PowerShell in the Azure Portal… Oh, Happy Day!

I was delivering some Azure training recently. I went to the shell icon in the Azure portal (see here for more information) and I started to explain how disappointed I still am with the PowerShell functionality being marked as ‘coming soon’… then, to maximum excitement and amazement, PowerShell was blissfully available!     How many…

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One-Liner: Query the AD Schema for User Object Attributes

I’ve lost count of just how many blog posts have their origin in a customer question. Here’s another:   “How do you use PowerShell to get a list of what attributes *could* be populated on an AD user object?”   A magnificent question!   The customer was unsure as to why some properties would appear…

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PowerShell in the Azure Portal… Almost!

  A little while back I noticed a new (but familiar) icon in the Azure portal (see below, not above)…   I was gutted to see the following for PowerShell… coming soon!   Good things come to those who wait, but if you can’t wait you can sign up to a Private Preview by following…

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Intelllisense in the Console

You’re running a cmdlet in the PowerShell.exe host console. You want to see what parameters are available to you. You can tab through them, after inputting a hyphen, until you get the one you want… but, how do you display them all and then chose the one you want, avoiding the help file?    Enter …

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Scripting Tips & Tricks: Dynamic Parameters

Imagine you want a secondary parameter (or set of parameters) to ONLY appear if a particular value has been supplied to an initial parameter… Eh? Ok, so you have Parameter A. You supply Value A to Parameter A and you now, and only now, have access to Parameter B. Furthermore, if you were to supply…

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