Automation/Scripting


Building Your First UI Using PowerShell and WPF, Part 1

With many different ways to creating a UI, here's the best route.

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.

Timing PowerShell Automations

Get an accurate measurement of how long it takes to run a specific or set a timer for your script to run with these two tips.

Exploring the Active Directory Forest and Domain

Use the Active Directory Module to run available cmdlets and automate many of your daily tasks.

A Look at PowerShell History

There are times when we look back on our PowerShell history to find a command that we had run so we can run it again or we just wanted to know what we had run to see if there is anything to pull and save for later on.

PowerShell Basics: Working with the If Statement

Just like any good tool, knowing the different ways to use the If statement will help your script in many ways.

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.

Improved Security Coming to Windows PowerShell 5.0

Microsoft has said that when PowerShell 5.0 arrives later this month, new security improvements will be coming with it.

Creating a GUI Using Out-GridView in PowerShell

A beginner's guide to get Graphical User Interfaces up and running.

Considerations When Writing a PowerShell Function

Here's how to make the jump from simple lines of code to something that's a lot more useful.

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.

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