Automation/Scripting


How To Use PowerShell Splatting

Despite its weird name, splatting can be a really handy technique if you create a lot of PowerShell scripts.

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How To Use PowerShell's Out Verb

Your screen doesn't have to be PowerShell's only output device. As Brien shows, the Out verb lets you redirect PowerShell's output in a variety of useful ways.

How To Sort Objects in PowerShell

PowerShell sometimes displays far more information than you can comfortably digest. Thankfully, there are ways to display only the information that really matters.

Working with Hyper-V Virtual Disks in PowerShell

A common way to attach a virtual hard disk to a virtual machine is via the Hyper-V Manager. But, as Brien shows, you can use PowerShell instead.

How To Fix Hyper-V Clock Skew Issues

A few minutes of clock skew might seem like a non-issue, but don't be fooled. There are multiple scenarios where having differing clocks could wreak minor havoc. Here's how to address the problem.

Microsoft Improves Windows PowerShell Compatibility with New PowerShell Core 6 Module

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of the Windows Compatibility Module 1.0.0 for PowerShell Core 6.

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Installing the Hyper-V Module for PowerShell

If you're getting error messages while trying to manage a remote Hyper-V host from a Windows 10 desktop, here's one possible reason -- and a solution.

Managing Hyper-V VMs with PowerShell Direct

Here's how to use PowerShell to manage Hyper-V virtual machines without having to jump through the usual hoops.

Using PowerShell To Get Detailed Role Information

PowerShell makes it possible to gain a detailed understanding of what roles do, and of the relationship between roles and features.

Using PowerShell To View Windows Server Roles and Features

Here are some PowerShell tricks for finding out which roles and features are installed on Windows Server.

How To Validate Input in PowerShell Functions, Part 2

As Brien demonstrates, string validation is not the only type of input validation that PowerShell can perform.

How To Validate Input in PowerShell Functions, Part 1

If your automated script takes action based on a value, it's critical to make sure the value is correct. Good thing PowerShell has ways to validate the values that are passed to a function.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.1

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its open source PowerShell Core 6.1 product is now available.

Don Jones on Everything You're Doing Wrong in PowerShell

Thinking scripts instead of functions is just one of the many ways you're missing out on the true power of PowerShell.

SharePoint Online Getting Hub Site and Site Script Capabilities

Microsoft is planning to deliver SharePoint Online improvements next month in preview form, including support for more Hub Sites, plus automatic site provisioning through scripting.

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