ICYMI: PowerShell Week of 14-February-2020

Topics include Windows Terminal, Pesterv5, Monitoring and More.

Special thanks to Robin, Kevin, Prasoon and Kiran

The real purpose of the Finally statement in PowerShell

by Luc Fullenwarth on 10th February

You’ve heard of try/catch but there is another part to it, try/catch/finally. A lot of people struggle with the purpose of ‘finally’ but Luc tries to help out in this post.

PowerShell Remoting Profiles with Windows Terminal

by @JeffHicks on 10th February

Configuring the Windows Terminal as a PowerShell console and creating profiles for remote sessions.

Monitoring with PowerShell: Monitoring psexec execution

by @KelvinTegelaar on 10th February

A nice way to monitor psexec execution using certificate thumbprint

How to Apply DSC Configurations to VMs in Azure ARM Templates

by Adam Bertram on 12th February

If you’re deploying Azure Windows virtual machines (VMs) via ARM templates and need to configure Windows, this article is for you. In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to use the Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension for ARM templates to seamlessly deploy and configure an Azure VM Scale Set with a single template.

Monitoring the Network Load with Powershell

by Paolo Frigo on 13th February

Paolo shares a script he created for monitoring Network usage using PowerShell

Reddit /r/PowerShell – Most Popular Weekly Post

User akaBrotherNature shared some great RegEx that helped him clean up data by removing trailing spaces, multiple spaces and more.

Tweet of the Week

Announcement of Pester v5 beta release.

YouTube: Register for Filesystem Events with PowerShell

In this video, you’ll learn about the Docker, PowerShell, and Remote-Containers extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio Code. Once we review the essentials of these useful extensions, we’ll use them to explore the process of registering for filesystem events using native PowerShell code.