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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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PowerShell Core 6 Release Candidate

On November 18, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

PowerShell Core 6 Release Candidate Last year, we announced that PowerShell was not only Open Source, but also cross platform.  The finish line is in sight and we recently published the Release Candidate for PowerShell Core 6! PowerShell Team ♥ Community It has been an amazing experience for the team working with the community on PowerShell Core... Read moreRead more

DSC Resource Kit Release November 2017

On November 16, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 10 DSC resource modules. In these past 6 weeks, 53 pull requests have been merged and 50 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: SecurityPolicyDsc xAdcsDeployment xComputerManagement xDnsServer xExchange xNetworking xPSDesiredStateConfiguration xSQLServer xStorage... Read moreRead more

Azure Automation DSC Pricing Flexibility

On November 14, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

Today we would like to share a new flexible pricing strategy for managing server nodes using Azure Automation to deliver PowerShell Desired State Configuration, giving you greater control over costs of managing on-premises nodes. As you might already know, Azure Automation DSC (Azure DSC) is a managed service that is free when used to manage... Read moreRead more

PowerShell Constrained Language Mode

On November 2, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

PowerShell Constrained Language Mode What is PowerShell Constrained Language? PowerShell Constrained Language is a language mode of PowerShell designed to support day-to-day administrative tasks, yet restrict access to sensitive language elements that can be used to invoke arbitrary Windows APIs. You can place a PowerShell session into Constrained Language mode simply by setting a property:... Read moreRead more

Defending Against PowerShell Attacks

On October 23, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

The security industry is ablaze with news about how PowerShell is being used by both commodity malware and attackers alike. Surely there’s got to be a way to defend yourself against these attacks! There absolutely is. PowerShell is – by far – the most securable and security-transparent shell, scripting language, or programming language available. Our recommendations... Read moreRead more


Azure SQL Databases Disaster Recovery 101

On November 20, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

Azure DB provides not only one, but two different solutions to recover your data in those disasters: Geo Restore and Geo Replication.Read more

Public preview of new Azure Policy features

On November 20, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

In the week of the Microsoft Ignite Conference, we announced a private preview of a set of new features for Azure Policies in Azure Compute session, Azure Governance session, and Azure Resource Manager session. All of them are now in public preview.Read more

Azure receives HPCwire awards

On November 14, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

Only a few years ago, most people thought it was impossible to complete mainstream, high-performance computing tasks in the cloud. Nowadays, we see complete workflows related to fields like fluid…Read more

Announcing General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

On November 16, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today.Read more

New NVIDIA GPUs coming to Azure accelerate HPC and AI workloads

On November 13, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

Machine Learning, AI, and HPC are changing the way every industry thinks, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. These large computations are changing product design, end-customer experiences, enabling predictive support and leading to discoveries and innovations not previously possible. It really is an exciting time to be working in the cloud!Read more

New NVIDIA GPUs coming to Azure accelerate HPC and AI workloads

On November 13, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

Machine Learning, AI, and HPC are changing the way every industry thinks, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. These large computations are changing product design, end-customer experiences, enabling predictive support and leading to discoveries and innovations not previously possible. It really is an exciting time to be working in the cloud!Read more

Azure DNS Updates – CAA Record Support and IPv6 Nameservers

On November 16, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

We are pleased to announce a couple of updates to Azure DNS that have been long awaited by our customers: Support for Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) Records and IPv6 Nameservers.Read more

Azure Advisor - your personalized best practices service got better

On November 20, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

Azure Advisor – your personalized cloud service for Azure best practices that helps you optimize Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost.Read more

Powershell: Concatenate strings using StringBuilder

Source: Planet PowerShell

Have you ever noticed that some people use StringBuilder in their PowerShell scripts and wondered why? The whole point of using StringBuilder is to concatenate or build large strings. There are ways to do this in PowerShell already, so why would someone turn to this DotNet object? They are trying...Read more

Setting Up Your Own Private, Secured Package Repository at PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2018

Source: Planet PowerShell

I will be speaking at the PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2018 on the topic of Setting Up Your Own Private, Secured Package Repository at PowerShell and DevOps Summit 2018 Abstract: Security and availability are good defensive reasons to curate public packages into a private repository, but there are many positive reasons as well! We will cover the benefits of a dedicated, private repository, as well as enabling secure, globRead more

To Script or Not To Script? That is the Question We Need to Answer

Source: Planet PowerShell

This blog post was created from the transcript of my YouTube #CarTalks video called To Script or Not To Script? That is the Question. Be check out the YouTube channel and subscribe! When to script and when not to script is our topic for today. I know myself and my audience; we’re all about scripting. We want to write PowerShell scripts for everything, but, unfortunately, it’s not always the best decision to doRead more

Sneaky tricky management scopes in Exchange Online.

Source: Planet PowerShell

If you’ve been creating scopes in Exchange Online in, for instance, following way…: $Group = Get-DistributionGroup -Identity “RoomImpersonationGroup” New-ManagementScope “Room Mailboxes Impersonation” -RecipientRestrictionFilter “MemberOfGroup -eq ‘$($Group.DistinguishedName)'” …so using a DistinguishedName attribute – you might experience a moment when this solution stops to work. Just recently IRead more

PowerShell Studio 2017 – Grundlagen Debugging

Source: Planet PowerShell

Debugging ist eines der wichtigsten Dinge, egal in welchen Editor gearbeitet wird. PowerShell Studio liefert hier einen großen Funktionsumfang. zum Layout In den Layouts die mitgeliefert werden ist eine Debug-Ansicht vorhanden, mir persönlich gefällt diese nicht, da sie nicht übersichtlich … Weiterlesen →Read more