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Automation isn't new, but as virtualized environments become more complex, admins are seeing a bigger need for features that help them manage their virtual data centers. We'll continue to see improved built-in automation features. Microsoft's Desired State Configuration includes a set of new PowerShell cmdlets that admins can use to simply describe how they want to set up a server -- without actually having to manually write server roles or configure specific features. This level of automation can save admins a lot of time in highly virtualized data centers.  Access >>>

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  • Despite the appeal of IT automation, don't rush to automate everything

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