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Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part I)

Summary: Seven years ago, “Hey, Scripting Guy!” was approached by a member of the community to see if we would be interested in doing something a little fun for the holidays. The result was a seven-part series called “A PowerShell ... continue reading
Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) – Certificate Warnings

Hello everyone! Tim Beasley, Platforms PFE here again from the gorgeous state of Missouri. Here in the fall, in the Ozark Mountains area the colors of the trees are just amazing! But hey, I’m sure wherever you are it’s nice ... continue reading
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WNV Deep Dive Part 4 – Looking at LBFO and Hyper-V traffic

By James Kehr, Networking Support Escalation Engineer We’re going to look at the two other basic types of WNV traffic in part 4: LBFO (NIC teaming) and Hyper-V. I’ll be skipping over Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networks. The ... continue reading
What’s new in SSMS 17.4: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

What’s new in SSMS 17.4: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

This post is authored by Ronit Reger, Senior Program Manager, SQL Data Security and Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.4! Download SSMS 17.4 and review the ... continue reading

DSC Resource Naming Guidelines

When DSC was announced at TechEd 2013, one of the goals was to “Create an ecosystem”. The ecosystem for DSC has grown tremendously in the last 4 years. At worldwide events for PowerShell (PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit, PowerShell Conference ... continue reading
Simple PowerShell Network Capture Tool

Simple PowerShell Network Capture Tool

Hello all. Jacob Lavender here again for the Ask PFE Platforms team to share with you a little sample tool that I’ve put together to help with performing network captures. This all started when I was attempting to develop an ... continue reading
Monitoring Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and On-premises Datacenters #Azure #MSOMS #Cloud

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and On-premises Datacenters #Azure #MSOMS #Cloud

Microsoft Azure Monitor There are a range of tools for monitoring your Azure environment, from the application code running on Azure to the services and infrastructure hosting your application. These tools work together to offer comprehensive cloud monitoring and include: ... continue reading

System Center Service Manager (SCSM) Authoring Management Pack tips and best practices

When using the SCSM Authoring Management Pack, follow these tips and best practices for best results. These are not always presented in order, so please read through this post before setting up your MP. Disable the MPSSyncJob Schedule before importing ... continue reading
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Reverse Desired State Configuration: How it works

Nik Charlebois is a Premier Field Engineer based out of Canada. He is the author of several books on SharePoint automation, and he writes blog posts on a regular basis about all things PowerShell. You can find out more about ... continue reading
Windows Defender Exploit Guard: Reduce the attack surface against next-generation malware

Windows Defender Exploit Guard: Reduce the attack surface against next-generation malware

Windows Defender Exploit Guard is a new set of intrusion prevention capabilities that ships with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The four components of Windows Defender Exploit Guard are designed to lock down the device against a wide variety ... continue reading