Azure Automation can be an excellent PowerShell script orchestration tool, though it has just a limited number of PowerShell modules. Luckily, we can upload our own modules, too.
- By Adam Bertram
Microsoft is poised to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in October, the company announced Monday at the start of its 2018 Ignite conference.
To avoid issues that have affected some Windows 7 users, Microsoft will start releasing Windows servicing stack updates (SSUs) as part of its monthly update rollups starting next month.
Windows Admin Center version 1809 is now safe to use in production environments; Microsoft announced the general availability of its next-gen browser-based management portal last week.
Lambda, the serverless computing platform from Amazon Web Services (AWS), now supports Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.0, the cloud giant announced this month.
Microsoft this week announced a change to its .NET Framework patch delivery scheme that could take effect as early as October.
Microsoft's "classic" Intune device management portal will die with Windows 7 in 2020, Microsoft said last week.
In a bid to protect subscribers against malicious macros, Microsoft recently integrated a 3-year-old security technology called Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) to Office 365 ProPlus.
Version 6.1 of PowerShell Core, Microsoft's scripting tool that's used for DevOps purposes, is now available, the company announced last week.
A zero-day local privilege escalation flaw that was disclosed on Twitter last month now has a fix by way of Microsoft's September security update rollout.
Microsoft Premier customers can now begin using the company's Project VAST security product to create data visualizations of their organization's security landscape.
Among the top networking features coming to Windows Server 2019 is the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks, Microsoft revealed earlier this month.
Jared Spataro, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Office and Windows Marketing, announced new guidelines regarding Windows and Office 365 ProPlus servicing last week.
Starting Dec. 3, 2018, Microsoft will funnel Intune support requests from organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts toward the Azure Portal, instead of the Microsoft Premier Online Portal.
A forthcoming -- and possibly final -- version of Windows Server Essentials is on tap from Microsoft later this year aimed at small businesses.
A lightning strike affecting Microsoft's San Antonio, Texas datacenter temporarily knocked out the power, causing service outages that affected many regional South Central U.S. Azure and Office 365 services.
Microsoft this week put the spotlight on the software-defined networking security capabilities coming to Windows Server 2019, calling it one of the product's top 10 networking features.
Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service now supports Google IDs, marking the first time that Microsoft has allowed users with non-Microsoft IDs to use the service.
A zero-day flaw in the Windows Task Scheduler in 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 was disclosed this week, with no known remedy.
In today's IT organizations, it's critical for system admins to know how to automate processes. Luckily, we have tools like Azure Automation to help us out.
- By Adam Bertram