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I was just at the PowerShell and DevOps Summit last week. It was great to meet so many of the people that I have worked with online. I also walked way with several ideas that I wanted to work on. One idea came to me while sitting in Kirk Munro’s...
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If you have a few minutes, I would like you to check out The PowerShell News Podcast. The Podcast is hosted by two Microsoft MVPs, Mick Pletcher and Harjit Dhaliwal. They have several episodes posted that cover a good range of PowerShell topics. I met with Mick in person on...
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I touched base on the idea of Using a NuGet server for a PSRepository a few days ago. This is the ideal way to distribute modules to other systems. This can include community modules. Today, I am going to cover the process that I use to republish modules from the...
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In my post talking about Your first internal PSScript repository, I used a network share to show how easy it is to get started. I am going to take that idea to the next step and publish a module to a NuGet server. This is how we manage our modules...
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As your library of scripts and automation grows, everything you do will start to depend on your common datasets. Datasets like your user information or server details. Just think about how many scripts and tools you already have that either get a list of servers or you provide it a...
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I just released another major update to PSGraph. This release includes new keywords and helps unlock more features of Graphviz. These features will make it easier to build entity and data model diagrams. Index Index Release notes Record -ScriptBlock Row -Name Entity -Name -Property Show-PSGraph Pulling it together Closing remarks...
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There are reports of a Windows Defender update flagging common PowerShell tools and modules as infected with Peasecto.A. We don’t have a lot of information right now other than indications that PackageManagement, PowerShellGet, MSOnline, PSScriptAnalyzer and VSCode are impacted. These are all false positives at this point. Not a lot...
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I just saw the PowerShell team post an update on the future of Desired State Configuration (DSC). This is the first real update after the release of PowerShell Core 6.0. Without DSC support in PowerShell Core, there have been a lot of questions in the community. I want to take...
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Like many other languages, PowerShell has commands for controlling the flow of execution within your scripts. One of those statement is the switch statement and in PowerShell, it offers features that are not found in other languages. Today we will take a deep dive into working with the PowerShell switch....
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Over on /r/PowerShell, we share with each other things that we have done with PowerShell every month and reflect on that at the end of the year. As I look back on my year in PowerShell, I see that I have accomplished quite a bit. Not only have I done...
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