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August 26, 2015  2:33 PM

PowerShell gallery security

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

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 quality standard as outlined here -...

August 19, 2015  10:03 AM

Creating JSON from a hash table

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
JSON, Powershell

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" } } This fails because you can’t have...


August 18, 2015  7:33 AM

Passing data into Jobs

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

PowerShell jobs are a powerful tool for 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 process when the job finishes. A user on the forum asked about passing...


August 11, 2015  12:45 PM

WinOps conference

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
DevOps, Powershell

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


August 10, 2015  5:51 AM

Windows 10 and PSScriptAnalyzer

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

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                               ...


August 8, 2015  7:19 AM

Masking output

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

A question on the forum on how to stop the output from New-Item raises an important point. Many cmdlets produce output when run for example £> New-Item -Type File -Name test.txt Directory: C:\Test2 Mode                LastWriteTime         Length...


August 7, 2015  2:43 AM

WMF 5 roadmap

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

With the recent release of Windows 10 a lot of confusion has arisen regarding the position of PowerShell 5.0. That confusion has been cleared up with a post from the PowerShell team -

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August 5, 2015  1:29 PM

WMF 5.0 COM applications

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
COM, Microsoft Office 2013, Powershell

One change in WMF 5.0 that I hadn’t got round to testing was the speed up in COM based operations. COM – Component Object Model – was the Microsoft programming model before .NET.  Its old but still around – the interfaces for Internet Explorer and Office are all COM based for...


August 3, 2015  10:46 AM

PowerShell Summit NA 2016 – Call for Topics

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The PowerShell Summit is the number one conference where PowerShell enthusiasts gather and learn from each other in fast-paced, knowledge packed presentations. PowerShell experts from all over the world including MVP’s, Guru’s, community leaders and PowerShell team members, will once again join...


August 1, 2015  4:05 AM

Scripting Games July 12015 thoughts on the solution

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell

The July 2015 puzzle can be found here: http://powershell.org/wp/2015/07/04/2015-july-scripting-games-puzzle/ Write a one-liner...


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