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PowerShell Basics: Meet About - The Owner’s Manual for PowerShell

PowerShell Basics: Meet About – The Owner’s Manual for PowerShell

When I began to learn PowerShell, I asked a few experts in the field how they learned to use it with very few books or online references available at the time they began using it. Every one of them pointed ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Want to Use Exchange Online in Azure Cloud PowerShell?

Since rollout in Exchange 2007, PowerShell and Exchange have been partners in helping administrators everywhere manage their environments. Whether on-premises or in the cloud, PowerShell is a powerful tool for working with Exchange. Now the cmdlets for managing Exchange Online ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Are you using Get-ComputerInfo?

Get-ComputerInfo For years, administrators have used commands like Get-WMIObject or Get-CIMInstance, along with other built-in commands, to retrieve computer and system information. This often required multiple commands, and some crafty scripting to get all the information you needed. Well, PowerShell ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

If you use PowerShell on-premises, chances are good you use PSRemoting (or PowerShell Remoting). It allows you to manage systems using remoting tools like Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command. When you move to Azure, you have similar tooling available when you enable ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Finding the right VM size with Get-AzVMSize

PowerShell Basics: Finding the right VM size with Get-AzVMSize

Finding the right virtual machine for your needs can be difficult especially with all of the options available. New options seem to come around often so you may need to regularly check the VMs available within your Azure region. Sure, ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Don't Fear Hitting Enter with -WhatIf

PowerShell Basics: Don’t Fear Hitting Enter with -WhatIf

Chances are you've run into this situation. You've built a script, or a one-liner, to perform a specific task, but you don't have a way to thoroughly test it without hitting Enter. That moment before hitting enter can be difficult ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

PowerShell Basics: Finding Your Way in the PowerShell Console

For me, one of the most important features of PowerShell is the ability to find all the answers you need in the shell. From the early days, PowerShell has included commands for finding cmdlets and functions within the shell including ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Getting More Information with Get-Member

PowerShell Basics: Getting More Information with Get-Member

PowerShell is an effective command line interface to retrieve information about computer systems and services. Type in a command like get-service, and you receive a listing of all the services on a Windows system and their status. [crayon-5d858e029b8c6747761628/] While helpful, ... continue reading
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PowerShell Basics: Getting the right Azure Subscription in Azure Cloud Shell

If you have multiple Microsoft Azure subscriptions, it can be challenging to keep track of them all. So PowerShell to the rescue! With the use of Azure PowerShell commands installed Azure Cloud Shell, I’ll show you how to view your ... continue reading

MS Ignite Tips: PowerShell Power-up

Determining a schedule of sessions for conferences can be a daunting task given the hundreds of options available. Have no fear, here's all the information you need to upskill on PowerShell and Automation at Microsoft Ignite. I'll cover must-see sessions ... continue reading