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About Windows Management Infrastructure Blog

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To provide IT Professionals, Management Solution Providers, Hosted Service providers and Developers visibility into feature ideas, opinions and solutions from the Windows Management Platform team. To empower IT Professionals with ideas/tools that will help with Data Center automation, Manageable Web Services and Enterprise wide IT management. To provide information around rapidly evolving trends in management technologies, Data Center trends and Management Best Practices
Following is a brief overview of the different management technologies we will be discussing in this blog:
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Windows PowerShell:  Microsoft’s next generation Command Line Shell and Scripting Technology.
WinRM (Windows Remote Management): Windows implementation of the WSManagement Standard ratified by the DMTF with additions for Remote Shell (Powershell 2.0 uses WinRM for remoting) and Cert less encryption. WSManagement is a SOAP based protocol for uniform management of heterogeneous software, devices, applications and services. More information can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384426.aspx
WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation): Windows implementation of Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM). CIMOM provides enterprise applications with uniform access to the management data. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) to represent systems, applications, devices and other managed components. WMI data can be accessed remotely via DCOM or firewall friendly WinRM. More information can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394582(VS.85).aspx
BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service): A Windows technology for transferring files across a network. BITS transfers are asynchronous to the application, support UNC and HTTP paths, and can use a “background” mode that minimizes the impact to other processes and network traffic. More information can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa362708.aspx

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