IT Administration


Building a Wait-Action Function in PowerShell

The next time you need to wait on a step in your script, don't just add a delay. Instead, use a Wait-Action function to wait just the right amount of time.

Talking Through PowerShell

Boe shows you how to write scripts using the built-in voices on your computer. Just make sure you've got your headphones on.

Microsoft Offers Active Directory Password Best Practices

Microsoft recently outlined some best practices to protect user identities in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services or Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Pradeo Security for Android, iOS

Microsoft Intune users can expect some new security protections for their Android and iOS devices through a recently announced partnership between Microsoft and security firm Pradeo.

How To Set an IP Address with PowerShell

Changing network adapter properties can be a chore the more machines you have, and the more numbers you have to punch in. Script out the process, instead.

Azure AD Improvements: Office 365 Naming Policy, Identity Manager Reporting

Microsoft recently announced several enhancements to its Azure Active Directory service, including a preview of new Naming Policy for Office 365 groups.

Regular Expressions I Use with PowerShell

From validating IP addresses to phone numbers, these are some of the handiest expressions in Boe's PowerShell toolbox. What are yours?

How To Create and Invoke Your First DSC Configuration in Azure

Using Azure Automation DSC gives administrators the same benefits of PowerShell DSC, but with some bonus tooling.

Proxy and B2C Improvements Arriving in Azure AD

Microsoft delivered another set of improvements to Azure Active Directory (AD) this week, making it easier to publish applications using the Application Proxy service, as well as adding new Business to Consumer (B2C) features.

Working with Performance Counters in PowerShell

The PerfMon tool has a lot troubleshooting advantages going for it, but its interface isn't necessarily one of them. Here's an alternative.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD with New User and Policy Features

Azure Active Directory (AD) end users and IT pros can now access several new improvements, as recently detailed by Microsoft.

Ensuring a Clean PowerShell Session for Your Pester Tests

It's important to start tests with a clean session, especially when writing unit tests and creating mocks. Here's how to run Pester tests in a completely new PowerShell process.

Viewing Your Drive Information with PowerShell

Using Windows Management Instrumentation makes it easy to pull information about the drives on your system or remote systems. Here's how.

Microsoft Explains SCCM's Role in the Windows Update Model

In a new video series, Microsoft details how administrators can manage Windows clients using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Filtering Command Output in PowerShell

In which Adam demonstrates the truth in the old PowerShell adage: "The more you can limit the number of objects returned to the pipeline, the faster you code will run."

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