We all know the pressure of being an IT Pro – it is a busy and challenging life! Late nights, nervous strain, repetitive work, and talking to themselves. Does this sound familiar to you?
Today Microsoft is announcing All-In-One Script Framework – an IT Pros’ Time Saver. It is a sister project of Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework – Developers’ Pain Killer. We can’t guarantee that the late-night work will disappear but we can try our best to save your time!
All-In-One Script Framework is an automation script sample library for IT Professionals. The key value that All-In-One Script Framework is trying to deliver is Scenario-Focused Script Samples driven by IT Pros’ real-world pains and needs. The team is monitoring all TechNet forums, IT Pros’ support calls to Microsoft, and will start to monitor the script requests submitted to TechNet Script Repository soon. We collect frequently asked IT scenarios, and create script samples to automate the tasks and save some time for IT Pros. Samples will illustrate the frequently asked IT scripting scenarios of Microsoft products (Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL Server, Exchange, O365, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics, IIS, etc) through scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript and T-SQL. The team of All-In-One Script Framework sincerely hope that these customer-driven automation script samples can help our IT community in this script-centric move.
In three short months, the team of All-In-One Script Framework has collected over 80 qualified script sample topics from TechNet Forums. These topics are frequently asked by IT Pros and can be eased with automation scripts. 29 of these script topics have been tuned into actual script samples published on TechNet Script Repository.
The initial feedback was great!
“All-In-One Script Framework promises to be an amazing place for IT Pros to get help with their scripting needs for Windows, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, and a growing number of products”. – Dan Ruder, Principal Escalation Engineer.
This is just the beginning. With the next script-centric wave, more and more script samples are coming. In the following one year, Microsoft will release lots of big products such as Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, the new Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, etc. The All-In-One Script Framework team has planned 200 script samples, and more surprises, to be shared with our IT Pro community.