Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

As I’ve written here before, I do believe that the current concept of “operating system,” at least with regard to servers, is on the way out. Not quickly, of course – these things take time – but faster than you might think. So I wanted to take a moment to perform a little thought experiment: …

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It’s been fun to watch Microsoft pitch cloud, cloud, cloud, Azure, cloud, fluffy cloud, with relatively little attention devoted to Windows Server these days. In fact, I’m told it almost caused a semi-rebellion in the Windows Server team, who was all like, “um, we bring in eleventy billion bucks a year, love us please?” But …

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In the past few months, I’ve engaged in a number of discussions on trust. Specifically, in relation to software found on the internet, and most specifically with regard to software in public repositories like PowerShellGallery.com, a NuGet repo, an NPM repo, and so on. I’ll lay out some of what people have told me, offer some observations, …

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Our new book, PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches, is now available as part of the Manning Early Access Program. This is the spiritual successor to Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches (it’s a complete rewrite versus a second edition), and is the “sequel” to Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, and the …

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You know the number one excuse given for not having stronger security measures? “Who would want to hack us?” This is used to justify not having 2FA for everyday logons, not having a better firewall service, not having better internal security controls – everything, really. And it’s so naive and wrong.

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