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Learn how to get the most out of the PowerShell Gallery with some distinctions for administrators who use Windows PowerShell or PowerShell Core.

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  • Exchange Online

    Exchange Online is the hosted version of Microsoft's Exchange Server messaging platform that organizations can obtain as a stand-alone service or via an Office 365 subscription.

  • Resilient File System (ReFS)

    Resilient File System (ReFS) is a file system developed by Microsoft for use on the Windows operating system (OS) that's designed to overcome some of the limitations in the New Technology File System (NTFS).

  • Monad Manifesto

    The Monad Manifesto is a document written by Jeffrey Snover in 2002 that outlined his idea for a new Windows systems administration tool named Monad, which was changed to Windows PowerShell.

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Career development

Windows system administrators need access to resources that build their technical capabilities, whether their focus is data center resource management or cloud administration. IT career development articles also cover automation, such as how to use PowerShell to operate Microsoft Exchange.

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  • IT incident management

    IT incident management is an area of IT service management (ITSM) wherein the IT team returns a service to normal as quickly as possible after a disruption, in a way that aims to create as little negative impact on the business as possible.

  • enterprise content management (ECM)

    Enterprise content management (ECM) is a set of defined processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.

  • AutoRun

    AutoRun is a feature of the Windows operating system that causes predetermined actions when certain media is inserted. Common media types that trigger AutoRun actions include CDs, DVDs and USB storage devices.

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Cloud and virtualization

Enterprises are virtualizing applications on Hyper-V and moving workloads into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, spurring IT teams to deploy and manage cloud-based workloads. This Microsoft cloud and virtualization topic center offers expert advice on technologies such as Hyper-V, Azure and Docker containers.

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  • Linux Secure Boot

    Linux Secure Boot is a feature in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 that allows some Linux distributions to boot under Hyper-V as Generation 2 virtual machines.

  • Microsoft Azure Stack

    Microsoft Azure Stack is an integrated platform of hardware and software that delivers Microsoft Azure public cloud services in a local data center to let organizations construct hybrid clouds.

  • Windows containers

    Windows containers are abstracted, isolated and portable operating environments supported by the Microsoft Windows Server 2016 operating system and managed with tools such as Docker and PowerShell.

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Messaging and collaboration

The Microsoft messaging and collaboration services topic center features articles tailored to the needs of an Exchange Server or Office 365 administrator, and includes how to run a hybrid deployment, data security best practices, automation via PowerShell, troubleshooting tips and tricks, and insights into Microsoft's roadmap for these platforms.

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  • Exchange Online

    Exchange Online is the hosted version of Microsoft's Exchange Server messaging platform that organizations can obtain as a stand-alone service or via an Office 365 subscription.

  • Microsoft Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App, OWA)

    Outlook on the web is the browser-based email client for users to access email, calendars, tasks and contacts from Microsoft's on-premises Exchange Server and cloud-based Exchange Online.

  • Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA)

    The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) is a diagnostics tool for troubleshooting and testing connectivity to several Microsoft messaging products from a client machine on an organization's network.

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Server management

The Windows Server management topic center contains tips and tutorials to help administrators with Windows Server monitoring, provisioning and cluster management to ensure Microsoft's server operating system runs as it should.

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  • Microsoft Windows

    Windows is a personal computer operating system from Microsoft that, together with some commonly used business applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, has become a de facto 'standard' for individual users in most corporations as well as in most homes.

  • Active Directory

    Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft product that consists of several services that run on Windows Server to manage permissions and access to networked resources.

  • Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu)

    Windows Admin Center, formerly Microsoft Project Honolulu, is a browser-based utility that manages Windows Server and client operating systems, hyper-converged clusters, and failover clusters.

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Windows Server versions

Windows Server operating systems range from full server OSes to streamlined deployment options, such as Server Core. Windows administrators can find independent expert management advice and in-depth coverage of key Windows Server features.

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  • Microsoft Exchange Server

    Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft's email, calendaring, contact, scheduling and collaboration platform deployed on the Windows Server operating system for use within a business or larger enterprise.

  • configuration drift

    Configuration drift occurs naturally in data center environments when changes to software and hardware are not recorded or tracked in a comprehensive and systematic fashion.

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (Microsoft RD Web Access)

    Microsoft Remote Desktop Web Access (Microsoft RD Web Access) is a feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 that allows users to access RemoteApp and Desktop Connection through the Start menu or a Web browser.

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Storage management

This Windows Server storage management topic center keeps administrators educated on the latest storage management technologies and techniques, with details on how to maintain reliable backups and restore data. These articles help admins solve performance issues by using native Windows Server storage monitoring tools as well as utilities from third-party vendors.

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  • Resilient File System (ReFS)

    Resilient File System (ReFS) is a file system developed by Microsoft for use on the Windows operating system (OS) that's designed to overcome some of the limitations in the New Technology File System (NTFS).

  • Windows event log

    The Windows event log is a detailed record of system, security and application notifications stored by the Windows operating system that is used by administrators to diagnose system problems and predict future issues.

  • Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade

    Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade is a feature that keeps Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) or Scale-Out File Server workloads running during an upgrade from a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to a Windows Server 2016 cluster.

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Windows systems and networks

The Windows systems and network management topic center offers information for Windows administrators who want to learn the latest in PowerShell techniques and ways to use Microsoft administration tools, such as System Center. It also includes resources to help administrators stay current with IT trends to adjust as enterprise needs shift.

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  • Monad Manifesto

    The Monad Manifesto is a document written by Jeffrey Snover in 2002 that outlined his idea for a new Windows systems administration tool named Monad, which was changed to Windows PowerShell.

  • Human Interface Device protocol

    Human Interface Device protocol (HID protocol) is a USB protocol for a broad category of user input devices.

  • Windows 7

    Windows 7 is the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) released commercially in October 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista.

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