Adam Bertram explains the advantages of automating the processes involved in onboarding a new employee. Most of the initial steps in outfitting a new staffer are identical, regardless of the new hire's position. So why are we repeating those steps by hand when we could automate the process?
You've probably done at least a little pipeline work with Windows PowerShell. Did you get the expected results every time? Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, points out how most of us go wrong when piping. Learn more powerful ways to use the pipeline.
This chapter from Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, explains the historical background of DSC, basic tenets of DSC, the DSC authoring environment, configuring the DSC environment, writing your first configuration script, and DSC push configuration.
Timothy Warner, author of Sams Teach Yourself Windows PowerShell 5 in 24 Hours, explains how Windows PowerShell releases are related to Windows version releases and which bits go with what. It's not a 1:1 relationship, so you might need to uninstall if things don't go quite as expected. With Tim's help and the Windows Management Framework, you'll get it right from the start.
As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.
It's that time of the year again. With 2016 right around the corner, every tech and culture website is busy pumping out predictions for 2016. Some of these predictions will be right yet most will be wrong. In this quick piece, I want to offer a word to the wise: predictions are like sphincters, everyone has one and most of them stink.
New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...
Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?