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IT Administration


SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released

Microsoft this week released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.

Creating EXE Aliases in PowerShell

Here's how to create an alias in PowerShell to save time.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Access Denied Assistance

Applies to the "Configure file and storage solutions" objective of Exam 70-412.

PowerShell PSDrive In

Here are a few tricks that you can use in conjunction with a PSDrive.

Free Windows XP Migration Tool Now Available

Those organizations looking to migrate away from Windows XP can now do so for free thanks to CA Technologies' newly released free tool.

Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest Clusters

Applies to the "Configure and manage high availability" objective of Exam 70-412.



Provide and Prosper: A Look at PowerShell Providers

Here's a rundown of what's important to remember when dealing with SharePoint providers and what you can ignore.

'Just Enough Administration' PowerShell Security Controls Previewed at TechEd

This week at Microsoft's TechEd conference, the company showed off the new PowerShell-based server protection scheme for IT pros called "Just Enough Administration" (JEA).

MDM TechEd Announcements Explained by Microsoft Exec

Microsoft's themes coming out of the TechEd keynote this year included mobile device management and security controls.

Office 365 ProPlus Management Capabilities Getting New Features

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that its Office 365 ProPlus services will be receiving some new and improved features.

Perfect PowerShell Properties Part 3: Custom Formatting

Here's how to jump through the complicated hoops to update format data in PowerShell.

Pop Quiz: Managing Group Policies in Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to the "Configure and manage Group Policy" objective of Exam 70-411.

Survey Shows Both Increased Interest and Confusion for Software-Defined Networking

While popularity for software-defined networking (SDN) is growing among IT pros, close to 40 percent say the term is undefinable.

IE 11 Improvements for Windows Phone 8.1 Detailed

Microsoft unveiled some new and changing features for the Windows Phone 8.1 version of Internet Explorer 11.

Perfect PowerShell Properties Part 2: History

Here's how to check to see how long it's been since a custom property has been modified.

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