Managing SharePoint Online with PowerShell
Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on December 5, 2017
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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.

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How to Create a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 with PowerShell
Posted by Karim Buzdar on November 14, 2017
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In this article, I’ll show you to create a shared mailbox with the help of PowerShell.

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Microsoft is Announcing Azure File Share Snapshots in Public Preview
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on October 24, 2017
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Managing snapshots, or at least using a tool that manages the snapshots for you, is a very common scenario for any IT admin today. Windows clients have this option available for a long time, storage systems leverage snapshots for several processes, but probably the most well-known scenario we see snapshots today are backups. Microsoft just announced they are offering, as a public preview, the snapshots functionality for Azure File Shares.

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Create Custom Fields in OMS
Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 11, 2017
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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.

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Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 26, 2017
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Microsoft is offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) that provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every computer in the domain. Domain administrators using the solution can determine which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are authorized to read passwords.

LAPS allows you to manage local administrator account passwords on domain-joined computers so that passwords are unique on each managed computer, randomly generated, and centrally stored in Active Directory infrastructure.

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5 SCCM Tools Every Sysadmin Should Know
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 17, 2017
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Knowing the right tool to the right job is something that can save you hours of extra work and tedium. In this article, I will compile a list of useful System Center Configuration Manager tools for troubleshooting and automate your SCCM infrastructure. If these tools are not released by Microsoft, then it means they are developed by the community. For any assistance, you must send a request to developers. All the tools listed below have been tested on SCCM 1610 version and they are free!

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