PowerTip: Use PowerShell to list all possible colors in the console

Summary: Use PowerShell and enumeration to access all possible colors that you can use in the console. Is there a way to see all of the available colors that I can use when using Write-Host? We sure can! Why, with just one line in PowerShell, you’re all done! Here is an example: [System.Enum]::getvalues([System.ConsoleColor])… Read more

Use PowerShell to integrate with the Lync 2013 SDK for Skype for Business – Part 1

Summary: Get started with the Lync 2013 SDK by using PowerShell to manage Skype for Business 2016 client. How do I integrate Windows PowerShell with the Lync SDK to manage Skype For Business client? MVP Chendrayan Venkatesan is back again to show us how to get started with the Lync 2013 SDK and do some… Read more

PowerTip: Identify the numeric value of a custom (dingbat) character using PowerShell

Summary: Use PowerShell to determine the value of an Extended ASCII character to reproduce it for later use. I have a really simple question that’s been bugging me. I have a string with a special (Extended ASCII) character that I scraped from some output. I can’t find the ASCII value of it to reproduce it…. Read more

Use PowerShell to report on SharePoint content with custom (dingbat) characters

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to retrieve SharePoint list item values as dingbat symbols to make HTML reports simple and clean. Can you show me an example of how to report on my SharePoint data by using something other than the standard ASCII characters? Today we have a special guest MVP, Chendrayan Venkatesan, to… Read more

Use PowerShell to maintain IIS logs

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to maintain and work with IIS logs. Welcome back guest blogger, Terri Donahue. Here are Terri’s previous blog posts. Terri is a Senior Customer Support Engineer for Dynamicweb NA and a Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP. Twitter: @terrid_dw Internet Information Services (IIS) log maintenance has been a thorn… Read more

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to remove a user from all site collections in SharePoint Online

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to remove a corporate user from all site collections in SharePoint Online. How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly remove a corporate user from all site collections in SharePoint Online? Use the following commands (change the login user name as required): Get-SPOSite | ForEach-object{Remove-SPOUser -Site $_.Url -LoginName kmyer@contoso.com}… Read more

Manage your SharePoint Online tenant with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to manage your SharePoint Online tenant installation by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. Christopher Weaver is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) who focuses on SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for large enterprise Premier customers. He has been doing PowerShell and SharePoint with Microsoft for nine years. In his spare time, he enjoys… Read more

The Scripting Guy: coming to a town near you

SUMMARY: The Microsoft Scripting Guys, Ed Wilson, upcoming live appearances. Hello Scripters, Teresa (aka. Scripting Wife) here. We have been really busy recently working with PowerShell user groups, and we want to provide you with a convenient listing of upcoming special events. Hope we will be able to see you at one or more of… Read more

Get started with PowerShell and SharePoint Online

Summary: Microsoft PFE Chris Weaver talks about getting started with Windows PowerShell and SharePoint Online. Welcome back Chris Weaver as guest blogger. You can see his previous guest blogs. Christopher Weaver is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) who focuses on SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for large enterprise Premier customers. He has been doing… Read more

PowerTip: Find all devices connected to a computer

Summary: Use PowerShell to find all devices that are connected to a computer. How can I use Windows PowerShell to list all devices that are connected to a computer? Use the Get-PnpDevice cmdlet and the -PresentOnly switch. Here is an example: Get-PnpDevice -PresentOnly… Read more