Tim Ferrill

Tim Ferrill is an IT professional and writer living in Southern California. He has covered Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Server for several publications, including CITEworld and InfoWorld.

Tips for building a home lab to prep for network certifications

Certifications that can land you a job as a network-automation engineer

Certifications that can land you a job as a network-automation engineer

Certification programs like those offered by Cisco and Juniper Networks can help network engineers document their proficiency in network automation.

Free training from 8 top vendors to advance your IT career

Free training from 8 top vendors to advance your IT career

Tech knowledge and certifications can open doors to advancement in IT, and free educational resources from these prominent vendors can help.

Surviving a Mastodon stampede

Surviving a Mastodon stampede

As Elon Musk drives Twitter users to Mastodon, its underlying architecture can overload content-provider networks

Tame Active Directory groups to streamline management, prep for automation

Tame Active Directory groups to streamline management, prep for automation

Best practices for managing identities and permissions in Active Directory can help enterprises handle complexity as AD environments scale.

Just-in-time IT infrastructure: How to attain it for strategic advantage

Just-in-time IT infrastructure: How to attain it for strategic advantage

IT adaptation to COVID-19 accelerated demand for the elasticity that just-in-time hardware and software provide, and now for smart enterprises there’s no turning back.

10 top automation and orchestration tools

10 top automation and orchestration tools

Tools that automate and orchestrate network chores can perform tasks quicker and more accurately than an admin.

9 hot jobs in the evolving data center

9 hot jobs in the evolving data center

Data-center pros looking to ride technology waves toward more secure careers need both technical and people skills.

How to inventory server software with PowerShell

How to inventory server software with PowerShell

PowerShell can ID installed software, application services, and scheduled tasks, which can help with planning and management.

How to inventory server storage with PowerShell

How to inventory server storage with PowerShell

Figuring out how much storage is free on servers is important, and the PowerShell cmdlet Get-PhysicalDisk can help.

Best new features in Windows Server 2022

Best new features in Windows Server 2022

The latest version of Windows Server adds network protocols, new management tools, and better performance and security for storage.

How to inventory server hardware with PowerShell

How to inventory server hardware with PowerShell

Prioritizing hardware upgrades for Windows Servers need not be a lengthy manual process with knowledge of the Get-WmiObject cmdlet.

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