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PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

PowerShell Basics: How to Force a Full Password Sync in AzureAD Connect

Before starting this post, the team would like to thank all the contributions shared by the PowerShell community found on Reddit for their support on exploring PowerShell automation capabilities. The outpouring of suggestions and sharing of scripts was awesome and ... continue reading
How does the PXE boot process work?

How does the PXE boot process work?

Within the IT department imaging devices for end users is something that we’ve probably all had to do at some point, either manually or with an automation product such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or System ... continue reading
Microsoft Azure is helping organizations manage regulatory challenges more effectively

Measuring your return on investment of Azure as a compliance platform

Today we’re pleased to introduce the release of Microsoft Azure is Helping Organizations Manage Regulatory Challenges More Effectively, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) white paper based on original research by IDC and sponsored by Microsoft. IDC studied Azure customers ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center unleashes Server Core adoption

Since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, we have seen the fastest adoption rate of Windows Server Core in history. If you havent heard of Windows Server Core, then youre really missing out! Windows Server Core is the lightest ... continue reading
Using a PowerShell Configuration Baseline to Deploy CMTrace

Using a PowerShell Configuration Baseline to Deploy CMTrace

First published on TECHNET on Apr 01, 2016Authored by Danny GuilloryAs a Premier Field Engineer, I spend a lot of time with customers coast to coast. One common thing I have seen is customers constantly looking for their favorite log ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading
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Stay on top of best practices with Azure Advisor alerts

To get the most out of your Azure investment and run as efficiently as possible, we recommend that you regularly review and optimize your resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost. That’s why we created Azure Advisor, a free ... continue reading

Microsoft and SWIFT extend partnership to make cloud native payments a reality

This blog post is co-authored by George Zinn, Corporate VP, Microsoft Treasurer. This week at Sibos, the world’s largest financial services event, Microsoft and SWIFT are showcasing the evolution of the cloud-native proof of concept (POC) announced at last year’s ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: How To Unlock A User In Active Directory via PowerShell

PowerShell Basics: How To Unlock A User In Active Directory via PowerShell

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes end users forget their passwords and lock themselves out of their Active Directory access. Administrators can unlock these accounts via the Windows GUI, but what if there was a quicker way. The PowerShell Active Directory module ... continue reading

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading