How to Import an Enterprise Certificate into a Windows Container

Most enterprise companies now days have multiple layers of security protecting their network. One of those layers is SSL/TLS interception. SSL/TLS interception is performed by software on proxies located in between the client and HTTPS website at the enterprises perimeter. SSL/TLS interception relies on the client having previously installed a root certificate onto their operating … Continue reading How to Import an Enterprise Certificate into a Windows Container

Automated Setup of a Windows Environment Using Boxstarter and PowerShell

I have numerous Windows devices that I am responsible for setting up and maintaining. I have 4 personal Windows devices including my laptop, my wife's laptop, my children's computer, and my home desktop which also serves as our family media server. I then have 2 work Windows devices that I am responsible for a desktop … Continue reading Automated Setup of a Windows Environment Using Boxstarter and PowerShell

How to Add a Private Extension Gallery in Visual Studio 2017

At the company I work for we have developed a Visual Studio extension that adds a variety of different project templates that incorporate our standards for authentication, authorization, logging, configuration, etc. We have templates for ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET MVC with Angular, .NET Console, and others. We make that extension available through our own custom extension … Continue reading How to Add a Private Extension Gallery in Visual Studio 2017

Ignite 2017

I just got back from Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida. Ignite is Microsoft's IT Pro focused conference with a lot of sessions around Azure, Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Windows Server, SQL Server, Office 365, Dynamics and more. It was Microsoft's third conference in 3 weeks. First there was the Edge Web Summit on … Continue reading Ignite 2017

Lessons Learned While Working with Databases in Docker

Docker commands for a SQL Server container Basic command to start SQL Server container -p 1433:1433 Publish a containers port(s) to the host --name sqlserver_persondb Assign a name to the container -e sa_password= Set the system administrator (userid = 'sa') password used to connect to SQL Server once the container is running. The password must … Continue reading Lessons Learned While Working with Databases in Docker