Automation/Scripting


How To Create Reports in PowerShell

In the first of a new column featuring in-depth advice on Windows Servers, Brien Posey breaks down how you can create custom information dumps in PowerShell.

Find the Right Shortcut for You in PowerShell

Of the many ways to get things done in Windows PowerShell, it's best to figure out which one works and stick with that.

Microsoft Issues Warnings About Windows Management Framework 3.0

Microsoft warned late last week that Windows Management Framework 3.0 doesn't play well yet with some versions of Exchange and Windows Small Business Server.

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.

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