ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 31-January-2020

Topics include Azure service updates, Publishing to the PowerShell Gallery, Office 365, Clusters and more.

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

Retrieve Azure Service Updates and Publish as News Letter

by Chen V on 26th January

It was a simple ask “How do we know Azure Service Updates?” The answer is to use the link (Azure Service Updates)! But, in this blog post I will show how to retrieve the feed information programmatically, store in Azure Table Storage and send weekly newsletter to business users

by Jeff Brown on 26th January

If you’ve written a module or script that you feel others could benefit using, definitely check out publishing it to the broader community. In fact, that’s what this post is about.

Office 365: Add User Accounts and Mailboxes with PowerShell

by Patrick Gruenauer on 28th January

More and more companies are moving to the cloud. Subscribing cloud services means less hardware maintenance, more comfort, and an “always-on” feeling. As an administrator, you have to get familiar with the administration of cloud services, especially with the basics like creating user accounts and user mailboxes. In this article I will carry out adding user accounts along with adding user mailboxes with Powershell.

Downloading PowerShell Language Reference (or any file)

by Prateik Singh on 29th January

Invoke-WebRequest can easily download files for you. The code below downloads the PowerShell Language Reference published by PowerShell Magazine, and opens it with the associated program.

Parsing Failover Cluster Validation Report in PowerShell

by Ravikanth C on 30th January

Test-Cluster can create an HTML report but it isn’t very useable. Ravikanth’s blog post goes into detail about converting the Test-Cluster output into something more usable for automation.

Reddit /r/PowerShell – Most Popular Weekly Post

User Weebsnore shares a Sim city style loading screen for the PowerShell console.

Tweet of the Week

#PowerShell Core 6.2.4 is out!

Youtube: PSS: Code, Commit, Deploy. Starting your 3 step journey to using Pipelines with Stephen Valdinger

PowerShell Saturday is a training event for all things PowerShell. The event was held in Raleigh, North Carolina and hosted by Research Triangle PowerShell User Group. Stephen Valdinger goes through the process of using an Azure Dev Ops Pipeline. This process is useful in developing, maintaining, and deploying code.