• In your work in Microsoft Azure, should you focus your energies on Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, or both? This lesson presents a comprehensive comparison of the two primary scripting languages in the Azure cloud.

  • Because of its relatively low cost and flexibility, Azure Storage is a great target for cloud-based backup. Learn the most efficient ways to perform blob and file data backup in Azure.

  • If your Windows systems administration work touches SQL Server products, you need to know when Azure Data Studio is the right fit over the time-tested and venerable SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

  • If you haven’t yet begun using the PowerToys tools for Windows 10 and 11 to accelerate your workflows as a Windows system administrator, you should. Let Tim show you how and why.

  • Microsoft Azure offers a variety of backup and disaster recovery solutions. Let Tim iron out some common confusions about these entities and services: Azure Recovery Services vault, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, and Azure Backup vault. In addition, you will learn important concepts for working with the Azure Recovery Services vault: Azure region dependency, content portability, and deletion workflow.

  • Learn how Visual Studio Code (VSCode) implements regular expressions (regex) to help you perform your complex pattern-matching duties more effectively. In addition, I will introduce a few useful regex extensions to VSCode.

  • Learn how to assess and migrate your on-prem SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database by using Microsoft’s Data Migration Assistant and Azure Migrate products.

  • Learn how the AI-powered GitHub Copilot pair programming engine can accelerate your Windows administration work by providing intelligent suggestions while you type.

  • Learn the many ways you can make your Microsoft Azure work easier by integrating with Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s free, open-source, cross-platform code editor.

  • Learn how to perform core administrative tasks on the Azure Cosmos DB using Azure PowerShell.

  • Get familiar with Azure Status dashboard, Azure Service Health, Service Health Alerts, Azure Resource Health, and Azure Resource Graph to ensure you’re never surprised by a planned or unplanned outage that could affect your Microsoft Azure deployments.

  • Learn how to customize your PowerShell console to display meaningful metadata in your Windows command shell with Powerline.

  • In Microsoft Azure-based endpoint management, when would you choose Azure AD registration versus Azure AD join? Read on and find out!

  • Microsoft’s Azure AD team has made dramatic updates to its Azure AD Connect service. You can now control your hybrid identity centrally and implement fault-tolerant sync configurations as well.

  • Now that Microsoft owns GitHub, you may be wondering whether your teams should use GitHub or Azure DevOps for their software development projects. Why not both?

  • On December 15, 2020, Microsoft’s PowerShell development team released PowerShell 7.2 Preview 2 to GitHub. Learn what’s new and what’s changed in this build, and receive some guidance concerning prerelease PowerShell. If you’re the kind of systems administrator who likes to “kick the tires” with prerelease software to get a head start on new functionality, then read on!

  • Windows systems administrators who are newer to PowerShell may feel confused as to which PowerShell version to use and when. Let’s differentiate Windows PowerShell v5.1 from PowerShell v7 and iron out any potential difficulties.

  • PowerShell 7.x supports SSH for cross-platform remoting. Learn how to configure and test PowerShell remoting between Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.

  • The user principal name (UPN) and SAM account name user naming attributes in Active Directory are often confused by administrators. After all, aren’t we past Windows NT domains and single-label names? Let’s sort out the mystery right away.

  • The most important new feature in Specops Password Auditor is integration with the Specops Blacklist Service, which screens your Active Directory users’ passwords against public credential breaches.

  • Load More
© 4sysops 2006 - 2023


Please ask IT administration questions in the forums. Any other messages are welcome.


Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account