ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 19-April-2019

Topics include DSC, Pester, validation attributes, and Azure AD.

Special thanks to Robin Dadswell and Mark Roloff.

Defensive PowerShell

by Christopher Kuech on April 13th

Did you know that you can use validation attributes outside of a param block? Mind. Blown.

Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Get Started

by Nedim Mehic on April 16th

If you're still looking to get your feet wet with DSC, this is one of the more detailed intros we've run across and is well worth your time.

Get Users from Azure AD with a large number of Registered Devices

by Ben Whitmore on April 16th

A quick and easy way to report on the number of registered devices for multiple users, rather than one at a time.

Tweet of the Week

Here's a fun graphical cheatsheet for various PowerShell concepts.

Youtube: SoCal PowerShell: Kevin Marquette Unplugged

Kevin Marquette talks some shop before jumping into debugging with VSCode.

Youtube: Pester: Why You Should -Be Using Pester with Jonathan Moss

From the Raleigh Triangle User Group, Jonathon Moss will sell you on using Pester.

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.