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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 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!

Posted on 08.28.18 by Adam Bertram

Working with the New MOVEit Transfer REST API Endpoints

One of the excellent features of the new MOVEit Transfer 2018 product is the introduction of RESTful (REST) APIs. If you're not familiar with REST APIs, it boils down to an industry-standard way of accessing applications or services over HTTP/S.

Posted on 08.24.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Create a Computer Inventory Script in Python for Linux-MacOS

Basic details of your computer like operating system and version, memory, network adapter and hard drive are never stored in one central location. 

Posted on 08.21.18 by Adam Bertram

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and How MOVEit Transfer 2018 Protects You

Attackers wanting to steal your information online are some of the most creative people alive. It’s amazing how many ways they can come up with to steal your information. One of those ways is through a technique called cross-site scripting or XSS for short.

Posted on 08.16.18 by Adam Bertram

The Infamous Double-Hop Problem in PowerShell

In this article, we will discuss how to get around the infamous double-hop problem in PowerShell. It's easier than you think.

Posted on 08.01.18 by Adam Bertram

3 PowerShell Tips for Systems Administrators and Developers

In this article, we provide three tips to help you become more efficient with PowerShell commands. We will specifically cover how to streamline your efforts in searching for text inside of strings, transforming MSQL data into both XML and JSON, and building XML schemas.

Posted on 07.23.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Create a Computer Inventory Script in Python for Windows

Basic details of your computer like operating system and version, memory, network adapter and hard drive are never stored in one central location. You always have to go clicking around for it. But if you've got Python installed, we can build a script that collects all of...

Posted on 07.13.18 by Adam Bertram

How to Build a Function in PowerShell

Functions are a common occurrence in PowerShell and to truly understand the PowerShell language, it's important that you know how functions work. In this article, we're going to show how a PowerShell function evolves from basically nothing all the way to having...

Posted on 07.10.18 by Adam Bertram

What is SaltStack?

SaltStack/Salt is a configuration management (CM) and orchestration tool that enables system administrators to automate server provisioning and management tasks. Salt is comparatively a newcomer in the CM segment as it was launched in 2011, at a time when Puppet and Chef...

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