ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 16-January-2020

Topics include Azure Monitor Logs, Office 365 Mailbox sizes, Brackets and more.

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

Creating Linked HTML with PowerShell

by Jeff Hicks on 13th January

Take a dive into solving the niche problem of hyperlinks in HTML reports.


by Kiran Patnayakuni on 13th January

A small tip about aliases.

PowerShell: Unterstanding Parentheses, Braces and Square Brackets

by Patrick Gruenauer on 14th January

The goal for this blog post is to demystify the usage of PowerShell brackets for scripters and PowerShell enthusiasts. You can find braces everywhere, in scripts, in the PowerShell help and in simple one-liners. And there are three types. Let’s dive in.

How to Monitor for Large Office 365 Mailbox Size with PowerShell

by June Castillote on 15th January

Learn how to monitor Office 365 mailbox sizes with PowerShell in this informative, how-to article.

Sending and Querying Custom Log Data to Azure Monitor Logs

by Darren Robinson on 17th January

Learn how to not only send but query data from Azure Monitor Logs using PowerShell.

Reddit /r/PowerShell - Most Popular Weekly Post

I’m a big advocate of automation. But my co-sysadmin often tell me to slow down and not make it do all for them because they wish to learn the hard way with point and click and typing all the cmdlets one by one so that when the scripts fails they are not completely lost... See some thoughts around this.

Tweet of the Week

PowerShell 7 RC2 is out! One month till GA.

Youtube: Event-based automation across hybrid environments using PowerShell in Azure Functions | THR2160

An Ignite session discussing the just released support for PowerShell in Azure Functions and how this can be used to deliver event-based automation.

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