Send a Notification to Microsoft Teams via PowerShell

If you're not interested in all the words below, you can jump straight to the script here - Having recently moved internally, to Microsoft Teams from Slack, we needed to adapt our scripts and monitoring solutions to send our alerts to our new endpoint. I've created the following small PowerShell function to do all the payload compliation in the background to reduce the work required [Read More]

Upgrade SQL Express to SQL Standard

If you'd like to upgrade a SQL Express instance to a SQL Standard instance via an in place upgrade, it's nice and easy to do through the inbuilt wizard within the SQL Setup GUI. Select Edition Upgrade from the Maintenance menu Click Next Enter the SQL product key Accept the license terms Select the required instance (Usually MSSQLSERVER) Click Next Click Upgrade Upgrade Complete! Run the following query to confirm [Read More]

Speed Up The Exchange Management Console

BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING IS A SECURITY RISK. IF YOU WISH TO PROCEED, DISABLE IT ONLY FROM THE MACHINE WHERE YOU ARE USING THE EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT CONSOLE IN A SECURE ENVIRONMENT AND NOT ON THE EXCHANGE SERVERS THEMSELVES. On startup, the Exchange Management Console (EMC), and the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) try to connect to the Certificate Revocation List to verify any SSL certificates in use. By disabling this [Read More]

Maximum number of Exchange accounts in an Outlook profile

Beginning with Microsoft Outlook 2010, you can open more than one Exchange account in your Outlook profile. Microsoft Outlook 2010 supports up to 15 accounts in your profiles. But, by default it is limited to 5 accounts. In Outlook 2013 the default is 10 accounts and the maximum allowed is 9999 accounts. If the administrator wants to allow more (or less) than the default number of accounts, he or she [Read More]