Automation/Scripting


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.

Microsoft Teams Gets Activity Dashboards and PowerShell Support

Microsoft's latest Teams development efforts have delivered some management perks for IT pros, plus end user improvements.

Getting Started With Hyper-V Groups

With the help of PowerShell, Hyper-V management is simplified when actions can be performed in bulk.

Microsoft Brings Back the GUI with 'Project Honolulu' for Windows Server Management

Microsoft offered a bit of surprise by signaling that it's solidly behind producing graphical user interface tools for managing Windows Server.

Creating Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager Templates

Microsoft's premade templates allows for the deployment of SQL databases without having to use complex PowerShell commands.

New 'Desired State Configuration Core' To Replace Existing PowerShell Solutions

The Microsoft PowerShell team is planning to reshape its Desired State Configuration solutions, replacing them with a single cross-platform tool that supports both Windows and Linux.

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