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Powershell: Everything you wanted to know about variable substitution in strings

There are many ways to use variables in strings. I am calling this variable substitution but I am referring to any time you want to format a string …

Python Programming

9 useful PowerShell tools

Why PowerShell?<p>Ah, PowerShell. A simple blue window and some text has transformed the world of Windows administration from a point-and-click GUI to …

convert-windowsimage

Scripts for converting Windows images (ISO,WIM) to VHD's<p>This is a fork of Convert-WindowsImage from the TechNet ScriptCenter: …

Microsoft

Flipping the switch, part 2.1: Exploit Guard challenges (Co-management with Intune MDM and Configuration Manager)

post views: 121<p>Introduction<p>Just quickly following up on my previous post on how I moved some of the <b>Endpoint Protection</b> workloads into <b>Intune MDM</b> (in a</b> …

Information Security

Microsoft Windows 10 virtual labs

Windows 10 virtual labs<p>Virtual labs let you try out Windows 10 setup, deployment, and management scenarios using a cloud-based private virtual …

Virtualization

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

Busy Admin’s Guide to Device Guard and Credential Guard

Device Guard is a new feature Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 and also includes in Windows Server 2016. Device Guard comes with two main …

Information Security

Windows 10 Upgrade Tools

Most experts agree that the best way to upgrade Windows 10 is through a SCCM Task Sequence. No other means allows the same level of customization. …

How to React ⚛️

<i>Let’s see how learning React ⚛️ in the right order can make it less overwhelming.</i><p><b>NOTE: This is a cross-post from my newsletter. I publish each email</b> …

JavaScript

Intel SPI Flash Flaw Lets Attackers Alter or Delete BIOS/UEFI Firmware

Intel has addressed a vulnerability in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behavior of the chip's SPI Flash …

Information Security

ConfigMgr Current Branch – Express Updates Video Tutorial

Previous posts in this series have referenced the update approach to delivering Windows updates that was introduced first with Windows 10. One side …

TensorFlow in your Browser

If you want to explore machine learning, you can now write applications that train and deploy TensorFlow in your browser using JavaScript. We know …

JavaScript

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Settings changes

Find out what's new and renamed in the Settings app.<p>Microsoft's semi-annual update to Windows 10 is expected soon. Microsoft hasn't committed to a release date or an official name, but it'll apparently be called Spring Creators Update or something similar. It'll usher in new features such as …

Apps

DynamicManagement CSP

3 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Windows 10 allows you to manage devices differently depending on location, network, or time. In Windows 10, version 1703 …

NodeSchool

Learn the fundamentals of graphics programming using GLSL shaders.<p>npm install -g shader-school<p>Learn how to manipulate binary data in node.js and …

Remote Desktop web client public preview

As announced at Microsoft Ignite, a new web client is being developed to provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from a browser, without the …

Co-Management is Instant and Easy With #Just4Clicks

If you ever got to shadow a Microsoft leader for a day and listen in on the meetings they attend, I think you’d be surprised by how much time is …

How to Request a ServiceNow Developer Instance to Integrate with SCCM

We recently received a few requests from Enhansoft customers wanting to integrate Warranty Information Reporting (WIR) and Enhansoft Reporting (ER) …

Customers

PowerShell : Telnet TCP\UDP ports on Multiple Machines

INTRODUCTION:<p>I believe <b>testing the ports after a Firewall maintenance or in another network related scenario could be real tiresome</b>. Well, PowerShell …

Linux

How To Add Microsoft's 'Ultimate Performance' Power Policy To Windows 10

Image: PxHere<p>In February, Microsoft introduced a new power policy to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, called "Ultimate Performance". Now, while this …

Software

Microsoft launches Windows Admin Center out of beta

Microsoft launched a new management tool for Windows Server and Windows 10 management out of beta as part of a push to simplify work for IT administrators. The Windows Admin Center brings several key management consoles together into a single environment, so admins can use a single piece of …

Software

Watch artificial intelligence create a 3D model of a person—from just a few seconds of video

Transporting yourself into a video game, body and all, just got easier. Artificial intelligence has been used to create 3D models of people’s bodies …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 10 Updates and Store GPO behavior with DualScan disabled and SCCM SUP/WSUS managed

Firstly...<p>Before you start reading this, you should be familiar with the DualScan Feature of Windows 10. Find more information on the following blog …

Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/> "See! That shit keeps popping up on my fucking …

Security

Looking to Listen: Audio-Visual Speech Separation

Posted by Inbar Mosseri and Oran Lang, Software Engineers, Google Research<br>People are remarkably good at focusing their attention on a particular …

Machine Learning

Google AI can pick out voices in a crowd

Humans are usually good at isolating a single voice in a crowd, but computers? Not so much -- just ask anyone trying to talk to a smart speaker at a house party. Google may have a surprisingly straightforward solution, however. Its researchers have developed a deep learning system that can pick out …

Google

The one ConfigMgr query to rule them all

Remember that movie with the one ring that the Ewoks had while trying to convince Dr. Theopolis that Spock was still alive and aboard the TARDIS? I …

How can I forcefully upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 10 to the latest version of Windows 10 using System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)?

Introduction<p>This blog post is all about upgrading to Windows 10, either from Windows 7 or from an earlier release of Windows 10 to the latest release …

Critical Code Execution Flaw Found in CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault application that could allow an attacker to …

Information Security

Webcam based image processing in Jupyter notebooks

Realtime processing of live image feed from webcam. Useful for testing image filters, video recordings, realtime video manipulation using Python.

Python Programming