ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 20-September-2019

Topics include Active Directory, Azure Labs, Ansible, PowerShell 7 Preview 4 and more.

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

Most Useful PowerShell Cmdlets for Managing and Securing Active Directory

by Russell Smith on 16th September

Examples of some useful Active Directory PowerShell commands and how to use them.

Building Azure DevTest Labs with PowerShell

by Adam Bertram on 17th September

Learn how to use a freely available PowerShell module called PSAzDevTestLabs to build Azure DevTest Labs, add VMs to them and more.

Ansible, Windows and PowerShell: the Basics – Introduction

by Jonathan Medd on 18th September

A follow up to the a recent session at PowerShell Southampton on using both Ansible and PowerShell together.

PowerShell 7 Preview 4

by Steve Lee on 19th September

Announcement around PowerShell 7 Preview 4, touching on some of the changes.

Creating an Azure SQL Database backup via Powershell

by Stefano Demiliani on 20th September

Find yourself needing to backup Azure SQL databases and download that backup? Here's a neat way to automate the process!

Tweet of the Week

Richard Hicks puts his Windows 10 Always on VPN and Direct Access scripts on GitHub!

Youtube: Customize Your PowerShell Prompt with Nerd Fonts & ANSI Escape Sequences

You can spice up your PowerShell prompt by using a variety of techniques. In this video, we'll take a look at using ANSI escape sequences to colorize various components of your prompt, using Nerd Fonts to add glyphs (icons) to your prompt, and how you can write content anywhere on the terminal using coordinates.

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