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Beginning PowerShell for SharePoint 2016: A Guide for Administrators, Developers, and DevOps Engineers

IT Books
Use the latest tools to manage and automate tasks on Microsoft’s SharePoint platform. You will achieve time and cost savings, increase reliability of deployments, and learn how to safely and efficiently migrate from a previous version, all while gaining valuable skills in PowerShell scripting. Authors Nik Charlebois-Laprade and John Edward Naguib begin by explaining the […]

Microsoft Video: Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s5 e10 / Jeffrey Snover (part 2)

This week Brad wraps up his conversation with the father of PowerShell and a Technical Fellow at Microsoft – the one and only, Jeffrey Snover. Brad and Jeffrey discuss what it’s like to get recognized by strangers at a remote Bed & Breakfast, and Jeffrey looks back over his career at Microsoft to examine the […]

Citrix Updates Citrix Optimizer Beta to v1.0.0.5

Citrix Systems
The Citrix Optimizer is a Windows tool to help Citrix administrators optimize various components in their environment, most notably operating system with Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). The tool is PowerShell based, but also includes a graphical UI. Citrix Optimizer can run in three different modes: Analyze – analyze the current system against a specified template […]

A little PowerShell script to delete content

Nothing fancy but something I thought I need to share. A customer asked me to create a solution for left-over-files on laptops. Their laptops should not have local files at all but in some circumstances someone might need to create some. They operate in areas with limited to no Internet connection. Access to the virtual […]

Microsoft: DSCEA has been released – Introducing exciting new updates to Start-DSCEAscan

DSCEA has been released!!! Just as a recap on DSCEA: DSC Environment Analyzer (DSCEA), is an open source PowerShell module that uses the declarative nature of Desired State Configuration to scan systems in an environment against a defined reference MOF file and generate compliance reports as to whether systems match the desired configuration. DSCEA […]

Automate Preservation/Retention for OneDrive for Business sites using Office 365 Compliance Center PowerShell

I worked on a small project a few months back where we had to automate retention/preservation for OneDrive for Business sites in Office 365. Here is what the high level requirements were for the automation: An attribute of the user object in the On-premise Active Directory will determine whether the user’s OneDrive site should be […]

Microsoft: Using PowerShell as an Azure ARM REST API Client

Yes, this is probably another post explaining how to use Azure ARM REST API using PowerShell, I am aware of this, but what I would like to show you is something deeper in the Azure platform that you may not have noticed or seen before. Fortunately, Microsoft provides many SDKs for almost all your favorite […]

How Can I Use Microsoft Data to Optimize My Office 365 Environment?

Lakeside Software
For IT administrators, gathering data about user experience and application utilization can be a daunting task. There are many sources of user related data available; however, I will focus down on the data concerning a hypothetical organization’s Office 365 subscription and how SysTrack can help both show and give context to this data. The IT […]

Microsoft: Aggregation of OMS Data from across Azure Subscriptions

An Operations Management Suite (OMS) Repository can be associated to a single Azure Subscription. Companies that host their Products on separate per-tenant Azure Subscription for their Customers have this need to consolidate the Health data from all these Subscriptions for ease of monitoring and tracking. OMS provides the ability to configure Alerts that would call […]

Microsoft Video: Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s5 e9 / Jeffrey Snover

This week Brad meets up with a bona fide IT celebrity – the father of PowerShell and Microsoft Technical Fellow – Jeffrey Snover. Brad and Jeffrey talk about what datacenters and the Las Vegas Convention Center have in common (lots of blinking lights, for starters), and Jeffrey explains that when it comes to executing a […]

Microsoft: Extending OMS with SCCM Information

Brad Watts here to talk with you today about extending OMS with SCCM information. Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) is a very powerful cloud based tool. There are bunch of out of the box solutions like Alert Management, Active Directory Assessment, SQL Assessment, Update Compliance, etc.. We’re not going into details of what OMS is […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.05

Carl Webster
WHEW! So much community input is in this script. I didn’t think I was ever going to get this “minor” update completed. By the time I finished updating the script with: the changes Jim Moyle made to the Script Template and then Brandon Mitchel’s updates for 1.x script and then the changes for 7.14 (I […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.15

Carl Webster
While working on a project with my PowerShell and AD mentor, Michael B. Smith, he needed some additions made to the script.  He also made a couple of other suggestions I implemented. #Version 2.15 released 26-Jun-2017 Added new parameter MaxDetails: This is the same as using the following parameters: DCDNSInfo GPOInheritance HardWare IncludeUserInfo Services Fixed wrong loop […]

Microsoft Video: Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s5 e8 / Michele Bustamante, CIO, Soliance – Part 2

Today, Brad wraps up his conversation with Michele Bustamante, the CIO and co-founder of the software consulting firm Soliance. Brad and Michele talk about how to help IT teams that are cloud averse to get past those lingering blockers (whether they are architectural, cultural, or business-oriented), and they evaluate the similarities between network intrusions and […]

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