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Use Docker to automate testing of PowerShell Core scripts

Summary: Learn the basics about Docker, and see how to use it for PowerShell Core script testing on different operating systems. I'm Dan Ward, a Boston-based .NET software engineer who is just plum crazy about PowerShell and automation. Earlier this ... continue reading

DSC Future Direction Update

PowerShell Core and DSC PowerShell is open sourced and moving over to .Net Standard 2.0 for the reasons outlined in Jeffrey’s blog post. Like PowerShell, PowerShell Desired State configuration (DSC) needs to meet customers in this multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-OS world ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Remove calendar events from a mailbox

Summary: Remove calendar events within an Exchange Online mailbox. Is there an easy way to remove calendar events from within an Exchange Online mailbox? Yes there is. There is a newly deployed cmdlet to Office 365 tenants: Remove-CalendarEvents. This cmdlet ... continue reading

PSSwagger – Automatically generate PowerShell cmdlets from OpenAPI (f.k.a Swagger) specification

As a PowerShell enthusiast or DevOps professional, have you ever thought of having a tool that automatically generates PowerShell cmdlets to manage or access a RESTful Web Service? We are happy to share PSSwagger – the PowerShell Cmdlet generator for ... continue reading

PowerShell 6.0 Roadmap: CoreCLR, Backwards Compatibility, and More!

As we’ve made progress on open-source PowerShell, it’s time to start talking more in-depth about: different editions of PowerShell PowerShell’s relationship to .NET Core and .NET Standard the future of PowerShell when you might expect to start taking a dependency ... continue reading

Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Windows, Mac, and Linux

Today we have a guest post from Honorary Script Guy and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Ashley McGlone, also known as GoateePFE. This is deeper than Coke vs. Pepsi or Ford vs. Chevy. We are breaking down the barriers. Cats and ... continue reading
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Windows 10 Creators Update and PowerShell DSC

For those of you who are using or planning to update the Windows 10 Creators Update, we want to make you aware of some issues that we have discovered in DSC. The following scenario is an issue in this release: In ... continue reading

DSC Configuration Sharing

The community around DSC Resources has been inspiring. The PowerShell Gallery now includes more than 2000 modules/scripts. 181 of those are modules focused on DSC, that collectively include 766 DSC Resources. With this many building blocks available, it has become ... continue reading
PowerShell on Linux and Open Source

PowerShell on Linux and Open Source

Continuing the commitment to enable an open and flexible platform that meets customers where they are, Microsoft has now open sourced PowerShell and made it available on Linux and macOS. Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist is joined by Jeffrey Snover, inventor ... continue reading
Learn About the PowerShell 5.0 Using Statement

Learn About the PowerShell 5.0 Using Statement

Check out the cloud & automation training courses that are developed by Art of Shell, who sponsored this video!In PowerShell 5.0, the using statement enables two new, exciting scenarios! If you're using Windows 10, you already have PowerShell 5.0 available ... continue reading