PowerShell How-To


How To Create Arrays for Performance in PowerShell

Is your script taking too long to execute? Speed it up with this handy tip.

How To Create Virtual Directories in Azure Web Apps with PowerShell

Until Microsoft adds a native command that easily connects virtual directories to Azure Web apps, we're going to have to do it ourselves.

Creating an SSIS Catalog with PowerShell

Here's how to deploy SQL Servers in an organization with custom business intelligence.

Understanding Parallel Runspaces in PowerShell

Allowing multiple segments of a code to run concurrently will increase the overall script's efficiency.

How To Create Progress Bars in PowerShell

When automating a ton of tasks, creating a visual cue on the activate is helpful in knowing that things are running smoothly.

Leverage BITS for File Transfers with PowerShell

Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a useful tool for transferring large files or transferring to a system with connectivity issues.

How To Save and Read Sensitive Data with PowerShell

If you deal with private data, automate how you access it with this handy tip.

Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

A feature that had been in high demand, native local account management, is finally in PowerShell.

Creating CSV Files with PowerShell

The process is similar to creating any plain text file in PowerShell -- but with a few twists.

Understanding Debugging Breakpoints in PowerShell

Breakpoints will help in narrowing down where your code has failed.

How I Test My PowerShell Code

While I've shown you the basics of testing your code in Pester in a previous column, here's how I take those fundamentals to actual code.

Designing Testable PowerShell Code

Keeping in mind that your code will eventually need to pass the Pester test will help when finalizing your scripts.

How To Manage Windows File Shares with PowerShell

This automation of a commonly practiced task will end up saving you quite some time in the long run.

What Is Dot-Sourcing in PowerShell?

Dot-sourcing allows you keep everything modular when adding additional scripts.

Working with Arrays in PowerShell

Learning how an array stores an object will help in using them in your code.

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