Moving from command line tools to PowerShell for Active Directory

Mr. Ashley McGlone, our famous PFE (‘GoateePFE’ on Twitter!) from the US Central Region team, delivered a session at PowerShell Saturday last weekend. Here’s the session abstract: “Do you get warm fuzzies when you think about DSQUERY, REPADMIN, NSLOOKUP, DNSCMD, and DCPROMO? If so, there is help for you. Come learn how PowerShell has improved…


Automation: Why Laziness is a Good Trait in IT System Administrators

Written by Mark Farrugia, a Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in Canada. I was once told that the best system administrators are usually the laziest people. I didn’t take that statement seriously until I gave it some thought and started taking into consideration that it does in fact hold some truth. Provided you care…