Though Microsoft's focus of late is on advanced mobile, cloud and application development products, a recent debut of a remote server management tool shows the company has not forgotten to fortify the Windows Server admin's tool chest. Microsoft last month released a technical preview of Project Honolulu, a free browser-based utility aimed at small-to-medium sized companies. The utility combines tools that manage and monitor Microsoft systems in one interface.
Microsoft's roadmap plans for PowerShell indicate the Windows version won't be along for the ride. A production version of Microsoft's open-source PowerShell automation and configuration management tool, PowerShell Core 6.0, will arrive by the end of 2017, said Microsoft program manager Joey Aiello in a blog post last month. Microsoft will continue to support for Windows PowerShell 5.1 -- but only to supply critical fixes, no big feature updates or lower-priority fixes.
When a server configuration drifts from its approved baseline, bad things happen. A seemingly innocuous setting change can trigger a catastrophic domino effect that ripples through the data center. A high availability cluster could crumble, or a disaster recovery configuration could collapse just when it's needed most. To protect the business -- and themselves -- the IT department should implement a change management tool, such as Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".