Here's a few ways to control legacy command-line utilities in PowerShell.
With the help of this extremely useful PowerShell module, you'll be able to ensure that all your SQL-based servers are optimized.
Instead of injecting your own code, Pester makes it easy to run setup and teardown tasks when creating new PowerShell scripts.
Learning this handy technique will also allow you to add timers to different types of tasks.
Dot-sourcing allows for you to keep your functions modular.
The first step in solving any problem is first learning why the problem occurred in the first place.
Microsoft last week announced the commercial release of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1.
This guide will walk you through changing property names and values for the Select-Object cmdlet.
If employees have unique identifiers, getting a tool up and running to sink with AD is a cinch.
Recursive functions are designed perfectly to manage what could be a hierarchical mess in Active Directory.
Here's a breakdown of what it can do and how you can use it in conjunction with other custom functions.
Microsoft's Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 module is now generally available, the company announced on Monday.
While Pester doesn't generate it's own reports, it does provide data that can be easily formatted.
The tool simplifies and keeps you organized when testing.
Continuing the look into parameters, this part will focus specifically on parameter sets and the different ways to validate them.
Central to your command is a parameter -- a weak parameter will end with a weak script.
While not everyone will code the same, here are some of my go-to tips for creating functions.
Extend virtual environments with these helpful cmdlets.
With multiple ways to accomplish the task, here's how to know the right route to take based on the situation.
Choosing the correct input for your functions will save time and energy in the long run.
Microsoft's addition of classes and enhanced security features have helped to add to what is the best version of PowerShell.
The latest version of PowerShell allows the resources to be built without crating schema MOF files.
Here are some of the best new cmdlets that you might be missing out on.
The ability to create and extend menus has been a huge quality of life improvement in the latest PowerShell version.
Keeping close tabs on your script will help to identify potential future errors.
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