Automation/Scripting


Is PowerShell Making System Center Obsolete?

Brien discusses how Microsoft's continued push and integration for PowerShell may be shifting the role System Center has in the enterprise.

PowerShell 3.0 Released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft on Tuesday released PowerShell 3.0 for use with its current flagship Windows client and server operating systems.

5-Minute How-To: Quick and Easy Web Servers with Windows PowerShell

A step-by-step guide to help you deploy IIS and default Web sites using PowerShell in less than five minutes!

Microsoft Script Explorer Beta for PowerShell Released

Microsoft on Monday released a new beta-test search tool for PowerShell users that's designed to help them find code across local and online repositories.

PowerShell Seen as 'Additive' Element in Windows Server 8

Microsoft this week further explained its PowerShell leanings with Windows Server 8.

Survey: PowerShell Skills Matter

Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

Microsoft Says Windows 8 Will Have Storage Virtualization Benefits

Microsoft on Thursday revealed that Windows 8 will have a sophisticated "storage spaces" feature that works with the forthcoming operating system's New Technology File System (NTFS).

Space to Watch: Runbook Automation

Coupled with a good monitoring system, RBA tasks can become automated responses to detected conditions -- creating a more self-healing IT environment.

Updated PowerShell 3.0 Rolled Out With WMF 3.0 CTP2

A new community technology preview 2 version of Windows Management Framework 3.0 was released by Microsoft this month.

Exaggerated: Reports of the Windows GUI Death

Don Jones clarifies his earlier statements regarding the pending doom of the GUI in Windows Server OSes -- and yes, death is still in the picture.

PowerShell: An In-Depth Scripting Crash Course

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.

Is PowerShell Really the Only Future for Windows Admins?

Whether or not the future of Windows administration will be the command line, you're doing yourself a disservice by not at least strongly considering this possibility (and preparing accordingly).

PowerShell 3.0 Available in Windows Management Framework 3.0 CTP

Microsoft last week released a community technology preview version of Windows Management Framework 3.0.

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Beta Released

Microsoft released a beta of System Center Orchestrator 2012 last week.

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