Automation/Scripting


PowerShell Seen as Key to Azure Automation

Microsoft is on its way toward enabling full automation of Azure tasks via PowerShell workflow scripts.

PowerShell vs. Configuration Manager: Evolve or Die

Will Configuration Manager slowly disappear into obsolete or will it change with the times? The answer could still go either way.

Microsoft Previews PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Microsoft has released an early test version of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for Linux.

Microsoft Previews 'Just Enough Administration' PowerShell Security Controls

Microsoft introduced a new PowerShell-based server protection scheme for IT pros at TechEd this week called "Just Enough Administration" (JEA).

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Script Browser 1.0

Microsoft has released Script Browser 1.0, an add-in search tool that works with PowerShell's integrated scripting environment.

Running PowerShell's Best Practices Analyzer

Use PowerShell's baked-in analyzer to set up best practice scans.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

How To Access Needed Info in PowerShell

Brien walks you through customizing a PowerShell cmdlet's output to get exactly the data you need.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

Using Windows Server 2012's SSD Write-Back Cache

Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.

Microsoft Enables PowerShell for Lync Online

Microsoft this week released a module that enables Lync Online management via PowerShell.

PowerShell 4: Take the 'Dumb' out of Configuration Management

Greg Shields shares how Powershell's Desired State Configuration continues its evolution in transforming documentation into functioning code.

Working with PowerShell Scripts

Brien walks you through how to craft and excute scripts in PowerShell.

Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview Adds PowerShell 4 Features

Microsoft on Tuesday released a "preview" test version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which opens up new PowerShell 4 capabilities for older Windows systems.

Need Help with PowerShell?

Although PowerShell can be a bit intimidating at times, Microsoft has built in a comprehensive help system that should be able to assist you with most of your PowerShell related questions.

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