IT Administration


Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.0

Microsoft last week announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0, which is notable for being a cross-platform DevOps tool for Windows, Linux and macOS.

How To Do Math with PowerShell

PowerShell is more than just scripting and automation. Given the right functions, you can also use it to solve numerical equations -- from the simple to the complex. Here's how.

Microsoft Azure VMs Get Accelerated Networking Feature

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of its new Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines.

PowerShell Pester Test Design: Best Practices

The Pester PowerShell module allows for some flexibility in how tests are written, but as Adam notes, there are still a few key points to consider.

Microsoft Teams with Jamf on Conditional Access for Macs

Microsoft Intune is now able to provide "conditional access" security compliance protections to Mac devices courtesy of a partnership between Microsoft and Jamf, a provider of management solutions for Apple devices.

How To Reset an Azure VM Admin Password with PowerShell

Using Azure's "virtual machine agent," you can reset the local administrator password without even hitting the Windows OS itself. Here's how.

Working with Database Users and Roles Using PowerShell

While we've covered how to add users to the database, let's take it one step further and designate specific roles.

Comparing SharePoint Framework Extensions with the 'Classic' Custom Code Model

Microsoft broke down some of the details of updating "classic" model SharePoint site customizations to the "modern" SharePoint Framework Extensions (SPFx).

Azure Location Based Services Hits the Preview Stage

Microsoft this week previewed Azure Location Based Services, a new set of services with APIs for developers that lets applications tap geographical information.

Creating a SQL Server Login Using PowerShell and SMO

PowerShell helps us to turn the time-intensive process of creating new users into a quick and easy task.

Partnership Between Microsoft and SAP To Support Cloud-Based ERP Solutions

Microsoft and SAP have expanded their 20-year partnership by engineering SAP's cloud and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to run on Microsoft Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure 'Bare Metal' Migration Solution Gets Scorn from VMware

VMware doesn't have kind words for Microsoft's recently announced preview of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Azure hardware.

How To Process Multiple CSV Files at Once in PowerShell

Since CSVs are so easy to work with, it doesn't take long to organize and process large sets of data.

macOS Conditional Access Support Added to Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory now supports the setting of macOS device conditional access policies using Microsoft Intune, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Azure ExpressRoute Monitoring Previewed by Microsoft

Microsoft announced a preview of a new Azure ExpressRoute monitoring capability last week.

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