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Keeping PowerShell Modules Up To Date

by Thomas Lee on Saturday July 14th, 2018
Learn a simple technique for checking which of your modules from the PowerShell Gallery have an update.

When TLS 1.2 Breaks Invoke-WebRequest

by Lawrence Hwang on July 15th, 2018
In Windows PowerShell, there's a limitation with Invoke-WebRequest and sites that only use TLS 1.2. This article covers a workaround for this problem. This issue is not present with Invoke-WebRequest in PowerShell Core.

Start-Job Like a Boss

by Marc Kellerman on July 16th, 2018
Load your user session functions and invoke them as jobs on remote systems using throttling and timeout controls.

Parse HTML and Pass to Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech

by Sean Kearney, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft on July 16th
Use Text-to-Speech in Azure to read a web page outloud in Windows 10.

PowerShell By Mistake

by Don Jones on July 18th, 2018
Don started a new book on Leanpub which helps you learn PowerShell by reviewing "broken code" and discovering the answers.

Forum Topics

PowerShell.org Challenge - Unanswered Post

Configuration Manager New CMProgram
Amir Atary needs guidance with usage on a ConfigMgr cmdlet. Please assist if you can help.

PowerShell.org - Most Popular Post

"Find Commands with Parameter Names"
The response by postanote contains a useful list of commands for newcomers.

Reddit - Most Popular Post

"CaptureIT: A PowerShell Module to generate GIFs of the actively selected window or your entire desktop screen by u/_Unas on July 16th, 2018
Create gifs of an active window or your desktop with one easy command.


Sliding Windows Audiocast - "Automation with Jeffrey Snover"

by Thorsten Butz on July 11th, 2018
Take 45 minutes and listen to this excellent podcast with Jeffrey Snover. Recorded during the PowerShell Conference Europe in April, Jeffrey provides insight to a number of thoughtful questions that cover a wide range of topics, including the history of PowerShell, how certain decisions came to be, some regrets, and the future of PowerShell.

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