-Icons-a2d535ff 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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