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How Workflow Automation Eases File Transfer Growing Pains

Your IT team strives to deliver non-stop, high-performance services in support of your organization. It can be surprising how big of a role file transfer services can play in that effort. … [Read more...]

Managing Active Directory Fine-Grained Password Policies with PowerShell

Before Windows Server 2008, Active Directory password policies were done with default domain group policy, and there could only be one policy for an entire Active Directory domain. This is very limiting if users would like to give different policies to different users, which is a fairly common task to do. … [Read more...]

What is Workflow Automation?

Everyone has a morning routine that proceeds nearly the same way every day. We get up, brush our teeth, take a shower and put our clothes on. Every morning, this predictable routine repeats itself. It's like clockwork. It rarely, if ever changes. Think of your morning routine like a workflow. … [Read more...]

8 Reasons To Automate Your File Transfers

We all know it and are no doubt tired of hearing it, but in today’s global technological landscape, there is an ongoing and increasing danger of being hacked. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Vs. Automation for SecOps Teams

Automation is not always AI, but AI is an automated system. It’s easy to get the two terms confused because they both run off the same thing—data. However, the differences are far-reaching, and it’s important to know the differences between AI and Automation. … [Read more...]

How to Use Tags in a PowerShell Pester Test

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 tests matching certain tags. … [Read more...]

6 security concerns to consider when automating your business

Automation is an increasingly-enticing option for businesses, especially when those in operations are in a  perpetual cycle of “too much to do and not enough time to do it.” When considering an automation strategy, business representatives must be aware of any security risks involved. Here are six concerns network admins and other IT staff should keep in mind. 1. Using automation for … [Read more...]

How to Run Commands on Remote Computers with PowerShell

Running commands locally on the remote computers is a common task many IT admins have to do every day. Here's how you can do that in PowerShell. … [Read more...]

Running PowerShell in Vagrant

In this article, I will show how to configure a Vagrant box to run PowerShell. … [Read more...]