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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 break. … [Read more...]

What is iPaaS, and Do You Need it?

Ah, the cloud. It's changing the face of IT forever, and while it's at it, it's providing us with a never-ending stream of acronyms. You're probably already familiar with the "big three" of acronyms, the primary as-a-service delivery models IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, (If you need a quick refresher on your cloud lingo, check out my Cloud Glossary here). But lately a new aaS has been making the rounds, … [Read more...]

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.  … [Read more...]

How to Download from Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit and PowerShell

One of the main goals of MOVEit Managed File Transfer, and Ipswitch as a whole, has been to help IT teams work more efficiently.  … [Read more...]

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 can be a file share, the Chocolatey community repository, or for enterprises it is ideally an internal web server. … [Read more...]

How To Log Off Windows Users Remotely With PowerShell

Here is a quick and easy way to remotely log off end users who are still logged into their computers. This is especially useful when you are trying to do maintenance. … [Read more...]

Bring Some Turkey to the Server Room This Thanksgiving

With the holiday’s right around the corner, it is time to give thanks for the people that are really important in your life—like your SysAdmin (aka your Systems Administrator).  … [Read more...]

Is Running A Virtual Machine (VM) Worth The Effort?

In the computing world, virtualization by way of virtual machines is used to describe a method of avoiding the purchase of multiple physical computers or servers, one for each operating system. … [Read more...]

Create Windows Machine Builds with Packer

While it supports Windows and Linux, creating an OS image is vastly different between the two. In this article, I will focus on how Packer is used for Windows OS image creation. … [Read more...]

Is The EU Copyright Directive A Bad Idea?

The EU Copyright Directive has been labeled a bad deal for all parties and threatens the Internet as we know it. If it's approved, how are businesses going to respond? … [Read more...]