Automation/Scripting


Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.0

Microsoft last week announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0, which is notable for being a cross-platform DevOps tool for Windows, Linux and macOS.

How To Do Math with PowerShell

PowerShell is more than just scripting and automation. Given the right functions, you can also use it to solve numerical equations -- from the simple to the complex. Here's how.

PowerShell Pester Test Design: Best Practices

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.

How To Reset an Azure VM Admin Password with PowerShell

Using Azure's "virtual machine agent," you can reset the local administrator password without even hitting the Windows OS itself. Here's how.

Working with Database Users and Roles Using PowerShell

While we've covered how to add users to the database, let's take it one step further and designate specific roles.

Creating a SQL Server Login Using PowerShell and SMO

PowerShell helps us to turn the time-intensive process of creating new users into a quick and easy task.

How To Process Multiple CSV Files at Once in PowerShell

Since CSVs are so easy to work with, it doesn't take long to organize and process large sets of data.

Using Parameters in your Pester Test Scripts

Save time for accounting for changes in your scripts with this handy tip.

Using a Stopwatch In PowerShell

Monitoring the speed at which code is executed will give a window into avenues to improve it for efficiency.

Introduction to SQL Server Management Objects with PowerShell

Open up new reporting options for your SQL Server with these PowerShell tips.

Encrypting Data with PowerShell Cmdlets

Here are three commands you can use to encrypt and decrypt data.

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.

PowerShell Solutions Being Replaced with 'Desired State Configuration Core'

The Microsoft PowerShell team is planning to reshape its Desired State Configuration (DSC) solutions, replacing them with a single cross-platform tool that supports both Windows and Linux.

Creating a Balloon Tip Notification Using PowerShell

PowerShell makes it easy to create a custom pop-up notification in Windows.

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