Running PowerShell Scripts in Azure DevOps Pipelines (2 of 2)
No one product will ever provide all of the built-in tools you need to get the job done. Scripts are like the glue that brings workflows together and the shims that make solutions work. in Azure DevOps (AzDo) Pipelines, PowerShell and Bash scripts are your best friends.
Running PowerShell Scripts in Azure DevOps Pipelines (1 of 2)
Did you know you can natively run scripts like PowerShell in Azure DevOps (AzDo) pipelines? By using the tips and techniques you’ll learn in this article, you’ll be well on your way to scripting your way to automation greatness.
How to Apply DSC Configurations to VMs in Azure ARM Templates
If you're deploying Azure Windows virtual machines (VMs) via ARM templates and need to configure Windows, this article is for you. In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to use the Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension for ARM templates to seamlessly deploy and configure an Azure VM Scale Set with a single template.
Managing Microsoft Exchange EDB Databases with PowerShell
Any system administrator responsible for a Microsoft Exchange environment will, most likely, at some point need to interact and troubleshoot Exchange Database (EDB) files. Mailbox databases are stored in the EDB file format. Contained within an EDB file are in-process and non-SMTP messages.
Understanding Import-Csv and the ForEach Loop
Have you ever had to do the same task multiple times? Like, creating multiple Active Directory users one user at a time using the GUI? Or how about logging in to a server to delete old logs from some selected folders? If your answer is yes, then know you're not alone. Most admins have gone through the same laborious process.
How to Build an Azure DevOps Pipeline for a PowerShell Module
You can build just about anything with PowerShell from teeny scripts to multi-hundred-line behemoths. But once you grow tired of creating PS1 script after PS1 script, you tend to start thinking reusable tools. In the PowerShell world, a tool usually goes hand in hand with a module.
Replacing Employee Onboarding Software with Power Automate [Tutorial]
Do you have a clunky, old employee onboarding software with a confusing interface and probably requires Java that your HR team hates to use? If so, it's time to learn how to rid yourself of your "onboarding solution" altogether with Power Automate (formerly known as Microsoft Flow).
PowerShell: Getting (and Exporting) AD Group Members
A popular use of PowerShell is working with Active Directory Directory Services (AD). There are so many time-saving things PowerShell can do with AD objects. Using PowerShell get AD group members and groups saves a ton of time.
PowerShell and Excel: Yes, They Work Together
Microsoft Excel is one of those ubiquitous tools most of us can't escape even if we tried. Many IT professionals use Excel as a little database storing tons of data in various automation routines. What's the best scenario of automation and Excel? PowerShell!
Curl vs. PowerShell: Comparing Use Cases
Curl is a versatile tool that allows you to make HTTP calls across a wide range of situations. It's been around mostly in the Linux world for many years but more recently in Windows 10. But the scripting language PowerShell can accomplish similar tasks that curl can. Is PowerShell a good alternative to curl? What are the differences? Let's find out!
How to Automate Finding Interesting Twitter Users
Are you on Twitter? If not, you're missing out. Twitter is the best social media platform to keep up with the fast pace of tech. But there are millions of people on Twitter. How do you track down interesting people? In this article, I'll show you how to do just at and automate it!
Getting Started Running PowerShell Scripts in Jenkins
If you have been managing Windows servers for any length of time, you no doubt have a lot of PowerShell scripts to perform those mundane but necessary tasks you do regularly like resetting passwords, gather log data or archiving backup files. You may have scripts that you run on a regular basis, maybe even set up a task scheduler event in an attempt to automate your PowerShell scripts.
Getting Started with the Chocolatey Package Manager
If you're struggling with managing and maintaining software across your environment, you're in for a treat. In this article, you're going to learn all about the ubiquitous package management tool called Chocolatey. Whether you're building a DevOps pipeline, attempting to automate software deployments or an individual user wanted to speed up software installations, this article is for you.