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September 21, 2017
IT admins can build scripts with PowerShell ISE, VS Code or PowerShell Studio. Think about what platforms and functions you need before deciding which is right for you.
August 31, 2017
As Microsoft's PowerShell Core open source project progresses, some question the future of Windows PowerShell in the company's cloud-focused strategy.
January 06, 2017
Contrary to numerous reports, CMD.exe not going away in Windows 10. True, recent Insider Preview builds replace it with Powershell in many menus.
November 28, 2016
Here's a bombshell from MS: Windows 10, Build 14971 drops Cmd.exe for PowerShell. What's up? Fortunately, batch files work in PowerShell so it's not so bad.
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Use a simple series of PowerShell commands to download an Azure VM's Windows OS disk for backup and restore. You only need to change a variable or two to download another disk. Continue Reading
The next upcoming Win10 release Build 1709 gains easier Update log access, thanks to automatic symbol resolution for event trace log files. Continue Reading
Although you can use Hyper-V Manager or SCVMM to manage your host and VMs, Hyper-V PowerShell commands are relatively straightforward and can be used for the same tasks. Continue Reading
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For a seemingly simple process, Windows file server migrations instill a lot of apprehension in IT admins. Next time, go into the fight with a free tool to manage the process. Continue Reading
Cached credentials make users' lives easier, but they can be a security issue in Windows if a device falls into the wrong hands. IT can manage them on a large scale with PowerShell. Continue Reading
Enterprise IT shops use the best server OS for a given workload, which means Linux boxes in Windows shops, Windows Server in Linux shops and a whole mix in the cloud. Continue Reading