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PowerTip: Use New-Alias to make Cmdlets easier to remember

Summary: Using New-Alias to create easier to remember shortcuts to Cmdlets in PowerShell Hey, Doctor Scripto. I know I can use Install-Module to download a DSC Resource, but is there some way to build a Cmdlet that does the Exact ... continue reading
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PowerShell 7 Preview 4

We continue to make progress towards our PowerShell 7 release which currently is targeting December 2019 for a Release Candidate and January 2020 for General Availability and will be our first LTS (Long Term Servicing) release! Please see the previous ... 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
Reduce the number of admins on your servers with Just Enough Administration

Reduce the number of admins on your servers with Just Enough Administration

First published on TECHNET on Aug 29, 2016 Least Privilege As part of your information security strategy, you are probably familiar with the principle of least privilege . The concept itself is simple -- give your IT staff and end-users ... continue reading
Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – September 2018

2018 has been the most active year ever for the DSC community. The DSC team is taking on major new areas of work in Azure, and we have made significant progress in development of the new DSC platform. In this ... continue reading

PowerShell Module Function Export in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language

PowerShell Module Exporting Functions in Constrained Language PowerShell offers a number of ways to expose functions in a script module. But some options have serious performance or security drawbacks. In this blog I describe these issues and provide simple guidance ... continue reading

Desired State Configuration (DSC) Planning Update – January 2018

In September 2017 we communicated some of our plans for PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC). Over the past few months, we have been executing on these plans and collecting feedback from customers and partners. The intent of this blog is ... continue reading
Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Single Host Shielded VMs Lab/PoC

Hi, Matthew Walker again. Virtualization and High Availability PFE. Recently I worked with a few of my co-workers to present a lab on building out Shielded VMs and I thought this would be useful for those of you out there ... continue reading

Script Wars: The Farce Awakens (part IV)

Summary: A quick recap shall we? Newly graduated from IT training and future guru in the world of Windows PowerShell, Rey Skyworker has been hired on by her mentor, Ben Kerberosie. Already, she has helped peers from her team improve ... continue reading