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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
How to Copy files from Windows to Linux using PowerShell Remoting

How to Copy files from Windows to Linux using PowerShell Remoting

With the release PowerShell Core 6, the PowerShell Team brought PowerShell to other platforms like Linux and macOS. This new cross-platform approach allows users to take advantage of some pretty cool features. In this blog post, I am quickly going ... 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
PowerShell Basics: Meet About - The Owner’s Manual for PowerShell

PowerShell Basics: Meet About – The Owner’s Manual for PowerShell

When I began to learn PowerShell, I asked a few experts in the field how they learned to use it with very few books or online references available at the time they began using it. Every one of them pointed ... continue reading
How To Upload files to Azure Blob Storage using PowerShell and AzCopy

How To Upload files to Azure Blob Storage using PowerShell and AzCopy

Azure Blob Storage is a great place to store files. In this post, I quickly wanted to show you how you can create a simple script to upload files to Azure blob storage using PowerShell and AzCopy. AzCopy is a ... 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
PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

PowerShell Basics: Connecting to VMs with Azure PSRemoting

If you use PowerShell on-premises, chances are good you use PSRemoting (or PowerShell Remoting). It allows you to manage systems using remoting tools like Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command. When you move to Azure, you have similar tooling available when you enable ... continue reading
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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