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Azure DNS 9

Using Azure DNS for dynamic DNS

As a long time user of DynDNS and a generally happy customer, I’ve paid for their dynamic DNS services to provide my regularly changing home IP address to keep my website up and running...

Hive Active Heating PowerShell Control with PoSHive 0

Hive Active Heating PowerShell Control with PoSHive

Last week I announced PoSHue, my PowerShell 5 class for controlling and scripting Philips Hue lights – this week sees another announcement along the same lines. I recently bought a Hive Active Heating system...

Philips Hue PowerShell 1

Philips Hue PowerShell

I’ve been quietly working on a little project (or two) of my own on GitHub since I got some Philips Hue lights a while back. Philips makes accessing the bulbs programmatically very easy with...

Investigatory Powers Bill #IPBill 2

Investigatory Powers Bill #IPBill

I celebrate by 500th post on my blog with a letter to my MP to decry the actions of Government and its intention to force the #IPBill through Parliament. I would urge anyone that...

PowerShell for DDNS (DynDNS.org) 6

PowerShell for DDNS (DynDNS.org)

I’ll just leave this here. I realise many would prefer alternatives to using scheduled tasks such as Windows services or built-in methods from more advanced routers (as I do) but I had a need...

Turn off Windows 10 OneDrive link in Explorer Sidebar 1

Turn off Windows 10 OneDrive link in Explorer Sidebar

Quick couple of lines of PowerShell to turn off the OneDrive integration in Windows Explorer for those of us that use other providers and would like to recover the space taken by the OneDrive...

Filtering objects from Azure Active Directory 4

Filtering objects from Azure Active Directory

Microsoft recently made Azure AD Connect generally available and in doing so introduced a method for filtering users based on their membership in a specific group. Unfortunately, this is considered a pilot mode for...

Integrating SimpleSAMLphp with ADFS 2012R2 31

Integrating SimpleSAMLphp with ADFS 2012R2

In my previous two posts, I’ve discussed two solutions for using Azure Active Directory authentication from a bespoke PHP web application. In the first post I essentially re-wrote an article that originally was written...