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Adam Bertram
Adam Bertram is a 20-year veteran of IT. He’s currently an automation engineer, blogger, independent consultant, freelance writer, author, and trainer. Adam focuses on DevOps, system management, and automation technologies as well as various cloud platforms. He is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and efficiency nerd that enjoys teaching others a better way to leverage automation.
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Posted on 02.19.19 by Adam Bertram

What is Workflow Automation?

Everyone has a morning routine that proceeds nearly the same way every day. We get up, brush our teeth, take a shower and put our clothes on. Every morning, this predictable routine repeats itself. It's like clockwork. It rarely, if ever changes. Think of your morning...

Posted on 02.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Copy Files to Azure Blob Storage

When working with Microsoft Azure, you'll inevitably come to a point to where you need to access material stored locally on premise.

Posted on 01.23.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Use Tags in a PowerShell Pester Test

One of Pester’s useful features is the Tags feature. A tag allows a developer to organize their tests based on different criteria and execute those tests accordingly. Tags allow a developer to manage large test suites that may take hours to run by only executing certain...

Posted on 01.08.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Publish Scripts to the PowerShell Gallery

Creating excellent PowerShell scripts is one thing, but sharing them with others takes them to a whole new level! One of the best ways to improve your PowerShell skills, share your scripts with the community, and make your work known is by publishing scripts to the ...

Posted on 01.04.19 by Adam Bertram

How to Create an Azure DevTest Lab

Lab environments are essential to lots of people in IT, including system administrators needing to test out the latest software or software developers needing to deploy their own custom software to test before rolling it out to production.

Posted on 12.17.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Manage Azure Automation Variables with PowerShell

In Azure automation, there exists a useful feature called Variables. Variables are assets in Azure Automation that allow you to set and query various values. 

Posted on 12.12.18 by Adam Bertram

How To Log Off Windows Users Remotely With PowerShell

Here is a quick and easy way to remotely log off end users who are still logged into their computers. This is especially useful when you are trying to do maintenance.

Posted on 10.23.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Run Commands on Remote Computers with PowerShell

Running commands locally on the remote computers is a common task many IT admins have to do every day. Here's how you can do that in PowerShell.

Posted on 09.25.18 by Adam Bertram

Guide to Visual Studio Team Services Release Management Feature

Producing great software is only half the battle--or more like 1/3 of the battle. Software is worthless until it gets in the hands of the people that want to use it. To do that, though, isn’t simple.

Posted on 09.05.18 by Adam Bertram

5 Cool New Features in MOVEit 2018 SP1

These five new features in MOVEit 2018 Service Pack 1 will increase the speed and security of your business' automated file transfer workflows. There are also new improvements to MOVEit's REST API!

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