ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 13-December-2019

Topics include Functions, String, Certificate Management and more.

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

9 Tips for Writing Better PowerShell Functions

by Brandon Olin on 7th December

PowerShell has a lot of functionality tucked away into functions that sometimes are not known, ignored, or forgotten about entirely. Let's talk about some basic things we can add to functions that improve our scripts and ultimately make us better tool makers.

The (Happy) Fate of "The DSC Book"

by Don Jones on 10th December

An announcement about the fate of "The DSC Book".

Finally Making Sense of How Windows Manages Certificates

by Michael Soule on 11th December

Get up to speed on how Windows manages certificates both in the GUI and PowerShell in this deep dive article.

String Operations in PowerShell

by Kiran Patnayakuni on 12th December

A deep dive into all things strings in PowerShell.

Managing My PowerShell Backup Files

by Jeff Hicks on 12th December

I've been backing up files with PowerShell. Now I need a way to trim old backup files automatically. This is how I do it with Group-Object and regular expressions.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Most Popular Weekly Post

Announcement from Kemp about their module being available on the PowerShell Gallery.

Tweet of the Week

Universal Dashboard is on the adopters page for PowerShell.

Youtube: Core Concept: Regex for N00bs with Thomas Rayner

REGEX!!! It's often misunderstood and hated by many! But the truth is regex is super powerful and sometimes it's the best tool for the job!

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