ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 15-March-2019

Topics include goodies for your prompt, more xplatform support for the SqlServer module, and more.

Content pulled together by Robin Dadswell and Mark Roloff

Invoke-Sqlcmd is Now Available Supporting Cross-Platform

by Steve Lee on March 11th

DBAs rejoice! Invoke-SqlCmd is now xplat with the latest PS Core build. Make sure you check out Steve's post for the details.

PowerShell Core – Updating Your SQL Server Linux Docker Containers Images

by Max Trinidad on March 10th

Speaking of xplat support for that cmdlet... Max demonstrates how to update your Linux Docker image to include the necessary tools for using Invoke-SqlCmd.

Programmatically Triggering a Group Licenses Refresh for AzureAD

by Jos Lieben on March 11th

As nice and the Az module and Graph API are, some things still aren't accessible through those. Jos shows us how to automate with Azure's "hidden" API.

Bitlocker Active Directory Recovery Password Backup Compliance

by Mick Pletcher on March 8th

For SCCM admins, here's a handy way to use PS with a Compliance Policy to make sure your BitLocker keys are properly backed up.

The Happy PowerShell Prompt

by Aaron Powell on March 12th

Who couldn't use a little more positivity in their shell? Using ConEmu, Aaron shows how to inject a little happiness into your prompt.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Popular Weekly Post

May be old news to some but /u/NotNotWrongUsually came across how colorful we can get in the shell now. Time to add a little extra pizazz to my prompt!

Youtube: ANZPSUG March 2019

Friedrich Weinmann joins the Australia and New Zealand PSUG to discuss PSFramework.

About Mark Roloff

Mark Roloff is a delivery engineer at Corus360 in Denver, CO, working with Azure, PowerShell, and whatever else falls in his lap. He enjoys a good craft brew, sci-fi, and solving interesting problems.