Azure Insights: Cacoo; Passwords in PowerShell scripts; Changing VM disks; Azure Kubernetes Service

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Azure pros share their latest insights on protecting passwords in PowerShell scripts, changing VM disks of upgrading Azure Kubernetes Service, and planning architecture with Cacoo.

Protecting passwords with PowerShell scripts

A contributor to the Cloud and DevOps Blog shared how to use passwords in a PowerShell script without resorting to cleartext. Users can start by creating a password file, keeping the password in an encrypted format. A basic script prompts anyone trying to access the file for a username and password. Once the password is encrypted, it can be integrated into code. A key consideration is to make sure the script and password file are housed in the same directory.

Switching an Azure VM disk from Premium SSD to Standard HDD

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