Automation/Scripting


Microsoft Brings Back the GUI with 'Project Honolulu' for Windows Server Management

Microsoft offered a bit of surprise by signaling that it's solidly behind producing graphical user interface tools for managing Windows Server.

Creating Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager Templates

Microsoft's premade templates allows for the deployment of SQL databases without having to use complex PowerShell commands.

New 'Desired State Configuration Core' To Replace Existing PowerShell Solutions

The Microsoft PowerShell team is planning to reshape its Desired State Configuration solutions, replacing them with a single cross-platform tool that supports both Windows and Linux.

How To Disable SMB 1.0

Despite Microsoft patching many of the security vulnerabilities, including the one that led to the WannaCry attack, it's a smart move to disable the protocol to avoid future security headaches.

Microsoft Suggests Slow Death Coming for PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft this week indicated that it might take some time before Windows PowerShell 2.0 will get removed, even though organizations should still be working to get rid of it as a potential security hazard.

Configuring Workgroup Connectivity to a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell

Here's how to get Hyper-V's management tools configured to manage connections in five steps.

Just-in-Time VM Access and Other Microsoft Azure Tools Previewed

Microsoft highlighted a couple of Azure security and management tools this week.

Microsoft Goes Live with PowerShell Module Browser Site

Microsoft has turned on "PowerShell Module Browser," a Web search page for finding PowerShell scripts and information.

Microsoft Ending Windows PowerShell 2.0 Support with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be one of the features that won't survive when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 "fall creators update."

Microsoft Transitioning Windows PowerShell 6.0 into PowerShell Core

Microsoft recently explained its Windows PowerShell roadmap plans, which will increasingly focus on PowerShell Core, going forward.

Microsoft Releases Reporting Module for PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Microsoft announced the availability of a new Windows PowerShell module this week that adds reporting capabilities for Windows operating systems maintained using Desired State Configuration (DSC).

Microsoft Flow Getting Workflow Ownership Controls and Gmail Support

Microsoft this week announced of a few new capabilities for Microsoft Flow, its workflow automation tool.

How To Convert a PowerShell Script into an EXE File

Conversion makes sharing scripts much easier to do.

Windows Management Framework 5.1 Now Available

Microsoft announced the commercial release of Windows Management Framework 5.1 this week, which delivers the latest PowerShell 5.0 improvements.

Working with Variables in Sapien's PowerShell Studio

This tool makes it easy to create PowerShell GUIs quickly.

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