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How to Build an Azure Automation Lab

How to Build an Azure Automation Lab

Hello fellow IT industry professionals! I’m Preston K. Parsard, and I’m truly excited to bring you some awesome automation opportunities, so to start, let’s consider these scenarios: 1. You’re an IT professional and to stay competitive, relevant and enhance your ... continue reading
Az Update:  Azure Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

Az Update: Azure Databox, Exam Study Guides, PowerShell 7, Free Office 365 E1 trial

With all the changes in Azure, it is sometimes hard to keep track, that's why I thought I would give you a quick update on two exciting things I learned this week. In this update, I want to share a ... continue reading
How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

How to manage Windows Server 2019 like a boss

I traveled to a couple of Microsoft Ignite The Tour stops and was not just presenting but also speaking to a lot of IT admins around the globe. I was surprised at how many didn't know about our new Windows ... continue reading

Improvements in Windows PowerShell Container Images

Beginning with Windows Server 20H1 Insider builds, Windows Server Core Insider images have been reduced in size from ~2.1 GBs to ~1.1 GBs. How did the Server Core images get over 40% smaller? Traditionally, Windows 10 and Windows Server have ... continue reading

How to use PowerShell in Azure Data Studio

Sydney Smith joins Scott Hanselman to show the rich editing experience provided by the PowerShell extension in Azure Data Studio by creating a SQL Server in a Linux Docker container with external storage—all using PowerShell Core in Azure Data Studio.To ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify which Platform PowerShell is running on

Summary: Using $PSVersionTable to identify if you are on Windows or Unix Hey, Doctor Scripto! I’m working on my PowerShell scripts and I need to be able to identify if I’m working on Windows or Linux. How can I do ... continue reading

Creating a Platform Independent Function in PowerShell

Summary: Creating a Function in PowerShell and the power of the $PSVersionTable to make code more portable Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I saw that post last week on converting Here-String into an array. I wanted to write my code to ... continue reading
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PowerTip: Identify if you are running on PowerShell Core

Summary: Pulling up the properties of $PSVersionTable to identify your PowerShell edition Hey, Doctor Scripto! I want to write my modules and scripts to be more portable. How can I tell if I am executing on PowerShell Core? Just use ... continue reading
Maximizing the Power of Here-String in PowerShell for Configuration Data

Maximizing the Power of Here-String in PowerShell for Configuration Data

Summary: Discovering some of the awesome and neat ways to leverage a Here-String in a Script or function Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I used to write scripts with supporting configuration files that never really changed. I was wondering if there ... continue reading
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Out-GridView Returns

Out-GridView Returns! It’s been almost 3 years since PowerShell Core debuted for Linux and Mac, and as we’ve increased our cmdlet coverage more and more, one cmdlet has always stood out as a top, cross-platform request. Today, we are excited ... continue reading