Topics include pie charts, flattening your modules, selecting unique items, the WindowsCompatibility module goes GA, and more…
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by Graham Beer on November 9th
Piping information to CSVs and turning it into pretty tables or charts with Excel seems like a staple of admin work sometimes. Lucky for us, Graham has worked out a function for quickly creating pie charts from PowerShell data. Display them right away for a quick visualization or save them to file for use later, and if you dig into the function a little you might find a way to generate even more chart types.
by Axel Anderson on November 11th
Blueprint is an interesting new tool in the world of Azure; it pretty much works to orchestrate policies, roles, ARM templates, and resource groups across multiple subscriptions. Axel’s blog post gives a brief introduction to this service before jumping into a module that he wrote for applying a little automation around it.
by Steve Goodman on November 12th
Teams is soon replacing Skype for Business and it’s PowerShell module is slowly coming into its own. A recent update added in a little extra functionality and Steve decided to explore that by showing us a handy script to assist with auditing Teams in a tenant.
by Przemyslaw Klys on November 16th
Flattening your modules into a single file before deploying to the PowerShell Gallery seems to be trending a bit. Przemyslaw tested the idea on one of his modules that previously took 12 seconds to load. Now? Less than 1 second. To call that impressive would be putting it mildly.
by Steve Lee on November 15th
After a lot of hard work, the WindowsCompatibility module is now GA! This bad boy (slaps module) will let PS Core access Windows PS modules via implicit remoting. If a lack of native support for your favorite modules in Core has been holding you back, give this a shot.
Help with CSVs is a pretty common request, so this seems fitting. Want to know how to compare values from two columns? Look no further for a simple solution, plus some other tidbits on working with CSVs.
Prateek Singh has put out a nice and short video to demonstrate 5 ways that you can select unique items in PowerShell. All of us learned at least one new technique from this, so hopefully you do too.