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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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Code Coverage – Part 2

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

In my last post on code coverage, I shared the process for you to collect coverage for your environment. This week, I’ll be describing a way to use our tools to create new tests and show how you can measure the increase of coverage for PowerShell Core after adding new tests. To recap, we can... Read moreRead more

Managing Security Settings on Nano Server with DSC

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

We have released DSC resources building upon the previously released security and registry cmdlets for applying security settings. You can now implement Microsoft-defined security baselines using DSC. AuditPolicyDsc SecurityPolicyDsc GPRegistryPolicy Install all 3 from the Gallery with the command: install-module SecurityPolicyDsc, AuditPolicyDsc, GpRegistryPolicy A sample configuration, below, takes the Security BaselineRead more

Building a GitHub Dashboard using PowerShell, AzureStorageTable, AzureFunction, and PowerBI

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

Last week, I published a PowerShell Community Dashboard and today, I’m going to share the code and cover some of the learnings.The code is published as a module on the PowerShell Gallery. Make sure you get v1.1 as I found an issue where if you’re not a member of the PowerShell Org on GitHub, you... Read moreRead more

Installing latest PowerShell Core 6.0 Release on Linux just got easier!

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

As we continue our journey from Alpha releases and eventually to Beta, you can continue to download the latest releases from our GitHub repository. However, our goal has always been to enable installation through popular existing Linux package management tools like apt-get and yum.I am pleased to announce that we have now published PowerShell Core... Read moreRead more

PowerShell Open Source Community Dashboard

Source: Windows PowerShell Blog

Since going cross-platform and open source on GitHub, I’ve wanted to know how we are doing as a community and who the top contributors we should recognize are. The available GitHub graphs are not sufficient as they focus on commits, and there are many other ways for the community to contribute to PowerShell. Certainly receiving... Read moreRead 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

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

Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

On February 22, 2017

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Teamand Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In todays hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage Continue readingRead more

CIO of Accenture Talks About How to Pitch IT Ideas to Execs & Why CIO’s Have to Evolve

On February 14, 2017

Season 4 of Lunch Break kicks off with the tallest and funniest CIO in the business Andrew Wilson from the massive, global consulting firm Accenture. The biggest question I had prior to this episode was practical: Could a 610 person fit in the very sleek, very low supercar that my producer rented for the Continue readingRead more

The CIO of Accenture Discusses Time Traveling Whales & How He Keeps His Org Secure

On February 21, 2017

In the second part of my conversation with Andrew Wilson (CIO, Accenture) we talk about time-traveling humpback whales, how an organization as big as his uses mobile and cloud-based security, and we play an intense game of IT Would You Rather. Andrew also shares some very helpful advice about how to look at mobile security Continue readingRead more

Demo Tuesday // How to turn event logs into security intelligence

On February 21, 2017

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Smart security with OMS and Windows Server 2016 The flood of security event logs can be enough to overwhelm an army of system administrators. In the event of a breach, whats needed isnt Continue readingRead more

MSRT February 2017: Chuckenit detection completes MSRT solution for one malware suite

Source: Server & Management Blogs

In September 2016, we started adding to Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) a malware suite of browser modifiers and other Trojans installed by software bundlers. We documented how the malware in this group install other malware or applications silently, without your consent. This behavior ticks boxes in the evaluation criteria that Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) uses for identifying unwanted softRead more

Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

Source: Server & Management Blogs

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Teamand Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In todays hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage your cloud applications, it is alsoRead more

Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

Source: Server & Management Blogs

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Teamand Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In todays hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage your cloud applications, it is alsoRead more

Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

Source: Server & Management Blogs

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Teamand Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In todays hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage your cloud applications, it is alsoRead more

Code Coverage – Part 2

Source: Server & Management Blogs

In my last post on code coverage, I shared the process for you to collect coverage for your environment. This week, I’ll be describing a way to use our tools to create new tests and show how you can measure the increase of coverage for PowerShell Core after adding new tests. To recap, we can collect code coverage with the OpenCover module, and then inspect the coverage. In this case I would like to know about coverage forRead more