MremoteNG or some other kind of remote session window manager. When I see someone painfully swapping between many full screen RDP or other types of sessions I want to beat them to death with their own monitor. OPTIMIZE THAT WORKFLOW!
Powershell is going to be your best bet. Get good with powershell, remote scripting, creating HTML reports that programs do not provide, running your scripts in jobs and automating deployment. Many windows guys ignore this side of things but most of the new Microsoft GUIs are literally running powershell commands in the background. There are also a lot of GUIs that are missing incredible hidden functionality that exists in the available power shell commands for tons of programs.
The big bonus is you will look better then all the people who “aren’t scripting people” and will gain a new viewpoint on all the technology you work with. No one starts out good in scripting. Just do small things people ask for like pulling drives and viewing data in the beginning and then learn to do small things like adding a drive to a hyper-v vm. As you get more confertble with working in powershell you can import an excel sheet that spins up sets of vms for new builds or even change windows settings remotely on the fly on a few hundreds of servers.
(Sorry if this is preachy but I feel like most IT people are really missing out on some amazing ability because they don’t want to think beyond the mouse clicks…)