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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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Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Windows, Mac, and Linux

On June 9, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

Today we have a guest post from Honorary Script Guy and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Ashley McGlone, also known as GoateePFE. This is deeper than Coke vs. Pepsi or Ford vs. Chevy. We are breaking down the barriers. Cats and dogs living together. Are you ready for this? What is PowerShell Core? The next release... Read moreRead more

DSC Resource Kit Release May 2017

On June 1, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 10 DSC resource modules including 3 new resources. In these past 6 weeks, 60 pull requests have been merged and 58 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The modules updated in this release are: SharePointDsc SecurityPolicyDsc xCertificate xComputerManagement xCredSSP... Read moreRead more

Coming Soon – PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

On May 23, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

At BUILD 2017, we announced the preview of Azure Cloud Shell supporting the Bash shell. We are adding PowerShell support to Azure Cloud Shell, which gives you a choice of shell to get work done. Sign-up today to participate in a limited preview of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell. We look forward to sharing this... Read moreRead more

Windows 10 Creators Update and PowerShell DSC

On May 16, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

For those of you who are using or planning to update the Windows 10 Creators Update, we want to make you aware of some issues that we have discovered in DSC. The following scenario is an issue in this release: In PowerShell ISE, Visual Studio code or on the command line, you receive the following error... Read moreRead more

Announcing PowerShell for Visual Studio Code 1.0!

On May 10, 2017Source: PowerShell Team Blog

Today we are extremely excited to announce that the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code has reached version 1.0! We are shipping this update to line up with the PowerShell Core 6.0 Beta.1 release to provide the official PowerShell development experience for all supported platforms: Windows 7 through 10 with PowerShell v3 and higher Linux... Read moreRead more


Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks

On June 19, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports managed disks. With the integration of managed disks with ASR, you can attach managed disks to your machines during a failover or migration to Azure.Read more

Azure Site Recovery now supports managed disks

On June 19, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now supports managed disks. With the integration of managed disks with ASR, you can attach managed disks to your machines during a failover or migration to Azure.Read more

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Architecture and CI/CD Flow

On June 19, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

These days, I try to be involved in any Containers, DevOps, Automation, etc. related discussion. Part of my role is to consult my customers around how to architect their containers platform and orchestration tools in Azure. But what happens when you have a chance to do something cool like architecting a solution which involves Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure Container Service, Azure Container Registry, Docker, and VMware vSphere?Read more

ASOS: How they migrated from local monolith to microservices in Azure

On June 21, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Cloud Strategy

Today we are kicking of a new series on Microsoft Mechanics called "How we built it" to share the real-world architectural back stories and best practices as told by the technology architects in our customer organizations. We kick off the series with lead architect, Dave Green, from British online fashion retailer ASOS, to take a closer look at their design goals and approach for moving from a locally-operated monolith tRead more

Announcing public preview of Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed disks

On June 15, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

HDInsight set a firm goal of helping enterprises build secure, robust, scalable open source streaming pipelines on Azure. To meet this goal, a few months ago we announced a limited preview of Managed Kafka on Azure HDInsight.Read more

Forrester report: What tech leaders are saying about cloud adoption

On June 7, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > IT Pro/DevOps

If your CEO asked about your progress moving to the cloud compared to other companies, would you know the answer? The "Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption" report, published by Forrester…Read more

Mesosphere DCOS, Azure, Docker, VMware and everything between – Architecture and CI/CD Flow

On June 19, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Virtual Machines

These days, I try to be involved in any Containers, DevOps, Automation, etc. related discussion. Part of my role is to consult my customers around how to architect their containers platform and orchestration tools in Azure. But what happens when you have a chance to do something cool like architecting a solution which involves Mesosphere DC/OS, Azure Container Service, Azure Container Registry, Docker, and VMware vSphere?Read more

GDPR Questions? Azure has answers.

On June 19, 2017Microsoft Azure Blog > Security

Microsoft is here to help Please read our white paper How Microsoft Azure Can Help Organizations Become Compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation to gain an understanding of how your…Read more

Friday Fun: PowerShell Anagrams

Source: Planet PowerShell

Maybe it’s my liberal arts background but I love words and word games. I have a constant pile of crosswords and enjoy tormenting my kids (and wife) with puns.  I am also fascinated with word hacks like palindromes and anagrams. An anagram is where you take a word like ‘pot’ and rearrange the letters to […]Read more

Using Inheritance To Build DSC Resources

Source: Planet PowerShell

Today we are going to use inheritance to create multiple DSC resource from a base class. I’m the first to admit I’m lazy and always trying to get the most bang for my lines of code. Inheritance is a great way to reduce code duplication and pretty easy once you wrap your head around it. The Good Stuff: My DSC FileWatcher module and an example of building resources with inheritance.Read more

Presenting PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design this weekend at SQL Saturday Chattanooga

Source: Planet PowerShell

If you’re interested in some free PowerShell training, I’ll be presenting a session on “PowerShell Non-Monolithic Script Module Design” at SQL Saturday #624 in Chattanooga, Tennessee this Saturday, June 24th. My presentation begins at 1:15pm eastern time and is an intermediate level session. There’s also a PowerShell precon on Friday being presented by Microsoft MVP Aaron Nelson (the precon is not free)Read more

What You Need To Know About AWS Shield

Source: Planet PowerShell

Amazon just took the wraps off its new DDoS fighting platform, AWS Shield. Here’s what you need to know. The recent DDoS attack on the cloud-based Internet Performance Management Company Dyn. Inc in October 2016 reminded everyone about the alarming losses caused by DDoS attacks across the globe. The company was bombarded with multiple DDoS attacks using Mirai botnet which [...] The post What You Need To Know About ARead more

PowerShell-As-A-Service | \PowerShell Escape

Source: Planet PowerShell

Today I received an invitation to preview PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell (PSCloudShell). Azure Cloud Shell is a new feature added to Azure earlier this year which allowed us to run a Bash console inside our web browser to manage our Azure resources. Microsoft has just added PowerShell to this as well and I’m already having a blast poking around to see how this works and imagining all the possibilities. When I first launcRead more