Nearly everything has changed for SQL Server PowerShell

2016 was the best year in SQL PowerShell history! I guess I should have mentioned that here sooner. Wired® Magazine recently said that Microsoft SQL Server was the surprise hit of the year. The primary cited reason is the SQL Server port to Linux, but there are several other reasons to be really excited about…


View passwords of wireless profiles without using netsh.exe

Ever since the GUI lost the ability to view the password of a wireless profile, I wanted to provide this functionality in PowerShell. A search of the Internet for how to view the password of a Wi-Fi profile returns numerous examples of how to use netsh.exe to accomplish this. I wrote a previous blog post…


Visual Studio Code editing features for PowerShell development – Part 2

Summary: Editing features for Visual Studio Code that use the PowerShell extension. Welcome to Part 2 about editing features of Visual Studio Code. Everything that we  examined in Part 1 of this series is about Visual Studio Code editing features that are available without the PowerShell extension installed! They apply to your markdown, JSON, XML,…


Visual Studio Code editing features for PowerShell development – Part 1

Summary: The editing features of Visual Studio Code come in handy as you develop your PowerShell scripts. Note: This post includes animated gifs. For best results, view the post in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. In the previous blog post, we explained how to get started with PowerShell development in Visual Studio Code. If you…


SharePoint Online cmdlets to help your migration

Summary: Use these PowerShell cmdlets to migrate to SharePoint Online. Today’s post is from Christopher Weaver, who is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer (PFE) and 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…


Where[-Object] clauses for people who use SQL Server

Summary: Learn about the power of the Where[-Object] cmdlet in PowerShell. Can I do a WHERE clause with an IN, in PowerShell?  Yes! Today’s post is from Aaron Nelson ( blog | twitter ), who is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server (Data Platform), leads the PowerShell Virtual Chapters of PASS, volunteers for the local PASS Chapter…


Make Visual Studio Code more like the integrated scripting environment

Summary: Learn some handy tips to make Visual Studio Code work more like the ISE. I was very intrigued with the release of Visual Studio Code last year. An editor that is light-weight and integrated with Git is something worth considering. Well, any new tool that could be added to the tool box is worth…


Join the PowerShell tenth birthday celebration

SUMMARY: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson announces November 14, 2016 as date for PowerShell 10th anniversary celebration Can you believe that PowerShell is nearly 10 years old (that is a long time in ‘internet time’)? On November 14, 2016 we will celebrate the occasion with a day-long event that will run from 8 in the…

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How to answer a technical question: A guide for presenters

Summary: Learn how to properly answer a technical question in a presentation in this step-by-step post by PowerShell MVP June Blender. Today we have another blog post by PowerShell MVP June Blender. June is an Honorary Scripting Guy and a technical evangelist for the SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. She has been working with PowerShell for a long…


PowerShell 5 MVA coming soon to a computer near you

SUMMARY: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson talks about recording a new Microsoft Virtual Academy series of videos with PFE Ashley McGlone. Hello everyone, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. Well, I can tell you this week has been absolutely incredible. The Scripting Wife and I are out in Seattle (Bellevue, Redmond, Puget Sound … whatever…

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