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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

DSC Resource Kit Release February 2018

We just released the DSC Resource Kit! This release includes updates to 12 DSC resource modules. In these past 7 weeks, 83 pull requests have been merged and 70 issues have been closed, all thanks to our amazing community! The ... continue reading

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – January 2018

In September 2017 we communicated some of our plans for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Over the past few months, we have been executing on these plans and collecting feedback from customers and partners. The intent of this blog is ... continue reading
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