Topics include watching Bitcoin plummet in the shell, getting maintenance plan info out of SQL, setting up automated access to AWS, and more…
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Fresh from the SoCal PowerShell UserGroup, Kevin Marquette gives an hour and a half long dive into a myriad of use-cases for Pester.