ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 10-May-2019

Topics include PowerShell Summit, finding account lockouts, certs, and learning PS via Pester.

Content curated by Robin Dadswell, Prasoon Karunan, and Mark Roloff.

Takeaways from the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit 2019

by Matt Bobke on May 2nd

If you couldn't make it to Summit, fret not! While waiting for videos you can read about it from attendees, like Matt, whom participated in the OnRamp track.

Execute a script block accepting pipeline input and show your progress

by Yves Rosius on May 5th

Show-Progress is essentially a clever little wrapper around Write-Progress but it works in the pipeline. Handy for those long-running one-liners.

Tracking down bad password attempts with PowerShell

by Anthony Howell on May 9th

Keeping an eye on account lockouts can give you a heads up in case of malicious shenanigans or just incoming help desk calls. Anthony walks us through writing a function that can quickly pull that information together.

Powershell Generate Self-signed certificate with Self-Signed Root CA Signer

by Kunal Udapi on May 5th

If self-signed certs are on your agenda, Kunal has your quick and dirty intro to making and installing them.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Popular Weekly Post

Curious about complementary languages or knowledge-areas once you're comfortable with PowerShell? Stop in this thread for a few ideas.

Youtube: Learn PowerShell concepts using Pester! with Joel Sallow

Learning PowerShell almost goes hand-in-hand with Pester these days. Since you need to learn both, why not all at once?

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.