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DSC Planning Update – June 2019

It has been almost a year since the last DSC Planning update. There has been a lot going on, many decisions being made, and it just didn’t make sense to post earlier in this calendar year. In this post we ... continue reading
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. The full documentation for this service is available at the following short url. https://aka.ms/gcpol ... continue reading

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Client

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration client and how configuration content is consumed. The full documentation for this service is available ... continue reading

Using PowerShellGet with Azure Artifacts

We have improved the experience with PowerShell Get and private nuget feeds by focusing on pain points using an Azure Artifacts feed. We addressed pain points by enabling/documenting the following features: Non-PAT authentication for package management Credential persistence in Register-PSRepository ... continue reading

PowerShell 7 Road Map

Last month we announced that PowerShell 7 will be the next release of PowerShell. Here I will provide more details of areas we’ll be investing in for the PowerShell 7 release. When will I get it?! Today, we’re releasing our ... continue reading

Get-ScriptDirectory to the Rescue

The other day I was writing a script and decided that I wanted to break it into a couple of files and have the main script dot-source a library script in the same directory. Here is the problem that I ... continue reading

Public Preview of PowerShell in Azure Functions 2.x

Over the last six months, we’ve been hard at work integrating PowerShell Core with Azure Functions 2.x. Today, I’m happy to announce that we’re releasing public preview of PowerShell support for Azure Functions 2.x for Windows (Consumption, Premium, and App ... continue reading
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Using PSScriptAnalyzer to check PowerShell version compatibility

PSScriptAnalyzer version 1.18 was released recently, and ships with powerful new rules that can check PowerShell scripts for incompatibilities with other PowerShell versions and environments. In this blog post, the first in a series, we’ll see how to use these ... continue reading

LiveFyre commenting will no longer be available on the PowerShell Gallery

Commenting on the PowerShell Gallery is provided by LiveFyre–a third-party comment system. LiveFyre is no longer supported by Adobe and therefore we are unable to service issues as they arise. We have gotten reports of authentication failing for Twitter and ... continue reading
PowerShellExample

The PowerShell Extension is now in the Azure Data Studio Marketplace

We are excited to announce the PowerShell Extension is available in the Azure Data Studio (ADS) marketplace! Now you can write PowerShell scripts with the full benefits of PowerShell Editor Services using the excellent IDE-like interface that Azure Data Studio ... continue reading