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Still Deploying PowerShell Scripts Manually?
February 25, 2013
Note: This post was originally published in the February 2013 PowerShell.org TechLetter. The whole purpose of PowerShell is to automate tasks. So, why are some users still manually deploying scripts? And why are some organizations relying on one or two users to execute critical PowerShell scripts? The automation of PowerShell scripts is an important step Read More
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Get Started with SAS® Batch Automation in a Cross-Platform World
December 5, 2012
Whether you’re a business intelligence (BI) expert or you’re an IT admin responsible for SAS® applications and servers, you are well aware of the value of automation. From data loading and archiving to countless analyses and reports, SAS requires constant technical attention. Organizations make significant decisions based on SAS data, often in real-time, so it’s Read More
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MVP Customer Ohio Department of Public Safety Saves Millions with Legacy Modernization
November 19, 2012
The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s transition from the mainframe offers valuable insight into the benefits of legacy modernization. The lessons learned apply broadly to IT pros, but are especially relevant to those who rely on well-architected automation and scheduling in a mainframe environment. The challenge of creating a “Windows-based environment that met or exceeded Read More
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JAMS and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
October 10, 2012
JAMS Job Scheduler now utilizes Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) which makes it easier than ever to expose a web service in the context of an automated IT environment. Pushing to and Pulling from Web Services JAMS can help integrate web services via PowerShell or Workflow. A PowerShell job can use the New-WebServiceProxy cmdlet to create Read More
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Power Scheduling in PowerShell 3.0
June 13, 2012
When people start looking at our enterprise job scheduler, they often ask “Aren’t many of the features of JAMS already available through PowerShell?”. The answer is “yes”. We embrace PowerShell and we are constantly seeking out ways to make JAMS fully accessible to it. Why? Microsoft has established and actively supports PowerShell as a standard Read More
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How to Execute a .bat File within a PowerShell Job
April 24, 2012
Most of the time, you run Windows batch files using the Command Execution Method, which replicates running them in a command prompt window (cmd.exe).  But, what if you need to perform additional processing within the same job and you are running that batch processing in PowerShell? You have several methods to launch Windows batch files Read More
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Scheduling Jobs in UNIX Environments
April 4, 2012
JAMS runs scripts in most UNIX environments. And, it can run them from from whichever shell you prefer. Companies are running scripts in Linux, AIX, HPUX, Solaris, and OpenSolaris. A few more UNIX flavors are already in the works. JAMS connects to UNIX systems through SSH, and remotely executes scripts. After executing, it logs any Read More
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