IT Administration


Getting Started with Word Using PowerShell

Here's how to automate building a document in Microsoft Word. Clippy not required.

PingFederate Preview, Other Improvements Coming to Azure AD

A number of improvements are coming to Microsoft Azure Active Directory this month, including one related to Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity.

The Evolution of a PowerShell Function Parameter

Making code adaptable is a key skill for any coder. Here's a primer on how to stretch function parameters to fit a variety of situations.

Using PowerShell To Work with the DNS Client

Replace your legacy ipconfig switches with these cmdlets in the DNSClient module.

Windows Admin Center SDK Hits Preview

Microsoft last week announced the preview of the Windows Admin Center software development kit, as well as the release of its Remote Server Management Tools for Windows 10 version 1803 (the "April 2018 Update").

Using a Custom Enum To Get Tab-Completion on a Parameter

Sometimes using ValidateSet isn't enough -- for instance, when you have multiple functions with the same parameter that you need to perform a task on.

Microsoft Locks Down Outlook Groups Privacy Settings

Microsoft is implementing a policy change that would make Outlook and SharePoint Online groups private by default, instead of public.

Performing Joins and Splits in PowerShell

Here's how to make your data more useful -- or even just more presentable -- using the Join and Split operators and the Split method.

Understanding Background Jobs in PowerShell

Synchronous code execution is fine for small scripts, but for more time-consuming scripts, consider running your code in the background as a job. Here's how.

Microsoft To Update Azure Active Directory's Login Design

A new user interface for carrying out Azure Active Directory logins will take effect in June, Microsoft announced this month.

Microsoft Gives Guidance for Setting Up Hybrid Cloud Printing

Microsoft recently gave an overview of how to set up Hybrid Cloud Print, a Windows Server 2016 feature that can tap Azure Active Directory to enable printing for bring-your-own-device Windows 10 clients and domain-joined Windows 10 clients.

New Office 365 Connection Service Hits Preview

A new Web service that publishes network data endpoints that are used to connect to Office 365 services is now in preview.

Find Data in Excel Using PowerShell

For those times when converting Excel files to .CSV just doesn't make sense.

Working with PowerShell History

Using these three commands, PowerShell allows you to read and manipulate just about every aspect of your command history.

Organizing Your PowerShell Code Using Regions

If you want to group parts of your code for debugging purposes or simple readability, the PowerShell ISE has the answer.

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