ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 11-October-2019

PowerShell for Admins

Topics include PowerShell GUIs, New PS 7 features and more

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

Making Sense of Parallel FOREACH-OBJECT in Powershell 7

by Jeffery Hicks on 7th October

Having this feature as part of the language is a welcome addition. But this isn’t magic and there are real-world consequences when you use it. The -Parallel parameter will spin up a collection of runspaces and run your scriptblock in each one. Running something in parallel does not mean in order.

Select an Azure Subscription Easily

by Alex Neihaus on 8th of October

You can use the power of the PowerShell pipeline with OGV to actually make it easy to select the active Azure subscription you want.

Ansible, Windows and PowerShell: the Basics – Part 3, Windows Roles and Features

by Jonathan Medd on 8th of October

Part 3 of a multipart post about using Ansible and PowerShell to prepare servers with Windows Roles and Features.

Simple PowerShell Chat

posted on Idera on 9th of October

Here’s a fun PowerShell script that you can use to create a simple multi-channel chat room. All you need is a network share where everyone has read and write permissions.

Deep Dive: PowerShell Loops and Iterations

by Akshi Srivastava on 10th of October

PowerShell supports many different types of loops Akshi does a great job of explaining them all.

Reddit /r/PowerShell – Most Popular Weekly Post

User Weebsnore shares a way to turn a csv file into a GUI for launching multiple powershell scripts.

Tweet of the Week

Stevelee demos a new feature of Select-String in PS 7 Preview 5, text highlighting.

Youtube: LetsPlay Powershell: PSKoans #14

If you’ve never used PSKoans before this video shows how it can be a fun way to learn PowerShell with Pester tests.


This episode was recorded at the PowerShell on the River event. It is a sitdown interview with David Littlejohn and James Petty. We discuss the speakers and topics at the event, while also talking about future PowerShell events across the country. We also discuss the OnRamp program and its value to both the industry and the students.

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