Lee Berg
Lee Berg
Welcome to my Blog! I'm a Consultant, Automation Engineer, Content Producer Microsoft MVP, and Nerd. Here you will find a variety of topics on Azure Cloud, Automation, and Datacenter! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Azure Functions - OMS: Data Retrieval and Injection

Recently I have been developing a number of “Hobby” IoT Solutions, and for me a quick start to this development was to use OMS as a Temporary Storage and Alerting Mechanism. Through this process (and suggestion by the great Tao Yang) I have taken the time to experiment with Azure functions to Retrieve Data from OMS, and to Inject Data into OMS.

For Readers, please know that following blog posts on Azure Functions from THE GREATS are required reading for this topic, and will get you up to speed with Azure Functions (Especially PowerShell + Azure Functions)

David O’Brien

Stefan Stranger

Tao Yang

This blog post here skips some of the details and instead focuses on implementation and some of the results, this post mainly serves as an example of how awesome Azure Functions are and to highlight some of their capabilities.

Github Repo for Example Script


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AWS Alexa Skill and AWS IoT Button Experiments!

I have recently been experimenting with some of the latest and greatest cloud / tech offerings from Amazon, and have recently put together two separate videos with some of my tests / proof of concepts / experiments.

One is specific to Alexa (Echo Dot) and the other is the Amazon Dash / AWS IoT Button. Both relate to Service Management with ServiceNow in their own way, enjoy!


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Pulling the plug on your hybrid runbook worker (Force Remove-HybridRunbookWorker)

I had a situation where I was having trouble REMOVING my Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker. I could not successfully run the “Remove-HybridRunbookWorker” command as I did not the URL / Key Information.

I my instance, I had deleted my Azure Automation Account in Azure, even though I had a Hybrid Runbook Worker registered to that Account, I did not remove the hybrid runbook worker before I removed the Automation account.

This post will provide an option for resolving this situation:


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Remove SMA Sample Runbooks

Just a quick post for those of you who would like to remove the Sample SMA Runbooks.

When you stand up SMA you may have about 25+ Sample SMA runbooks present and they tend to clutter up the Windows Azure Pack Automation website. These samples are great, especially when you are getting started! But you may want to remove them just to clean up the interface once you have done some learning and testing.


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