ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 07-December-2018

Topics include watching Bitcoin plummet in the shell, getting maintenance plan info out of SQL, setting up automated access to AWS, and more...

Content curated by Brett Bunker, Robin Dadswell, and Mark Roloff

Friday Fun With Timely PowerShell Prompts

by Jeff Hicks on Novermber 30th

Like furnishing a home, decorating your work desk, or building a wardrobe, customizing your shell experience is as much a matter of utility as it is aesthetics. Jeff brings has a nice introduction to changing the default prompt, which will help you open the doors to all manner of fun.

Visualizing Historical data of Top CryptoCurrency with PowerShell

by Prateek Singh on December 3rd

Even if you don't dabble in cryptocurrencies, you could easily adapt Prateek's new blog to other uses. He demonstrates how his Graphical module can easily take data points to create colorful graphs in your console.

Getting Details from a Maintenance Plan using PowerShell

by Shane O'Neill on December 4th

Clicking through a GUI is so last decade. Shane combines his knowledge of SQL with PowerShell to create a function for retreiving maintenance plan details from the comfort of his shell.

PowerShell Module to Read Directory Contents and Store in a SQL Server Table

by Nisarg Upadhyay on December 4th

Nisarg shows us how easy it is to insert data into SQL using PowerShell, but the icing on the cake for us was calling his script from T-SQL to accomplish this. The more you know!

Working with AWS credentials using PowerShell

by Graham Beer on December 4th

For automated access to AWS from PowerShell, there's some hoops that you'll need to jump through. Graham has an easy to follow write-up to help get you going.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Most Popular Weekly Post

Time for some good ole fashioned script sharing. u/jcholder has leveraged PDQ Deploy & Inventory with PowerShell to handle all Windows updates in a single push.

Tweet of the Week

This was an interesting thread that touches on the long road that seemingly small projects can take to becoming officially adopted by a community. Jakub Jares shares some of Pester's history and how it is currently maintained.

Youtube: SoCal PowerShell: Pester in Action

Fresh from the SoCal PowerShell UserGroup, Kevin Marquette gives an hour and a half long dive into a myriad of use-cases for Pester.

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