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Byron Pate

Seasoned technical leader helping businesses securely and efficiently leverage technology. With a focus on security and cloud, I’ve helped companies apply the latest cloud technologies and also minimize risk. I’m passionate about architecting solutions the drive business value but are also secure, highly available, and manageable. 

Recent Articles

Azure RDP Troubleshooting

If you’re connecting to an Azure VM from a corporate network you may run into RDP connectivity issues. By default your RDP client will...

MSBuild Cheatsheet

An  MSBuild Cheatsheet of handy references I’ve used for automating with MSBuild. Reference Paths Specify the path(s) to Project Reference DLLs. The ReferencePath property allows you...

Using Loggly in Powershell

Loggly is a Logging as a Service provider that’s become very popular lately. Loggly allows Applications and Systems to write log data into the...

SSIS Connection on Cluster Fails

I ran into this problem recently when trying to export and import SSIS packages on a SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster and it seemed...

SQL Server Administrator Cheatsheet

I don’t consider myself a SQL Server expert so here’s a SQL Server Administrator Cheatsheet of queries for managing SQL Server. Query all Database...

ASP.NET MVC Authentication with Auth0

Historically application developers have had two choices when it came to authentication for their applications. Implement their own login processing, or rely on a...

Troubleshooting IIS Event ID 5139

I was recently working on an upgrade to a website that involved changing the Application Pools from 32-bit to 64-bit. The servers hosted several...

Script IIS Application Pool Changes

Often times changing Application Pool settings in IIS means having to touch all the Application Pools that are used by a single website. For...

Compiler executable file csc.exe cannot be found

Parser Error Message: Compiler executable file csc.exe cannot be found. I recently ran into this error when upgrading an application from ASP.NET 2.0 to...

Pushover Notifications from Powershell

Push notifications to our mobile devices are something we’ve all become used to and expect from modern applications. But sending push notifications from our...

Does Heartbleed Affect IIS

The Heartbleed Vulnerability is a serious SSL Bug that basically can allow a hacker to decrypt your SSL traffic. Network and Systems teams are...

Script IIS Virtual Directory Setup

In some environments adding new virtual directories is a daily, if not hourly task. Automating this type of work is what we all prefer....

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