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HTH0017: Party Like It's 2004

Alternate episode name candidates:

  • The W-PIMP
  • There Was a Car Crash on the Way to My Computer
  • The Interstate Staircase in My House
  • The Phallic Tech References Showcase
  • Don't Be A Hero, Nobody Cares

Boot-Up (Intro…random topics)

The Isle of Teams

  • Microsoft Migrating Tenants to Teams Only Mode
  • Microsoft Video being retired in favor of Microsoft Stream
  • The difference between Island Mode and Teams Only Mode

Steve does PowerShell

  • Large amounts of data in an array
  • Out-GridView
  • Clip
  • VS Code Regex
  • Quickly converting a list into a PowerShell Array
  • Start of a line: ^
  • End of a line: $
  • Blank Lines: ^\s*$\n
  • Line break: \n
  • Find an email address (Warning: May grab apostrophe characters inadvertently.): [a-z0-9!#\$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-z0-9!#\$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?\.)+[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?
  • Taking a list of names/etc and converting to an array: Find \n and replace with "`\n," (yes, including double quotes) then add $MyArray = @(" to the start of the first line, and ") at the end of the last line.

PowerToys Spotlight

  • Power Rename
  • Windows Key Shortcut Guide
  • PowerToys Run

Ransomware Protection: Controlled Folder Access and FSRM

  • CFA is best for client-side protection (Win10 1709 and up)
  • CFA can be overly annoying at first, whitelisting is recommended
  • CFA hooks into Defender ATP
  • CFA has PowerShell whitelisting and enabling/disabling (or via GPO)
  • Computer configuration ->Administrative templates > Windows components. Next click Windows Defender Antivirus > Windows Defender Exploit Guard > Controlled folder access. There are 3 settings available.
  • More info on CFA
  • FSRM is best for server-side file share protection
  • More info on FSRM
  • FSRM setup script tailored towards blocking ransomware - Link

Ask the Stiffs: Question of the Week

  • What do you think are rejected Azure product ideas?
  • Azure Scoreboard
  • Azure Beach Sand Counter AI
  • Azure Lego piece color distribution
  • Azure ARM Template for Hannah Montana Linux