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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 06.12.18 by Adam Bertram

Automation First Thinking: Succeeding at IT Automation

If you’re in IT, chances are you’ve automated some task before. Whether it’s writing a script, building an application yourself or leveraging an off-the-shelf solution from a vendor; you’ve automated.

Posted on 05.30.18 by Adam Bertram

How I Quadrupled My Yearly Income by Sharing My Knowledge

Four years ago I was a dedicated IT professional. I took a shower, brushed my teeth, ate breakfast and went to work routinely everyday. I would occasionally chat with coworkers about the latest happenings and get down to the most recent matters at hand. That's all...

Posted on 05.22.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Use AWS Systems Manager to Keep Your Windows Servers Patched

Windows patching is an unfortunate requirement for all Windows administrators. Patch Tuesdays keep coming with no end in sight.

Posted on 05.16.18 by Adam Bertram

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure's Cloud Shell

When you need to get access to a command line console like PowerShell or Bash, where do you go? 

Posted on 04.30.18 by Adam Bertram

Using MOVEit 2018’s New REST API to Create a MOVEit Task with Python

We've covered a lot of how you can use PowerShell with MOVEit Automation 2018 to automate tasks. However, what if you want to use Python instead? We got you covered. Let's take a look.

Posted on 04.25.18 by Adam Bertram

Creating New Users in MOVEit Transfer 2018 with PowerShell

In the previous articles, we focused on MOVEit Automation's REST API, but it’s now time to focus on MOVEit Transfer.

Posted on 04.17.18 by Adam Bertram

Using MOVEit 2018's REST API to Create and Monitor File Transfers with PowerShell

We've already covered Swagger UI and how to use PowerShell to authenticate to MOVEit Automation's REST API. In this article, we're going to take what we've learned and get into some real-world use cases using MOVEit Automation's REST API— creating and monitoring tasks.

Posted on 04.12.18 by Adam Bertram

Getting Started with Swagger UI and MOVEit's REST API

In this article, we will use Swagger UI to learn everything that we can do with the new MOVEit 2018 RESTful API. 

Posted on 04.10.18 by Adam Bertram

Using the New MOVEit 2018 REST API with PowerShell

Logging into MOVEit's console or web interface works great for day-to-day management tasks or setting up one-time workflows but there are times when we need to automate with MOVEit Automation!

Posted on 03.26.18 by Adam Bertram

Creating Your First Windows Container with Docker for Windows

Docker for Windows is a product offered by Docker that allows users to set up a Docker container on a client-based operating system (Windows 10). 

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