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Slack and PowerShell

DevOps, PowerShell for Admins

Having a platform that enables ChatOps can be a game changer.  You can quickly see changes, alerts, build status, discussions, emergency chats, and more, all in a single, searchable interface.  If …...

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I'm Not A Developer

PowerShell for Admins

Are you intimidated by scripting? Does PowerShell seem too much like programming to you? You aren’t a developer, why should you learn this mumbo jumbo? It turns out, PowerShell is …...

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Finding Evil LDAP Queries

PowerShell for Admins

Have you ever wondered what LDAP queries were hitting your domain controllers? Even outside of fun investigations, it can be insightful to get a sampling of queries hitting your domain …...

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Writing and Publishing PowerShell Modules

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers

Earlier in August we mentioned that modularity and abstraction are quite helpful. PowerShell modules can help enable these concepts. You might ask “Modules… why can’t I just write a function?”...

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Abstraction and Configuration Data

PowerShell for Admins

Modularity and abstraction are a huge benefit in scripting and coding. Which of the following blocks of code are easier to understand? $SQLConnection = New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SQLConnection...

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Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and PSDeploy

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers

Are you starting to use version control at work? Are you being pestered by fellow PowerShell aficionados to start learning version control? Did you catch the PowerShell.org Crash Course in …...

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RabbitMQ and PowerShell

PowerShell for Admins

Have you ever needed to communicate between scripts, perhaps running on different servers and in different languages?  Did you use a non-standard “messaging” solution like the file system or a …...

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Decorating PowerShell Objects

PowerShell for Admins

Ever wonder how PowerShell seems to know how to format objects? When you run Get-ChildItem  or Get-WmiObject , you only see a few key properties, but a wealth of other …...

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Trust, but Verify

PowerShell for Admins

The PowerShell code you write can turn up in interesting places. Production services might rely on it. Your co-workers might take a peak and borrow ideas from it. You might …...

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Survey Results: Source Control for the IT Professional

PowerShell for Admins

First off – thank you to everyone who participated in the version control survey! We’ve had a fun few weeks – Somehow the PowerShell Summit, Build, and Ignite were scheduled …...

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