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Can you protect any file with Azure RMS?

By Mary Branscombe on March 25, 2015

You shouldn’t have to get hacked before you start thinking about the vulnerability of your confidential company documents. We take a look at how Azure Rights Management Service can help you keep you keep that important information in check.

What you need to know about foreach loops in PowerShell

By Adam Bertram on March 18, 2015

Deciding when to use the foreach statement in PowerShell can be tricky. We take a look at how you can quickly overcome this confusion.

Create WMI event subscriptions to monitor your folders

By Adam Bertram on March 6, 2015

Are you still setting up scheduled tasks to monitor your folders? Let’s take a look at a better, easier way to do this.

Get started with WebGL and three.js by using this helpful list

By Alex Mackey on March 5, 2015

Anxious to get started with WebGL and three.js, but have no clue where to begin? Relax, take a deep breath and let this list of resources guide you along the way.

Check out this alternative model for evaluating training

By Larry Israelite on February 26, 2015

Can a community-based evaluation model work for learning in just the same way that it works for other products and services? We take a look at the four key questions that most people consider when judging the overall quality of training.

Like vs. Match: Battle of the Powershell operators

By Adam Bertram on February 19, 2015

Powershell’s Like and Match operators may seem to have a lot in common but, under the hood, they’re quite different. In this post, we pit the two against each other to see which wins for speed and syntax ease.

3 ways to measure your Powershell script’s speed

By Adam Bertram on February 17, 2015

Ever wonder how you can effectively measure your Powershell script’s speed? We’ve got three different options that’ll have you working more efficiently in no time.

Everything you need to know about machine learning: part 2

By Marco Shaw on February 12, 2015

Take an in-depth look into Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and discover how to access it via Web services in the second part of this series.

Q&A: WebGL and three.js

By Alex Mackey on February 10, 2015

Developer and Pluralsight author Alex Mackey answers all your questions about WebGL and three.js.

How to use friendly URLs in Web Forms

By Paul Sheriff on February 9, 2015

There are many benefits of using friendly URLs in your Web applications. In this post we take a look at some of those benefits, along with a step-by-step guide on how you can start start using them.

Animate your Tableau dashboards on the Web

By Ben Sullins on February 6, 2015

In the latest installment of our Tableau Data Series, you’ll learn how to animate your Tableau dashboards on the Web.

Make your life easier with maintainable unit testing

By Justin Pihony on February 5, 2015

Just as there are patterns in production code, there are also patterns you can use in testing. This post explores how these patterns can help us restore confidence and long-term maintainability.

Introduction to System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2

By Kunal D Mehta on February 4, 2015

If you’re a medium-to-large enterprise running on Microsoft software, System Center Orchestrator is the answer to your automation needs. Check out this quick introduction to help you get started.

Read this before reusing the same old password again

By Troy Hunt on January 30, 2015

Are you guilty of reusing the same password for multiple services? We have some expert advice on why you need to start mixing it up, along with tips on how you can better protect your personal data.

HTML5 Web Components: The Solution to Div Soup?

By Cory House on January 29, 2015

Web development has radically matured over the last two decades, but we still rely on divs more than we should. Thankfully, HTML5 Web Components aims to change that.

Take your PowerShell to the next level with advanced functions

By Adam Bertram on December 22, 2014

PowerShell’s advanced functions can make your script simpler and more efficient. Here’s how and why you should start using them.

Here’s how you can easily create custom invoices with PowerShell

By Adam Bertram on December 17, 2014

Did you know you can customize your own invoices with PowerShell? Here’s a quick example of how it works.

Why a data department is essential to your company

By Ben Sullins on October 15, 2014

Data can fuel creativity and intuition. It can tell stories and enlighten us, as well as guide us in our strategic thinking. Here are some of the ways that our own data department is changing the we work for the better.

You need to say goodbye to Windows Server 2003 right now

By Mary Branscombe on October 9, 2014

Support for Windows Sever 2003 is about to end. Here’s how you can get started with your upgrade before it’s too late.

Why you should learn WebGL

By Alex Mackey on October 7, 2014

Did you know that WebGL lets you perform tasks that are simply not possible with other technologies? Here’s a quick look at what it can do and why you should start learning it today.