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Run PowerShell code in Puppet

Summary: Hi everyone, Dan Franciscus here. I’m a systems engineer and freelance technical writer based out of New Jersey. My expertise is in Windows Server, PowerShell, VMware, and Puppet. Puppet is an infrastructure platform that helps automate your environment. While ... continue reading
PowerTip: Get all your local certificates by using PowerShell

PowerTip: Get all your local certificates by using PowerShell

How can I use Windows PowerShell to enumerate all certificates on my Windows computer? If you have Windows 7 or later, you can user the Get-ChildItem cmdlet to enumerate all certificates on a local system. For example: ... continue reading
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Get certificate info into a CSV by using PowerShell

Summary: Certificate management is always challenging. Let’s explore how to use PowerShell to export local certificate information to a comma-separated values (CSV) file on Windows 7 (or later) computers. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get all my certificate ... continue reading
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Introducing the DscLcm utility for PowerShell

Summary: Desired State Configuration is a great deployment tool to meet your organization’s infrastructure-as-code goals. I recently came across a situation for a project that uses the Push Service (as opposed to the Pull Service). It required me to be ... continue reading
PowerTip: Build simple HTML with PowerShell

PowerTip: Build simple HTML with PowerShell

Summary: Here’s how to use the ConvertTo-HTML cmdlet to build basic HTML content. Hey, Scripting Guy! Occasionally I need to build basic HTML documents. I heard there was a way to do that with Windows PowerShell. There most certainly is! ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 2)

Summary: You can use Windows PowerShell to authenticate to the Text-to-Speech REST API. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading up on the REST API for the Text-to-Speech component of Cognitive Services. I'm just starting to learn how to use ... continue reading
PowerTip: Create new authentication keys for AzureRM Cognitive Services

PowerTip: Create new authentication keys for AzureRM Cognitive Services

Summary: Change the keys to authenticate to Azure RM Cognitive Services, by using Windows PowerShell. Hey, Scripting Guy! I created the keys for my Rest API. I know I can change them in the web portal, but is there a ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Azure Text-to-Speech Rest API (Part 1)

Summary: You can use Windows PowerShell to authenticate to the Microsoft Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech component through the Rest API. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I heard about the cool Microsoft Cognitive Services, and had heard they have a REST API. Does ... continue reading
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to read an RSS feed

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to read an RSS feed

Summary: “Hey, Scripting Guy!” shows you how to use Invoke-RestMethod to read a list of entries from an RSS feed. How can I use Windows PowerShell to see the list of articles from an RSS feed? Just use the Invoke-RestMethod ... continue reading

PowerShell and the REST API for the IT pro

Summary: This post provides a quick introduction to what the REST API is, and how it applies to Windows PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I can see there is this cool cmdlet called Invoke-RestMethod. I've been told REST API's are ... continue reading