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PowerShell for Lync Online Now Available

Microsoft announced the release of a module that enables Lync Online management via PowerShell scripting commands.

Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Exporting Service Templates

Applies to the "Configure and Deploy Virtual Machines and Services" objective of Exam 70-247.

PowerShell Tip: Utilizing the –As Operator

Here's how to get PowerShell to treat an object or command as a different object or command.

SQL Server AlwaysOn Support Coming to Windows Azure

In an announcement made on Monday, Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements, including support for SQL Server AlwaysOn.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing Price Rising 28 Percent

According to newly published Microsoft documentation, Windows Server 2012 R2 will arrive with price hikes on two editions

PowerShell Anger Management

Here's how to make those warning messages in PowerShell more visually appealing.



Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Automating Integration

Applies to the "Configure System Center Integration" objective of Exam 70-247.

Microsoft Releases 'Switch Wizard' for Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft is making it easier to switch Office 365 plans with its new "switch wizard" service.

Microsoft's Application Request Router 3.0 Now Available

Microsoft recently announced the release of Application Request Router (ARR) 3.0.

Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Private Cloud Networking Fabric

Applies to the "Configure the Fabric" objective of Exam 70-247.

Extending the Reach of ForEach in PowerShell

Here's how to make the ForEach command work for you.

TechNet Program Revival Petition Growing in Support

More than 7,000 have signed a petition requesting that Microsoft restore its TechNet program for IT professionals.

62 Percent Surveyed Say Government Snooping on Private Cloud Data

More than half of 300 senior-level IT and security pros said that government agencies are accessing corporate data in the cloud.

Microsoft Releases SQL Database Premium Preview and Azure Updates

A "preview" test release of Microsoft's Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering and an enhanced Windows Azure update were released in two separate items on Wednesday.

Windows 7 IE 11 'Developer Preview' Released

Microsoft today released a "developer preview" of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Released

On Tuesday Microsoft announced Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.

Pop Quiz: System Center 2012: Configuring VMM

Applies to the "Configure System Center Infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-247.

'Casting' an Object Spell in PowerShell

One handy PowerShell trick is to tell the engine to treat something as a particular type of object.

Windows 8.1 Kicks Off Faster OS Update Schedule

With its Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview operating systems Microsoft appears to be quietly carrying out a faster update process.

Microsoft Releases Outlook Web Apps for iPhone and iPad

This week Microsoft released its Outlook Web App e-mail clients for Apple's iPhone and iPad devices.

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