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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 Active Directory Connect Resilient Operations

Azure Active Directory Connect Resilient Operations

In my job as an Identity-focused Premier Field Engineer, I get to help many companies on their journey from being solely on-premise to becoming a cloud-first enterprise. But the one thing all of them have in common is that they ... 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

Updating Help for older versions of PowerShell

PowerShell’s Updatable Help system was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It was designed to assure that you always have the newest help topics on your local computer so that you can read them at the command line. Help was updated with ... continue reading

SCOM – It’s Time to Migrate

This blog post has been originally authored by Scott Mathemeier, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft So, it’s *that* time… You’ve used SCOM since it was MOM. Maybe you even know of its SeNTry ELM roots ;) Maybe you are brand new ... continue reading
One Method to Track Devices Built via a Specific SCCM Task Sequence

One Method to Track Devices Built via a Specific SCCM Task Sequence

Hello All, my name is Deepika and I’m a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft India. I would like to share one of the methods to identify devices which are built via SCCM. Imagine a scenario where machines are re-imagedbuilt at ... 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

New Data Exposed episode: Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services

Overview of the new documentation on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services (Preview). More resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-quickstart-r-create-script and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-tutorial-predictive-model-prepare-data. Follow Anna Thomas and David Peter Hansen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/analyticanna and https://twitter.com/DavidPeterH ... continue reading