Automation/Scripting


How To Use PowerShell's Desired State Configuration To Configure Nano Server

Because the forthcoming Microsoft Nano Server doesn't have a GUI, here's how to create configuration scripts with the built-in Desired State Configuration in Windows PowerShell.

How To Connect to Microsoft Azure with PowerShell

Bypassing the Azure Portal and going straight to PowerShell will provide you with more options for managing Microsoft's cloud.

How To Use PowerShell To Manage System Services

Being able to call up specific variables is key in narrowing down a large data set.

How To Create a For Each Loop in PowerShell

Manage and display specific services with this cmdlet.

Managing Active Directory with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here's a breakdown of some helpful cmdlets to get you up and running.

Microsoft Delivers PowerShell 5.0 in Windows Management Framework Preview Release

Microsoft released a "production preview" of its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 solution yesterday.

How To Run PowerShell Commands Against a Remote VM

Here's a look at the Invoke-Command cmdlet and how it will be extended in Windows Server 2016.

How To Back Up Active Directory System States

Why use third-party tools when all you need to get the job done can be found in Windows?

SSH Communications Security Sees Microsoft as 'Welcome' Contributor to OpenSSH

The OpenSSH protocol goes way back, but it's recently been making the news.

Microsoft Rolls Out 'PowerShell for Office 365' Web Portal

Microsoft on Tuesday announced "PowerShell for Office 365," a new Web resource for IT pros.

Inside Microsoft's Embrace of Container-Fueled Automation

The introduction of containers to Windows Server, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure tied with Windows PowerShell automation paves the Microsoft path to DevOps and support for cross-platform modern apps.

Microsoft Expected To Unveil Nano Server and PowerShell Vision at Build Event This Week

Microsoft likely will tell us more about its cloud-optimized next Windows Server product, including a new Nano Server component, at this week's Build event for developers.

Q&A: Father of PowerShell on Future of DevOps, Automation and Container Support

Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of the popular Microsoft scripting engine, forecasts where PowerShell is going and outlines containers' role in automation.

How To Connect to Office 365 Through PowerShell

While the process is relatively simple, the steps need to take are a bit confusing.

How To Do Math Using PowerShell, Part 2

We build on part one to find more math operators in .NET that can be used in PowerShell.

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