Automation/Scripting


How To Submit Your First Module to the PowerShell Gallery

Uploading your modules to the gallery will help with distribution headaches and allow for valuable feedback to come your way.

Creating a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Using PowerShell

Getting a VM up and running requires just a small amount of time and seven cmdlets.

PowerShell Development with Visual Studio Code

You can be up and running with Microsoft's VS Code with the installation of a few PowerShell-specific extensions.

Parsing Command-Line Output with PowerShell

Here's a few ways to control legacy command-line utilities in PowerShell.

Checking SQL Best Practices Using the DBATools Module

With the help of this extremely useful PowerShell module, you'll be able to ensure that all your SQL-based servers are optimized.

How To Run Code Before and After a Pester Test

Instead of injecting your own code, Pester makes it easy to run setup and teardown tasks when creating new PowerShell scripts.

How To Force PowerShell to Wait for Scheduled Tasks

Learning this handy technique will also allow you to add timers to different types of tasks.

Exploring Dot-Sourcing in PowerShell

Dot-sourcing allows for you to keep your functions modular.

Exploring Errors in PowerShell

The first step in solving any problem is first learning why the problem occurred in the first place.

Microsoft Releases Windows Management Framework 5.1

Microsoft last week announced the commercial release of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1.

Using PowerShell's Calculated Properties

This guide will walk you through changing property names and values for the Select-Object cmdlet.

How To Build a PowerShell Active Directory Sync Tool

If employees have unique identifiers, getting a tool up and running to sink with AD is a cinch.

Working with Recursive Functions in PowerShell

Recursive functions are designed perfectly to manage what could be a hierarchical mess in Active Directory.

Exploring the PipelineVariable Common Parameter in PowerShell

Here's a breakdown of what it can do and how you can use it in conjunction with other custom functions.

Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 module is now generally available, the company announced on Monday.

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