Using Azure Automation DSC gives administrators the same benefits of PowerShell DSC, but with some bonus tooling.
It's important to start tests with a clean session, especially when writing unit tests and creating mocks. Here's how to run Pester tests in a completely new PowerShell process.
In which Adam demonstrates the truth in the old PowerShell adage: "The more you can limit the number of objects returned to the pipeline, the faster you code will run."
The Pester PowerShell module allows for some flexibility in how tests are written, but as Adam notes, there are still a few key points to consider.
Using Azure's "virtual machine agent," you can reset the local administrator password without even hitting the Windows OS itself. Here's how.
Since CSVs are so easy to work with, it doesn't take long to organize and process large sets of data.
Save time for accounting for changes in your scripts with this handy tip.
Monitoring the speed at which code is executed will give a window into avenues to improve it for efficiency.
Is your script taking too long to execute? Speed it up with this handy tip.
Until Microsoft adds a native command that easily connects virtual directories to Azure Web apps, we're going to have to do it ourselves.
Here's how to deploy SQL Servers in an organization with custom business intelligence.
Allowing multiple segments of a code to run concurrently will increase the overall script's efficiency.
When automating a ton of tasks, creating a visual cue on the activate is helpful in knowing that things are running smoothly.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a useful tool for transferring large files or transferring to a system with connectivity issues.
If you deal with private data, automate how you access it with this handy tip.