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Creating Azure Resource Groups Safely With PowerShell

A few posts back I mentioned that I had become a SimpleTalk author, and that my first post for them was PowerShell Functions For Reusability and Restartability in Azure (read it at

I’ve created a companion video for it, which focuses on creating Resource Groups. You can see it below, or on YouTube at

As I mention in the video, you can find the code samples on my github site, at


VidCon 2017 – Day 2

Below is my update from Day 2 of VidCon 2017. As you’ll see, while I have experience with recording screen presentations I’m still learning the ins and outs of recording myself as video, especially in the audio department.

Bear with me, I’ve already ordered some new equipment to help in the audio world; as I continue to learn things will only get better. While I definitely plan to make screen capture style recordings (such as my PowerShell and XML video) the bulk of my content, I will be doing live presentations, such as this vlog, from time to time.

In the recording I mention several products I saw, the links for which are at the bottom of this post. I want to be clear that these are not paid promotions, nor did I receive any type of compensation. I was just impressed with them and wanted to share.



To find out more about me:

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Katie’s YouTube Channel:

Encoding Strings to Base64 in C# – The Movie

Way back in 2007 I wrote a blog post entitled “Encoding Strings to Base64 in C#”. This continues to be my #1 referenced post.

The guys over at Webucator have turned my post into an instructional video, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. You can find the video on YouTube at:

Make sure to give ‘em a like for all their hard work!