ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 17-July-2019

Topics include PowerShell 7, Ubiquiti APIs, Chocolatey, and DSC.

Special thanks to Robin Dadswell, Prasoon Karunan V, and Mark Roloff.

Accessing your Ubiquiti Unifi network configuration with PowerShell

by Darren Robinson on July 15th

Ubiquiti is a popular choice for budget-conscious techies and Darren demonstrates how you can start pulling useful information out of your network with their REST API.

PowerShell Scripting Techniques and Gems – Part 1

by Martijn van Geffen on July 16th

Are you familiar with the Where method? It's a feature of collections that not many people are aware of, and Martijn does a nice dive into its usage and performance.

Introducing the Chocolatey Remote Management PowerShell GUI

by Dan Franciscus on July 16th

Dan shows a handy GUI tool that his helpdesk can use for assistance in remote Chocolatey management. Code available on GitHub.

How to create archive with PowerShell?

by Robert Senktas on July 15th

Robert explores the relative performance of Compress-Archive versus directly calling .NET.

Diagnosing Common Windows Problems With PowerShell Troubleshooting Packs

by Brien Posey on July 15th

It never hurts to have an extra tool in your bag of tricks, so if you're supporting Windows 10 you could give these troubleshooting packs a whirl with PowerShell.

Desired State Configuration (DSC) – Configuration Data

by Nedim Mehic on July 18th

In part 3 of this series, Nedim takes a deep dive into DSC configuration data, covering some less obvious details and pointing out pitfalls to avoid.

PowerShell 7 Preview 2

Preview 2 of PS v7 has been released. Get it. Play with it. Break it. Send feedback.

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.