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Windows 8.1 Push-Button Reset

Applies to the "Configure system and data recovery options" objective of Exam 70-687.

The PowerShell File Frontier Part 1

Here's how to grab files from a different computer, even if they're not synced.

Gartner: Windows 7 Shops Should Start Planning Migration Now

According to a Gartner report, IT pros should be making plans now for moving off Windows 7.

Microsoft Releases 'Critical' IE and Windows Media Center Fixes

Microsoft released August's patch on Tuesday with nine bulletins -- two rated "critical" and seven rated "important" -- that address 37 flaws across multiple Microsoft products.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 Windows Store Apps

Applies to the “Monitor and Maintain Windows clients” objective of Exam 70-687.

One Destination, Many Paths

Here's how to have many different environmental variables in PowerShell all point to the same folder.



Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Delayed Until September

Microsoft announced that its plans to blocks older installations of ActiveX for Internet Explorer has been pushed back to Sept. 9.

Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers Encrypts User Data

Ransomware that is currently going after Synology network attached storage (NAS) servers has been disclosed by the Taiwan-based storage hardware maker Synology.

Internet Explorer To Block Outdated ActiveX Versions

ActiveX blocking capabilities will be making their way to Internet Explorer browsers on Aug. 12, according to Microsoft.

Azure Active Directory Connections Streamlining Tool Hits Beta

A new setup tool for IT pros called "Azure Active Directory Connect" has entered beta testing.

Practical PowerShell Part 5: Remoting

Here's how to query info on a remote computer.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 PIN Login

Applies to the "Configure remote access and mobility" objective of Exam 70-687.

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 'Minor' Updates Arriving August 12

New updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will arrive next week Microsoft announced.

Exchange 2013 Glitch Detailed

A July 30 Microsoft announcement explains that organizations should hold off on using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

EMET 5.0 Security Tool Released

Microsoft's Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0 is now generally available, the company announced today.

System Center 2012 Update Rollups Released

System Center 2012 R2 received Update Rollup 3 (UR3) this week and Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 was released.

Practical PowerShell Part 4: Output Formatting

The journey from a single-line command to a useable tool continues.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 Syncing Device Settings

Applies to the "Configure access to resources" objective of Exam 70-687.

Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Issue In the Works

Microsoft said it is currently working on a hotfix for a log-in issue that could occur when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Practical PowerShell Part 3: Create Custom Objects Quickly

In the third lesson, Prof. PowerShell shows you how to properly use the ForEach enumerator.

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