Free eBooks for Windows administrators [updated]

I added four new eBooks to the 4sysops list of free admin eBooks. The DSC Book by Don Jones is a must-read for every PowerShell geek. Desired State Configuration will certainly gain importance in the years to come. You might want to read Tim Warner’s overview before you start the reading the eBook.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, April 24, 2015 - 27 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication – Part 7: Securing AD FS

Multi-Factor Authentication can be used to secure many endpoints and services within a networking environment. Although I could have chosen to show how to integrate with an appliance using RADIUS, instead I’ll describe an implementation scenario using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

Sander BerkouwerMVP By Sander Berkouwer - Thu, April 23, 2015 - 0 comments

Sander Berkouwer is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over a decade of experience in IT.

Has the PC industry come to a complete standstill?

About three years ago, I bought a 15″ laptop that weighs 1.5kg (3.3lb), has 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. I am now looking for a new notebook, and I note with horror that no PC vendor is able to deliver a device that matches my outdated computer.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, April 22, 2015 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Random numbers, temporary file names, and GUIDs in PowerShell

In scripts, you sometimes need random values for numbers, names of temporary files, or GUIDs for unique registry and database keys. PowerShell offers a variety of functions to generate such random values.

Wolfgang Sommergut By Wolfgang Sommergut - Tue, April 21, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Wolfgang Sommergut has over 20 years of experience in IT journalism. He has also worked as a system administrator and as a tech consultant. Today he runs the German publication WindowsPro.de.

Work Folders for iPhone

On April 3, 2015, the Work Folders app for iOS was updated in the Apple App Store to a Universal App, with support for both iPad and iPhone. In this article, I’ll review the iPhone version of the app and show some of its features.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Mon, April 20, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

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