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Windows Security change affecting PowerShell

The recent (1/8/2019) Windows security patch CVE-2019-0543, has introduced a breaking change for a PowerShell remoting scenario. It is a narrowly scoped scenario that should have low impact for most users. The breaking change only affects local loopback remoting, which ... continue reading

PowerShell Constrained Language mode and the Dot-Source Operator

PowerShell Constrained Language mode and the Dot-Source Operator PowerShell works with application control systems, such as AppLocker and Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC), by automatically running inConstrainedLanguage mode. ConstrainedLanguage mode restricts some exploitable aspects of PowerShell while still giving you ... continue reading
PowerTip: Use PowerShell to pick a random name from a list

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to pick a random name from a list

Summary: Using the Get-Random Cmdlet to select a random list of names instead of numbers Hey! Dr. Scripto! I’d like to pick a random name from a list to generate user names in my lab. Could you show me an ... continue reading
Using PowerShell to create a folder of Demo data

Using PowerShell to create a folder of Demo data

Summary: Creating sample files with random sizes and dates for use in a Lab Q: Hey, Dr. Scripto! From time to time I like to show “how things works” at User Group meetings and to colleagues. But I don’t always ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

2018 has been the most active year ever for the DSC community. The DSC team is taking on major new areas of work in Azure, and we have made significant progress in development of the new DSC platform. In this ... continue reading
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New Look and Features for PowerShell Gallery

The PowerShell Gallery and PowerShellGet have just been updated to provide new features, performance improvements, and a new modern design. NOTE: This post has important information for publishers in the “Accounts and publishing” section. PowerShell Gallery Home Page The PowerShell ... continue reading

PowerShell Module Function Export in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading

PowerShell Standard Library: Build single module that works across Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core

This is the first of a series of blog posts that will help you take advantage of a new NuGet package PowerShellStandard Library 5.1.0. This package allows developers to create modules that are portable between Windows PowerShell 5.1 and PowerShell ... continue reading
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