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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 02.01.19 by Dan Franciscus

Using Multiple Package Repositories with Chocolatey

On any given Chocolatey client, packages are going to be installed primarily from a remote repository. Although you can actually install a package located on your local machine, centralizing usually makes much more sense from a design standpoint. This remote repository...

Posted on 01.29.19 by Dan Franciscus

Installing Duo 2FA for Windows Log-on and RDP

Two-factor authentication is currently one of the best security practices for protecting users, data and systems. Duo is one of the leading platforms for using two-factor authentication in the enterprise as it protects many common on-premises and cloud applications by...

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...

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