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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to play WAV files

Summary: Make use of the native features of Windows through PowerShell to play sound. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve got some WAV files I would love to play without launching an application. Is there a way in Windows PowerShell to do ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 4)

Summary: Send and receive content to the Text-to-Speech API with PowerShell. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was playing with the Text-to-Speech API. I have it almost figured out, but I’m stumbling over the final steps of formatting the SSML markup ... continue reading

PowerShell Script Analyzer 1.17.1 Released!

Summary: A new version of PSScriptAnalyzer is now available with many new features, rules, fixes and improvements. You might remember me from my previous cross-platform remoting blog post, but just to introduce myself: I am Christoph Bergmeister, a full stack ... continue reading
PowerTip: Ensure that errors in PowerShell are caught

PowerTip: Ensure that errors in PowerShell are caught

Summary: Here’s how to make sure your errors get caught with Try Catch Finally. Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve been trying to use the Try Catch Finally, but some of my errors aren’t getting caught. What could be the cause? For ... continue reading
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Windows PowerShell and the Text-to-Speech REST API (Part 3)

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to access the Cognitive Services Text-to-Speech API. Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! I was reading up on how we could use PowerShell to communicate with Azure to gain an access token. I’ve been just itching to see ... continue reading

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

Windows Pull Server Planning Update – April 2018

In the next Current Branch release of Windows Server a new feature will be released to provide support for SQL Server as the database platform to support Windows Pull Server for DSC. This capability will open new scenarios: High availability ... continue reading
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