Understanding PowerShell Comparison Operators By Example
Like many other programming languages, PowerShell has various comparison operators. However, unlike other languages, those comparison operators can look a little odd. Instead of ==, you have eq. Instead of <>, you've got ne. It can be confusing to newcomers. Let's demystify PowerShell comparison operators in this article.
The Easy Way to Join Microsoft Teams Meetings
Almost every type of organization is now adapting online or virtual meetings in place of face to face meetings. In the midst of the recent global pandemic (COVID19), even schools are shifting to online classes to keep the educational activities going.
How To Create An HTML Report With PowerShell
PowerShell is a powerful tool that helps you simplify and automate tedious and repetitive tasks. Administrators typically use PowerShell to extract information from a system or database when the data set required has to be presented as a report. But reports in text or CSV files usually lack the flare and fancy styling of HTML.
How to Rotate Windows Admin Passwords with Microsoft LAPS
How do you currently handle local Windows administrator passwords? Every Windows system has one and they have the keys to the kingdom of each PC. Since local admin passwords are not part of Active Directory (AD), you must manage each account on every computer separately. It's a pain.
How to Parse ARM Output Variables in Azure DevOps Pipelines
When building an Azure Pipeline in Azure DevOps (AzDo), it's commonplace to build infrastructure as part of a pipeline. If you're building infrastructure in Azure, Microsoft provides an infrastructure-as-code approach called Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates. When invoking a deployment from an ARM template within an Azure pipeline though can sometimes prove troublesome.
23 Must-Have Work Tips from a Working from Home Veteran
It’s March 2020 as I write this and the world is changing as I type. Hospitals are crying out for masks, ventilators and other essential services. There is talk about having to pick and choose who dies soon, normally bustling cities are ghost towns and we’re not allowed to touch anyone anymore. It truly is an odd time to be alive.
Using PowerShell to Delete Files [All the Ways]
Maintaining free disk space is crucial when managing servers and systems. As admins, you wouldn't want to get caught unaware of a 'disk full' situation. We all know where that situation leads - dismounted database, stopped services, inaccessible website, and the list goes on.