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PowerShell User Group meeting in Manchester

The UK PowerShell User Group was the World’s first user group dedicated to PowerShell. Its been in hibernation for the last few years but Ryan Yates is bringing it back to life. He’s set up a meeting in Manchester for … Continue reading

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PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 final schedule

The schedule for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 has been finalised.  See the event site at http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU15#schedule

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PowerShell gallery security

There are a number of  concerns with pulling code from the Internet e.g. code quality and whether it contains malicious actions. The PowerShell gallery has implemented a couple of features that should help. All modules have to meet a minimum … Continue reading

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Creating JSON from a hash table

A question on the forum was asking about creating a JSON structure for use with a REST API. The original has table looked like this $body = @{auth_token = “$auth_token”items = @{label = “server1”value = “OK”label = “server2”value = “OK”}} … Continue reading

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Passing data into Jobs

PowerShell jobs are a powerful tool fro running processes in the background. You have to remember that a PowerShell job runs in a separate process that only exists for the duration of the job. The results are returned to your … Continue reading

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WinOps conference

The WinOps conference will take place 22 September 2015 in London. Details from http://winops.org/ Its all about “Windows in a DevOps world”

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Windows 10 and PSScriptAnalyzer

if you were wondering where the PSScriptanalyzer module was in Windows 10 RTM  – its not there.  Its been moved out of core PowerShell and is now available on the PSGallery. £> Find-Module *Script* Version    Name                                Repository——-    —-                                ———-0.1        nScriptAnalyzerRules                … Continue reading

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