PowerShell How-To


Getting Started Testing PowerShell Scripts with Pester

The unit testing framework should always be used to validate your scripts.

Connecting to an Azure SQL Database with PowerShell

Move a whole database into the cloud quickly by following this walkthrough.

How To Compare the Contents of Two Folders with PowerShell

Make sure two documents are both exact and in sync with this process.

Getting Input into Your PowerShell Functions with Parameters

Here's a quick walkthrough of how to build function parameters in reusable snippets.

Querying MySQL Databases with PowerShell

Save some time by automatically querying up data.

Automating Software Downloads with PowerShell

PowerShell provides multiple ways to push new software to targeted systems.

Exploring the Trello API with PowerShell

Get the most out of the task management software with automation.

Connecting to WSUS with PowerShell

Automate Microsoft patches with the aid of the Windows Server Update Services.

How To Test Variables in PowerShell

Get to testing with the Get-Variable, PS drive and the -eq operator.

Creating Volume Shadow Copies in PowerShell

PowerShell can help to create automated snapshots for those times that things go wrong.

How To Use PowerShell Transcripts

Here's how to easily record every move made in PowerShell.

How To Validate XML Documents Using PowerShell and XSD

The tiniest mistake could throw your whole list off.

How To Maintain Folder Structure When Copying Files with PowerShell

Transferring files with multiple subfolders gets a bit tricky. Here's how to avoid any issues.

Matching and Using Regex Groups with PowerShell

Even though it has somewhat of a checkered reputation, being able to wield it will save you a ton of time.

How To Design a PowerShell Module

Modules help to make your code easier to move from one place to another.

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