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My Favorite PowerShell 4 Features (Part 1)

Jeffrey Hicks runs down a few of his top reasons why you should be running the latest version of PowerShell.

Pop Quiz: Deploying the Windows Performance Toolkit

Applies to the "Design an installation and application strategy" objective of Exam 70-689.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Updates

Updates to Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 were released by Microsoft at the end of November.

Windows Azure Active Directory Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities Released

Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).

Managing Your PowerShell Environment with PSDrive

Here's a breakdown of how to get the most out of the PSDrive.

Profile Power: Session Configuration

Here's how to get what you want displayed every time you power up PowerShell.



Pop Quiz: Windows XP Legacy Application Support

Applies to the "Configure hardware and applications" objective of Exam 70-689.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 7: Proxy Functions

The final entry in this column series will show you how to fully customize your PowerShell tool.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 6: Accessorizing Your Tool

In this installment of the PowerShell Blacksmith, Jeffrey Hicks will show you how to format values.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 5: On the Fly

Part 5 will continue to focus on fine-tuning your custom PowerShell tool.

Pop Quiz: Targeting App-V Packages

Applies to the "Design and implement an application virtualization environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 4: Fine-Tuning Functions

Part 4 takes the function created last time and adds a validation attribute.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 3: Forging the Functional Tool

This week's lesson build's on part 2's explanation of PowerShell functions to show how they can work for you.

Pop Quiz: Enabling RemoteApp Programs for RD Web Access

Applies to the "Design and implement a presentation virtualization environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

Pop Quiz: Updating Desktop Images in Offline Machines

Applies to the "Design and prepare the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.