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All IT People from around the world on March 31 of each year marks the International Day of Backup.
The backup day was established on the initiative of users of the social news site Reddit and was not randomly appointed on March 31. In the computer environment, there are known cases of information loss on April 1 (these are such “jokes”) – and there is even a whole group of viruses that are activated on that day. The result of their merciless action is a malfunction in the operation of the system or loss of information.
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Automating every single task is one of the biggest challenges for every SysAdmin. Either you work on-premise or with Azure, you must automate most of your day-to-day task in order to save your time. In this article, I would like to introduce Azure Automation which is a software as a service (SaaS) application and a wonderful tool in order to automate repeated tasks. Nowadays, every SysAdmin should try to keep its IT infrastructure up and running.
Some people still consider PowerShell as something that you need to employ only for scripting and automation scenarios, but, when it comes to Microsoft Technology stack, PowerShell evolved into the preferable way of configuring and managing your systems irrespectively of availability of corresponding graphical user interface (GUI). In fact, PowerShell is your primary tool for day to day administration and even some one-off tasks are no longer an excluded use case for PowerShell.
Today, PowerShell is not only an easier way to do some one-off changes or configuration tasks, sometimes it is the only way you can do them. There are a lot of situations when there is no parity in what you can do in GUI and PowerShell, and if in the early days of PowerShell, you sometimes could have a problem of not being able to do something available in GUI with PowerShell, nowadays we have rather the opposite situation – GUI often miss some basic things which available to you only in PowerShell.
A new functionality appears a few months ago on OMS, with the possibility to create a custom field. It’ll give you the possibility to class simply and quickly your custom search.