Archive for February 2016

PowerShell Commandlet – Compress-Archive to create zip files


As I am constantly dealing with log file management on my servers, I have always relied on batch files to use PowerShell commandlets to move log files. And then I had to run other processes to manage the log files in a destination area.



I found this handy PowerShell commandlet called Compress-Archive.  You will need PowerShell version 5.0.

The link to the official documentation.

Anyway, this little routine has saved me some steps and with my log file management issues.

I simply zip files with and have the destination path in the same line.

I used example #3.  (This is not my exact script that I wrote, just showing the example.)

Compress-Archive -Path C:\Reference\* -Update -DestinationPath C:\Archives\Draft.Zip


I hope this tid-bit helps all of my fellow techies out there.

~Tony Maddin~



The 2016 Microsoft Product Road Map

Redmond Channel Partner Website

The Redmond Channel Partner website is my “go-to” source for insight to the Microsoft software roadmaps and software release dates.

Example:  The link to the upcoming Microsoft 2016 product suites that are set to be released in the upcoming months.

This week, it was announced that SharePoint 2016 RTM will be released on March/2016.