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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
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Parsing Text with PowerShell (3/3)

This is the third and final post in a three-part series. Parsing Text with PowerShell Part 1 Useful methods on the String class Introduction to Regular Expressions The Select-String cmdlet Parsing Text with PowerShell Part 2 the -split operator the ... continue reading

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
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How to migrate from AzureRM to Az in Azure PowerShell

On December 18, 2018, the Azure PowerShell team released the first stable version of “Az,” a new cross-platform PowerShell module that will replace AzureRM. You can install this module by running “Install-Module Az” in an elevated PowerShell prompt. Since January ... continue reading
Configure Visual Studio Code to run PowerShell for Windows and PowerShell Core Simultaneously

Configure Visual Studio Code to run PowerShell for Windows and PowerShell Core Simultaneously

I'm a PowerShell fan and have recently adopted PowerShell Core as my version of choice. If you are not familiar with PowerShell Core, it is a cross platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) version of PowerShell based on .NET Core. That ... continue reading