Hey, Scripting Guy! update

Ed Wilson retired, but we are continuing his legacy of friendly tutorials on solving common problems. We will also help IT professionals expand their skill set beyond what might be their comfort zone. Examples of this include incorporating continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools into core infrastructure management, and hybrid cloud operations. Ed actively recruited contributors…


Cloud operating system deployment: WinPE in Azure

Jason Ryberg is a Consultant for Microsoft, where he writes PowerShell code and provides DevOps support.  Have you ever wanted to boot to WinPE in Azure and select an Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) Task Sequence?  As part of an informal cloud-readiness evaluation, I was asked to deploy a server image to Azure. The image that…


Announcing the 2016 Honorary Scripting Guys

Summary: The Honorary Scripting Guys for 2016 are announced. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it has been an awesome year for Windows PowerShell and for the community. The Scripting Wife and I had the opportunity to speak at lots of user groups and conferences last year. This involved many, many miles of…


Speed up remote PowerShell connection to Exchange

Summary: Speed up the connection to Exchange by importing only the cmdlets that you need. Is there a way to speed up the initial PowerShell connection to Exchange? Yes, of course! With a little modification to Import-PSSession, we can speed up the connection. Normally, you would connect to Exchange 2010/2013/2016 like this: $session = New-PSSession…


Part 2 – Install .NET Core and PowerShell on Linux Using DSC

Summary: Learn how to configure and use PowerShell, Bash, and desired state configuration (DSC) with Linux. Today, Cloud and Data Center MVP Stefan Roth returns for Part 2 of his three-part series about how to configure and use PowerShell, Bash, and desired state configuration (DSC) with Linux. Take it away Stefan … My previous post installed…


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…


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}


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…