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IT Administration


Overcoming the PowerShell Hurdle

The way to grasp all the complexity of PowerShell is to use it and take it one step at a time. At some point, a little PowerShell will go a long way in your IT career.

Gartner: Migrate Off of Windows XP Now

Many IT pros have contemplated moving away from XP, but very few have done so, according to the research firm.

Show Me State: PowerShell 3.0's Show-Command Gets GUI

PowerShell 3.0 sports a cool new feature, the Show-Command cmdlet, which provides a graphical way of looking at all cmdlets and functions at your disposal. Here's a graphic look at it.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Gets Beta Tested

A beta of Microsoft's newest infrastructure inventory tool was released last week.

You Complete Me: PowerShell's Tab Completion Feature

PowerShell's tab completion feature saves lots of typing. In version 3, this features gets even better.

The PowerShell Way To Dissect Arrays, Hash Tables

This week's tips will have you peeking into data in arrays and hash tables in no time flat.



Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0

Baby-stepping into new PowerShell territory.

This Match Has No Equal: Comparison Operators

Working with the -eq, -match, and -like comparison operators in PowerShell.

App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices Announced

Devices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes.

Microsoft Announces System Center 2012 and 'Windows Server 2012'

Microsoft's code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012," which was announced today at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS).

There's a Module for That: Extending PowerShell's Commands

Don't just stick with the commands that Microsoft provides -- extend the commands in PowerShell.

How To Restart Computers Remotely via PowerShell

The trick is easy with the aptly named Restart-Computer

Mainstream Support for Windows Vista Ends

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

System Center 2012 Released to Volume Licensees

According to a news report, Microsoft's System Center 2012 was released to volume licensing customers yesterday.

Can You Describe the Variable?

Variables already come with descriptions, but you can also provide more clarity to those descriptions as needed.