Automation/Scripting


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.

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.

How To Create a Simple Pester Test Report in PowerShell

While Pester doesn't generate it's own reports, it does provide data that can be easily formatted.

How To Use the PowerShell Operational Validation Framework

The tool simplifies and keeps you organized when testing.

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 2: Validation

Continuing the look into parameters, this part will focus specifically on parameter sets and the different ways to validate them.

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 1

Central to your command is a parameter -- a weak parameter will end with a weak script.

Best Practices for Designing PowerShell Functions

While not everyone will code the same, here are some of my go-to tips for creating functions.

Exploring Hyper-V with PowerShell

Extend virtual environments with these helpful cmdlets.

How To Configure PowerShell's Local Configuration Manager

With multiple ways to accomplish the task, here's how to know the right route to take based on the situation.

How To Implement Dynamic Parameters in Your PowerShell Functions

Choosing the correct input for your functions will save time and energy in the long run.

What I Like in PowerShell V5, Part 2: New Features

Microsoft's addition of classes and enhanced security features have helped to add to what is the best version of PowerShell.

How To Create PowerShell DSC Class-Based Resources

The latest version of PowerShell allows the resources to be built without crating schema MOF files.

What I Like in PowerShell V5, Part 1: Cmdlets

Here are some of the best new cmdlets that you might be missing out on.

Extending the Use of the PowerShell ISE

The ability to create and extend menus has been a huge quality of life improvement in the latest PowerShell version.

How To Use PowerShell To Write to the Event Log

Keeping close tabs on your script will help to identify potential future errors.

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