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IT Administration


PowerShell 3's PSDrive Persistence

New to PowerShell 3: PSDrives that no longer disappear when you end a session. Now, this week's nifty trick.

Fun with PowerShell's Out-GridView

PowerShell 3 stretches out the features of older cmdlets. Out-Gridview is one example, which I show off in this week's tip.

Is Exchange, Small Business Server Acting Strange? It Might Be WMF 3.0

Some versions of Exchange and Windows Small Business Server may fail to install or run, and Microsoft is warning that it might be the newest version of Windows Management Framework 3.0 released back in September.

Early January Release for System Center 2012 SP1

Microsoft said its System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is in RTM with general availability early next month.

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Update Rollup 5 v2 Gets Lukewarm Reception

Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 on Tuesday, but IT pros don't seem very thrilled.

Get Your PowerShell Object Properties In Order

PowerShell 3 deploys a new type adapter that will have you seeing hash table output in the order you want them to appear.



A Better View of PowerShell Help

Once you try the ShowWindow parameter in PowerShell 3's Get-Eventlog cmdlet, you'll turn less and less to Get-Help for that quick assist.

HTML Bits and Pieces, Part 3

Now that you're able to create HTML reports, how about doing something with it? Here's how to send it as an e-mail with the Send-MailMessage cmdlet.

HTML Bits and Pieces, Part 2

Let's customize those reports.

HTML Bits and Pieces, Part 1

Create a nice, formatted report via the ConvertTo-HTML cmdlet and a bit of formatting trickery to make the report easier on the eyes.

Pushing the ENV:

The Environment PSProvider gives you access to system environmental variables and creates the ENV PSDrive that can be viewed like any other drive.

Organize Your Scripts with PowerShell ISE 3

New to the ISE are collapsible regions, so that you don't have to scroll through dozens of lines of scripts.

What's In Your Pipeline?

The ease with which we can automate things in PowerShell lies in the pipeline. But use it wisely.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2012 Essentials to Hardware Partners

Microsoft's small biz-sized server OS now ready for hardware partners, with availability coming November 1.

For PowerShell Help, It Takes a Community

If you ever need help with PowerShell, you only need to turn to other PowerShell fans. And some of them are creating free or nearly-free tools, ready to download and use.

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