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Practical PowerShell Part 4: Output Formatting

The journey from a single-line command to a useable tool continues.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 Syncing Device Settings

Applies to the "Configure access to resources" objective of Exam 70-687.

Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 Migration Issue In the Works

Microsoft said it is currently working on a hotfix for a log-in issue that could occur when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Practical PowerShell Part 3: Create Custom Objects Quickly

In the third lesson, Prof. PowerShell shows you how to properly use the ForEach enumerator.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 IPsec Rules

Applies to the "Configure network connectivity" objective of Exam 70-687.

Flawed SQL Server 2012 SP2 ISOs Fixed

Microsoft has corrected an issue with the TechNet and MSDN subscribers' download of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.



Public Folder Hierarchy Limits in Exchange Increased to 100,000

Microsoft announced this week that the public folder hierarchy limits of its Exchange Online service for Office 365 customers has increased.

Microsoft Downplays Disclosed Active Directory Flaw

A vulnerability in in Active Directory could lead to an attacker gaining access to a system and changing user passwords, according to a security firm disclosure.

Oracle Patch Includes 20 Java Flaw Fixes

Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) arrived on Tuesday with 113 security flaw fixes for multiple Oracle products, including 20 for Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 App Deployment

Applies to the "Configure hardware and applications" objective of Exam 70-687.

Microsoft's July Patch Causing 2 Different Crash Flaws

Issues concerning Microsoft's July security update, released last week, have led to crashes for many users. One is connected to the InstallShield application and another is a compatibility issue with Dell Data Protection suite.

Practical PowerShell Part 2: Property Value

This week Prof. PowerShell shows you how to retrieve dynamic property values.

Microsoft OS Market Share Slips to 14 Percent

The massive increase of mobile devices has led to Microsoft's OS market share to decline to 14 percent worldwide.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Slipstream ISO Flaw Causing Upgrade Issues

Problems with the ISO releases SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 have surfaced, according to Microsoft this week.

Spoofed Google and Yahoo SSL Certs Blocked by Microsoft

In a security advisory released by Microsoft today, 45 sensitive secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates that have been unofficially issued by hackers are now blocked for Windows systems.

SharePoint Server Cumulative Updates Will Arrive Monthly

Microsoft announced that its cumulative updates (CU) for SharePoint Server will now arrive every month.

Practical PowerShell Part 1: 1-Line Commands

Before you can run, you have to learn to walk.

Microsoft Security Update for July Released, 29 Flaws Addressed

Microsoft today released its monthly security update, which includes two items rated "critical," three "important" bulletins and one "moderate" fix.

Pop Quiz: Migrating to Windows 8.1

Applies to the "Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1" objective of Exam 70-687.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows Update Client

An update to Microsoft's Windows Update/Microsoft Update client was released this week.

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