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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 Future Direction Update

On September 12, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

PowerShell Core and DSC PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world where they live. In Joey’s blog post, he outlined what this means to the future... Read moreRead more

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Deprecation

On August 24, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

We recently announced that Windows PowerShell 2.0 is being deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Deprecation is a process whereby technologies or applications are marked as legacy, signalling to users that they may be removed in the future, and that should move away from them and towards newer alternatives. We do not currently... Read moreRead more

DSC Resource Kit Release August 2017

On August 24, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

DSC Resource Kit Release We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 10 DSC resource modules. In these past 6 weeks, 91 pull requests have been merged and 74 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: SecurityPolicyDsc xCertificate xComputerManagement xDhcpServer xDnsServer... Read moreRead more

PSSwagger – Automatically generate PowerShell cmdlets from OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) specification

On August 15, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

As a PowerShell enthusiast or DevOps professional, have you ever thought of having a tool that automatically generates PowerShell cmdlets to manage or access a RESTful Web Service? We are happy to share PSSwagger – the PowerShell Cmdlet generator for OpenAPI based web services. At PowerShell Conference Europe 2017, Jeffrey first showcased PSSwagger, and today... Read moreRead more

PowerShell Documentation Migration

On July 28, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

  Hi, I’m Zach Alexander and I’m a PM on the PowerShell Team working on documentation. I wanted to let you know that there will be a brief downtime for online PowerShell documentation. This downtime will occur on August 2nd and shouldn’t last more than a few hours. We will start around 4:30pm Pacific and... Read moreRead more


Your future cloud is hybrid, and so is Azure

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

When we talk to our customers about their cloud strategies, it comes through loud and clear: They need choice and flexibility in where to run their workloads and applications.Read more

Azure Security Center extends advanced threat protection to hybrid cloud workloads

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

Azure Security Center, which helps you protect workloads running in Azure against cyber threats, can now also be used to secure workloads running on-premises and in other clouds. Managing security…Read more

Automation and configuration of Azure, on-premises, and hybrid cloud resources at scale

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

Today, it is challenging for customers to automate and configure their infrastructure and applications across their hybrid clouds. To maintain a well-managed environment at scale, the following capabilities are required for both your Windows and Linux systems...Read more

Azure DDoS Protection Service preview

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are one of the top availability and security concerns we hear from customers moving their applications to the cloud. The number of documented DDoS attacks grew 380% in Q1 2017 over Q1 2016 according to data from Nexusguard...Read more

Azure Data Factory – announcing new capabilities in public preview

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

This week at Ignite, we announced new capabilities in Azure Data Factory (ADF) service available in public preview for customers.Read more

A new Planned Maintenance experience for your virtual machines

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new planned maintenance experience in Azure, providing you more control, better communication, and better visibility.  While most planned…Read more

A new Planned Maintenance experience for your virtual machines

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new planned maintenance experience in Azure, providing you more control, better communication, and better visibility.  While most planned…Read more

End-to-end monitoring solutions in Azure for Apps and Infrastructure

On September 25, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

Today at the Ignite 2017 conference in Florida, we announced a range of new monitoring and analytics capabilities in Azure bringing together application and infrastructure monitoring in a unified curated overview in Azure Monitor. We are significantly optimizing your experience with the new log analytics, metrics exploration, application performance monitoring and failure investigations. We also announced integration of ARead more

Windows PowerShell Programming Empowers IT Ops Toolmakers

Source: Planet PowerShell

Scripting with Windows PowerShell gives developer skills to ops admins — they can improve the flow of DevOps app build and deployment, as well as support cloud use. I’ve been in IT operations for nearly two decades, a job where I could answer help desk calls, fix computers, rack servers, spin up VMs and crawl through ceilings pulling CAT5 behind [...] The post Windows PowerShell Programming Empowers IT Ops TooRead more

A Deployment Pipeline Keeps Infrastructure Ducks in Their Rows

Source: Planet PowerShell

IT infrastructure is difficult to get right. Whether to stand up a test/dev server or deploy a new app to production, infrastructure developers turn to a deployment pipeline to build IT. Ask a systems, database or network administrator to construct a build-release pipeline, and you might receive a blank stare. Software developers write the application code, which rides on top [...] The post A Deployment Pipeline Keeps InfRead more

Multipart/form-data Support for Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod in PowerShell Core

Source: Planet PowerShell

Pictured: A packet capture of a current build of PowerShell Core submitting a multipart/form-data POST request from Invoke-WebRequest.IntroOver the past few months I have been donating a generous portion of my spare time to help improve the Web Cmdlets (Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod) in PowerShell Core. This is partly because I want and need certain functionality for both personal and work related projects. It iRead more

How do I practice PowerShell?

Source: Planet PowerShell

“How do I stay in touch with PowerShell practice?” Yes, this is one question is surely asked in all my PowerShell batches. It’s obvious that people get overwhelmed with capabilities of PowerShell and wonder how do I keep practising. The biggest question is where do I start? Well!!! PowerShell can answer that, PowerShell can solve […]Read more

Powershell Tip: Adding leading zeros

Source: Planet PowerShell

I often find myself in situations when I want to PSRemote multiple servers with server names in such a series that has same prefix server names and postfixed by a 2 digit number like- sameprefix05 sameprefix06 sameprefix07 sameprefix08 sameprefix09 sameprefix10 sameprefix11 sameprefix12 sameprefix13 sameprefix14 sameprefix15 and to avoid saving the server names in a file… Read More Powershell Tip: Adding leadingRead more