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Posted on 01.23.19 by Adam Bertram

Using Tags in PowerShell Pester For Unit Testing

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 01.17.19 by Joe Hewitson

Managing the Stress in IT: A Sysadmin's Perspective

Unfortunately, stress is an inevitable aspect of any IT job. Deadlines start piling up, resources are stretched thin and before you know it, your cholesterol levels read more like a lopsided basketball game than a healthy screening. For sysadmins, managing the stress in...

Posted on 01.16.19 by Jacqueline Lee

What Is A+ Certification? Your Ticket to an A+ Resume

There's a truth that people applying for IT jobs need to keep in mind: most recruiters know next to nothing about IT. You'll get a blank stare when you ask them, "What is A+ certification?"

Posted on 01.09.19 by Dan Franciscus

Deploying SSL Certificates in Windows with Puppet

Chances are if you are managing servers in an organization, you have also had a lot of experience managing SSL certificates. Practically any web server should be communicating over HTTPS to clients if you want to make it secure, which means you have to deploy an SSL...

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 12.28.18 by Jeff Edwards

Podcast: What it's like to Start Your Own IT Website

A lot of people dream of leaving their day job and starting their own business, but for many, the risk, and the leap of faith required to take it, is simply to great of an unknown. For the 40th edition of Defrag This, we spoke to someone who's taken that risk to launch...

Posted on 12.21.18 by Megan Morreale

3 Ways To Make Network Access Easy over the Holidays

The holiday season may not be relaxing for the most zealous shoppers, but it's no picnic for IT pros either. Many IT pros can expect to be on call during the holiday season — a necessary evil, as one in three IT pros have experienced a severe network outage during the...

Posted on 12.19.18 by Jeff Edwards

How to Use MOVEit Automation with Amazon S3

We're excited to announce that MOVEit Automation can now access Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) buckets as native hosts!

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. 

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