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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 12.14.18 by Jeff Edwards

How to Download from Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit and PowerShell

One of the main goals of MOVEit Managed File Transfer, and Ipswitch as a whole, has been to help IT teams work more efficiently. 

Posted on 12.14.18 by Dan Franciscus

Using Multiple Package Repositories with Chocolatey

In this article, I will show how to add multiple repositories and prioritize them on a Chocolatey client.

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 11.22.18 by Jeff Edwards

Bring Some Turkey to the Server Room This Thanksgiving

With the holiday’s right around the corner, it is time to give thanks for the people that are really important in your life—like your SysAdmin (aka your Systems Administrator). 

Posted on 11.20.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is Running A Virtual Machine (VM) Worth The Effort?

In the computing world, virtualization by way of virtual machines is used to describe a method of avoiding the purchase of multiple physical computers or servers, one for each operating system.

Posted on 11.15.18 by Dan Franciscus

Create Windows Machine Builds with Packer

While it supports Windows and Linux, creating an OS image is vastly different between the two. In this article, I will focus on how Packer is used for Windows OS image creation.

Posted on 11.12.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is The EU Copyright Directive A Bad Idea?

The EU Copyright Directive has been labeled a bad deal for all parties and threatens the Internet as we know it. If it's approved, how are businesses going to respond?

Posted on 11.07.18 by Greg Mooney

Podcast: Shadow IT Problems & Solutions

Shadow IT is a real problem in the modern workplace. In this episode of Defrag This, we explore the reasons users turn to the dark side, the risks of unsanctioned IT stacks, and some of the solutions IT teams can use to curb Shadow IT. 

Posted on 11.02.18 by Dan Franciscus

Import Machine Images Into AWS with Packer

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the most popular cloud platform and Packer provides great integration that enables users to import builds into AWS and convert them to Amazon Machine Images (AMI).

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