Tools

Pitfalls of the Pipeline

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Tutorials

Pipelining is an important concept in PowerShell. Though the idea did not originate with PowerShell (you can find it used decades earlier in Unix, for example), PowerShell does provide the …...

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Create Custom Monitors with PowerShell

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools

Sometimes, as a developer, you want to be be able to keep track of free space on a drive, the size of a log, the load on your CPU, the …...

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A date with PowerShell

PowerShell for Admins, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Tutorials

At the beginning of July, we welcomed our 3rd son into the world. As days past my wife and I would say, “wow, he’s 11 days old. Can you believe …...

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5 Tips for Writing DSC Resources in PowerShell 5

DevOps, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools

PowerShell 5 brought class based DSC Resources, which majorly simplifies the process of writing custom DSC resources. During my time working on some custom resources, I developed some tips a long the …...

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Practical PowerShell Unit-Testing

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Tutorials

By the time you are using PowerShell to automate an increasing amount of your system administration, database maintenance, or application-lifecycle work, you will likely come to the realization that PowerShell …...

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Making Awesome Dashboards from Windows Performance Counters

DevOps, Tools, Tutorials

Having an understanding of your systems performance is a crucial part of running IT infrastructure. If a user comes to us and says “why is my application running slowly?”, where do we …...

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Documenting your PowerShell API–solved!

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Tutorials

Long has it been known how to easily document your PowerShell source code simply by embedding properly formatted documentation comments right along side your code, making maintenance relatively painless…  ...

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The Unicode PowerShell module

PowerShell for Developers, Tools

After authoring last month scripting games puzzle, which involved some scripting around the Unicode standard, I decided to have some fun and write a PowerShell module which interacts directly with …...

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Convert VBA Macros To PowerShell for Microsoft Office Automation

PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Training, Tutorials

There is a lot of documentation out there for interacting with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, etc with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). A lot of time you may …...

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Connect to all Office 365 Services with PowerShell

DevOps, PowerShell for Admins, PowerShell for Developers, Tips and Tricks, Tools, Tutorials

If you are not on Office 365 or have a tenant set up with Microsoft yet, now is the time to reserve your tenant name! With utilizing Office 365, a …...

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