ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 29-March-2019

PowerShell for Admins

Topics include an update to PSScriptAnalyzer, Pester, and customizing SharePoint menus.

Content curated by Robin Dadswell and Mark Roloff.

PowerShell ScriptAnalyzer Version 1.18.0 Released

by Jim Truher on March 22nd

A new ScriptAnalyzer is out. Faster, better DSC support, and better handling of multi-line pipelines. Pick it up from the PSGallery!


by Danny Meister on March 26th

Ever have a need to print some progress or the current object to the console in the middle of your pipeline? Well, now there’s a function for that.

Programmatically change the New Menu in SharePoint Online using PowerShell

by Paul Matthews on March 24th

Customizing document library menus in SharePoint gets a fun facelift with Paul’s scripted method.

F7 is the greatest PowerShell hotkey that no one uses any more. We must fix this

by Scott Hanselman on March 26th

Scott discusses the absence of this little gem of a feature and a small workaround for using it. There’re some nice tips in the comments too.

Enforcing Code Style using Pester

by Chris Gardner on March 26th

If validating code style is something you need, Chris has an interesting approach to it via unit tests.

General Availability of PowerShell Core 6.2

by Steve Lee on March 28th

Has it really been 6 months already? A large number of changes have been packed into this release, so check out the changelog for a little lite reading.

Youtube: Pester with Kevin Marquette – March 28, 2019

From the Austin PSUG, Kevin leads a demonstration on using Pester to unit test your scripts.

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