Hyper-V Backup Utility – Major Update

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility I've spent the past week away from home, and so I've been working on refactoring my Hyper-V Backup Utility and adding new features requested by users.   Version 2020.02.14 ‘Valentine’ Current known issues: The e-mail report has extra line breaks in Outlook 365, Version 2001. New features: Refactored code. Fully backwards... Continue Reading →

The New Microsoft Edge – The Microsoft Alternative To Chrome

Microsoft have been developing an all new version of their web browser Edge and will release it in early 2020. If you are familiar with the existing Edge browser, it’s the same in name only - the new Microsoft Edge is vastly improved in many ways. The new Edge is now based on Chromium, the... Continue Reading →

Network Device Status Monitor (NDSM) Update v2.0

Download it from GitHub, the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. Big update to Network Device Status Monitor (NDSM) utility. Changes in 2.0: Added Microsoft Teams as an output location using a webhook. Here's a walkthrough on how to create a webhook for your Teams instance. MS teams is limited to 10 devices. Not sure... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.4

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released a minor update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.4 I've added more feedback when the script is used interactively. Whether you are running Hyper-V on a Windows 10 desktop or a Windows Server 2016 cluster, this utility can be used to... Continue Reading →

Automated WSUS Maintenance Utility Update v1.7

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery, PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. I've released a major update to my Automated WSUS Maintenance utility. If you are using a previous version, please update to this new one. Fixed in version 1.7: The script will now not run the cleanup process twice. The script will now report if the... Continue Reading →

Network Device Status Monitor Update v1.1

Download it from GitHub, the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. I've released a minor update to my Network Device Status Monitor utility. New in 1.1: Updated the style of the web page with a cleaner look. Added CSS animations for online devices. The CSS animations do not display when the utility is in 'report'... Continue Reading →

Windows Server Status Monitor Update v1.6

Download it from GitHub, the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and the PowerShell Gallery. I've released a minor update to my Windows Server Status Monitor utility. New in 1.6: Updated the style of the web page with a cleaner look. Added CSS animations for online devices. The CSS animations do not display when the utility is in 'report'... Continue Reading →

Automated Office 365 Licensing v1.1

Update 2019-06-16: I recently learned that Office 365 licensing can be managed via Azure Active Directory's group based licensing feature and I have since switched to using this and have retired this script. I'll leave this post and the script itself available here, on the Microsoft TechNet Gallery and GitHub, but I'll not be developing... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.3

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.3 I've added the ability to specify the Hyper-V Virtual Machines you wish to backup using a TXT file. I've also improved some of the commenting and cleaned up some of the code. Whether... Continue Reading →

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