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A few weeks ago I was teaching a PowerShell fundamentals course. Towards the end of the week we start creating simple scripts and functions. One night after class I was thinking about giving them another example and I was working on a project using git. At some point I was looking at my git configuration […]
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I haven’t written a Friday Fun post in quite a while. Often these posts don’t have much practical value but hopefully illustrate a concept or technique. Although what I have today is something you could use immediately. I have a version of a PowerShell prompt function that will color code your location based on the […]
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A few years ago I purchased a ThinkPad P50 when they first hit the market. Because I typically need a lot of horsepower for teaching classes and conference presentations, I was thrilled to get a system with 64GB or memory and a Xeon processor. Yes, I had to trade some weight for that much horsepower […]
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The other day I was prepping for my sessions at the upcoming PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit. As I usually do, when I am building demos that will connect to remote machines I often use the local computer as a placeholder. This should always work right? so imagine my surprise when this command gave me […]
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Last year I made a conscious decision to jump into VS Code as my primary PowerShell development tool. I had spent years tweaking and customizing the PowerShell ISE so I was a little concerned about the transition.  But I knew the only way I’d master VS Code (and I still have a long way to […]
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As PowerShell Core begins to spread into our world, and as we start thinking about working and scripting cross-platform, it will be useful to know what type of platform you are running on. The built in $PSVersionTable is an obvious place to start. On PowerShell Core there are also some new built-in variables you can […]
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I’ve published a new version of the myTasks module to the PowerShell Gallery and its GitHub repository. The big change is that the current version has a feature to send you a daily email with tasks that are due in the next three days. I’ve added a command called Enable-EmailReminder that will create a scheduled […]
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The other day my good friend Greg Shields asked for a little assistance with a PowerShell problem. He was trying to use PowerShell to set the primary DNS suffix for a computer. This  is different than the DNS suffix you can set on a network adapter configuration. Instead, he was looking at the dialog box […]
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I’ve been experimenting more with my PSTypeExtensionTools module, finding more objects to enhance.  You can check out the project on Github and install the module from the PowerShell Gallery. My current fun has been with the DateTime object – specifically converting a value into another culture.  Apparently those of us in North America don’t know […]
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Last week I published a few of the recent PowerShell modules I’ve been working on to the PowerShell Gallery. These projects had been in a beta phase while I worked out some last minute features. I was also waiting to see if there were any issues reported by you that I might need to address. […]
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