#PowerShell Weekly 20150818 – The Top New PowerShell Content of the Week

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Here is a roundup of PowerShell content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I gather the most shared PowerShell content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“Get Rid of Windows 10’s Default Apps with PowerShell”
Windows 10 comes with several apps installed by default, some which you might never use, like the Xbox app or Phone Companion. Here’s how to remove those apps. You’ll need to run PowerShell as an administrator, but after that all you have to do is copy and paste the code Thomas Vanhoutte has posted on his blog.Publish date: 8/11/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
322 71 17 31
“How to Detect PowerShell Empire with Carbon Black”
Carbon Black can detect PowerShell Empire behavior using the following watchlists.Publish date: 8/14/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
22 17 215 0
“List Drives using Command Prompt and PowerShell”
If you frequently work with the Command Prompt or PowerShell, you may need to copy files from or to an external drive, at such, and many other times, you may need to display the drives within the console window. In this post, we will show you how you can list drives using Command Prompt or PowerShell in Windows 10 / 8 / 7.Publish date: 8/14/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
10 22 0 7
“(Part 4) Extending Your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure – Using PowerShell to Deploy your Application (Channel 9)”
Concluding their 4 part series on how to “Extend your datacenter with Microsoft Azure” series, Yung Chou and Jennelle Crothers give us an in-depth demo on how they used PowerShell to deploy their applications as a service with Azure.Publish date: 8/13/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
1 15 1 0
“Get open files on a remote server with powershell – Savage Nomads”
I needed to send a list of open files from our file server to the helpdesk so they could contact the users that were still using the old systems. I wanted to give them something other than a screen shot so I went digging for a powershell script. I found this which uses openfile.exe but within powershell pipes the output to a nice grid view.Publish date: 8/12/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
2 1 0 1
“MIDI Scripting for Powershell and Windows 10 – Inspired By Us”
You may have seen our excellent interview with Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Pete Brown – hes in charge (amongst other things) of evangelizing the new MIDI and Audio APIs that come as part of the Windows 10 update – its a good watch/listen.Anyhow, Pete is also a pretty capable programmer and has written some extensions for Powershell – to allow MIDI events to trigger commands – its a first.Publish date: 8/12/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
12 25 0 0
“PowerShell Splatting: Overview – Trevor Sullivan’s Tech Room”
Have you ever been writing a PowerShell script, and looked at how wordy and long the command becomes? If so, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the concept of PowerShell Splatting. This technique allows you to declare your PowerShell cmdlet parameters in a HashTable (aka. dictionary or key-value pairs), and then “splat” those parameters onto a cmdlet invocation. There are a couple of benefits to using this technique in your scripts:Publish date: 8/11/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
22 2 0 0
“Create a Visual Studio Project for your PowerShell Scripts – Trevor Sullivan’s Tech Room”
Are you eager to take advantage of Visual Studio PowerShell Tools? This video talks about how to create a Visual Studio Solution & Project to help you manage your PowerShell script files. If you’ve already got a set of one-off scripts, that doesn’t necessarily warrant a PowerShell module, but you still want to author, debug, and run tests against them using Visual Studio, it’s easy to create a new Visual Studio PoshTools project, add your existing files, and get them committed to source control, too!Publish date: 8/12/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
10 3 0 0
“Testing BITS/BranchCache Downloads in ConfigMgr with PowerShell – 2Pint Software”
Quick and dirty post this week (aren’t they the best ones?). This is a bit of PowerShell that I’ve been using for ages to test that BITS is able to download content from ConfigMgr, and in doing so, BranchCache-ing the crap out of it.Publish date: 8/12/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
7 0 0 0

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