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June 11, 2016
Need remote access and forgot to turn RDP access on? Argh, how to get to that server (or workstation)? PSExec comes to the rescue in…

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January 9, 2016
Hey Guys, here are some must have downloads and reading for you Exchange Admins. Preferred Architecture, Exchange Server 2016 Preferred Architecture Exchange Server 2013 Preferred Architecture …

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January 9, 2016
Microsoft has provided some great resources for you to analyse your environment and make an informed decision. Check out the Network planning and performance tuning for Office…

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DSC Configuration Sharing

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

The community around DSC Resources has been inspiring. The PowerShell Gallery now includes more than 2000 modules/scripts. 181 of those are modules focused on DSC, that collectively include 766 DSC Resources. With this many building blocks available, it has become easier and faster to get a DSC project through the proof of concept phase to production-ready Windows... Read moreRead more

DSC Resource Kit Release April 2017

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 5 DSC resource modules, including 3 new DSC resources. In these past 6 weeks, 57 pull requests have been merged and 46 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: PSDscResources xCertificate xDatabase xPSDesiredStateConfiguration... Read moreRead more

A Comparison of Shell and Scripting Language Security

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

PowerShell Security is a topic on everybody’s mind. Most of all – ours. As PowerShell has become more popular with Administrators, it has also become more popular for unauthorized administrators – also known as “Attackers”. In any operating system or platform, the power and efficiency you provide to authorized administrators is also available to unauthorized... Read moreRead more

Regular cadence for PowerShell Core Community Call

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

tl;dr: PowerShell Core Community Calls are on the third Thursday of every month at 9:30am Pacific Time (note, this is currently PDT). Use this .ics file (right-click and select Save Target/Link As in order to download the file correctly) to avoid missing one. Hi everyone! After three successful PowerShell Core Community Calls, we’re switching to a... Read moreRead more

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 now in Microsoft Update Catalog

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

The Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 is now available in the Microsoft Update catalog for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1. These updates are listed in the catalog as KB3191564 and KB3191565.  Those who use WSUS to manage updates for their systems are now able to install WMF 5.1 for most... Read moreRead more


Three reasons to watch my free webinar on what’s new in Hyper-V

On April 27, 2017

This post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server. In case you missed my recent webinar, Software-define your infrastructure with Hyper-V using Windows Server 2016, dont worry, you can still watch it for free! Solutions, not features. Covering all of the exciting new features in Windows Server 2016 would take a couple Continue readingRead more

Post notifications to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell

On November 2, 2016

Microsoft Teams, announced earlier today, is a new platform for chat based communication. I was very happy to see the Connectors available including many popular CI/CD related tools. The Connector configurations allow for an easily pluggable extension for Microsoft Teams to integrate notifications in to discussions. This creates an opportunity to integrate datacenter and cloud... Read moreRead more

Integrated management and security across your hybrid cloud

On April 19, 2017

Do you have a truly end-to-end view of your hybrid cloud environment? Most environments today are complex, with multi-tier applications that may span multiple datacenters and cloud hosting environments.Read more

Video:  Everything You Want to, Need to, and/or Should Know About EMS in 2017

On March 24, 2017

The demands of mobility and security change fast. Really fast. Faster than anyone could have imagined just a few years ago. This is a reality that inspires the work we do with EMS architecting it as a cloud service so that its features and solutions are tuned to the needs of your organization. The Continue readingRead more

Monitoring your home IP security cameras with OMS Log Analytics

On October 23, 2016

Summary: Monitor devices, like home IP security cameras, with OMS Log Analytics without installing an agent! Hi folks, In this blog post I would like to share with you how you can monitor devices with Log Analytics without the need to install the OMS (MMA) agent. We’ve recently announced the Log Analytics HTTP Data Collector... Read moreRead more

Happy Birthday EMS: How cloud architecture and customer obsession is disrupting EMM

On March 27, 2017

Today marks the three-year anniversary of two big moments in Enterprise Mobility: On this date in 2014 we announced Microsoft Office on the iPad and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).Read more