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Breaking Down PowerShell's Scope

The Prof. PowerShell visits a beginner topic that many could use a brush-up on.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Defragmentation

Applies to the "Maintaining the Active Directory environment" objective of Exam 70-640.

New Exchange Operations Assessment App Announced

Tech firm Splunk announced its latest Microsoft Exchange Server performance, operations and security issues app will be released next month.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Password Policies

Applies to the "Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects" objective of Exam 70-640.

Office 0-Day Flaw Being Used in Active Limited Attacks

An unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word is currently being used in limited attacks according to Microsoft

PowerShell Command History Lesson Part 1

While you can't easily retrieve another user's command history, here's an alternative to getting the info you need.

Security Tips for Windows XP Stragglers

Microsoft on Monday offered some last-minute security advise for those who plan to still be on Windows XP after support ends.

Microsoft Criticized by Antivirus Maker for XP Support End

Free antivirus maker Avast had some harsh words for Microsoft's decision to end support for Windows XP in April.

SQL Server 2014 Ready for April 1 Release

Ahead of its April 1 release, SQL Server 2014 hit its RTM milestone this week.

Required Scripting Parameters in PowerShell

Make sure the a unsupported script stops at the beginning instead of failing at a later point in time.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Rights Management

Applies to the "Configuring Active Directory roles and services" objective of Exam 70-640.

PowerShell Objects in a Pipeline

Prof. Powershell demonstrates how to expand in PowerShell to locate objects.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 Forest Trust

Applies to the "Configuring the Active Directory Infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-640.

WinSxS Cleanup To Be Automated in Windows 8.1

Microsoft's Component Store Cleanup utility will undergo improvements for Windows 8.1 users.

Active Directory Schema Extension for Windows Azure Previewed

A new custom schema extension capability for the Windows Azure Active Directory identity management service has been released by Microsoft.

Tip of the ISE-berg

Here's some of Prof. PowerShell's top Integrated Script Editor tricks.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Configuration

Applies to the "Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory" objective of Exam 70-640.

Pop Quiz: Windows 7 Operating System Updates

Applies to the “Understanding operating system maintenance” objective of Exam 98-349.

I'm Into That: Automation Tasks in PowerShell

It's easy to get confused when testing whether something is "in" something else or "contains" something else. Prof. PowerShell is here to clear some of the confusion.

Add a Progress Bar to a Graphical Status Box in PowerShell

Jeffrey Hicks shows you how to build on the code from a previous lesson to add a progress bar to your status box.

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