Automation/Scripting


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.

Retrieving Detailed Information About Hyper-V VMs

There is actually quite a bit of VM info that is hidden from view, but that can be exposed through the Get-VM cmdlet if you know how. Brien walks you through the steps.

PowerShell Core 6.1 Arriving This Month but Compatibility Will Lag

PowerShell Core 6.1 is expected to hit "general availability" at the end of this month, but compatibility with some Windows PowerShell modules will lag.

How To Get More Help with PowerShell Cmdlets

PowerShell has a reputation for being complicated, and for good reason. Luckily, there is a lot of help available -- if you know where to look for it.

How To Play Sounds with PowerShell

Instead of twiddling your thumbs as you wait for a long-running script to complete, you can have PowerShell play a sound to alert you when it's done.

How To Navigate the File System in Windows 10's Bash Shell

Bash is fairly easy to install, but using it is another matter. Here are some commands to help IT pros dip their toes in Bash.

Understanding PowerShell's StrictMode

This command will help you to adhere to best practices when it comes to creating clear, concise code.

Incident Response: A Quick Way To Gather Lots of Files

Using PowerShell, finding infected files can take just a few minutes to complete.

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