#PowerShell Weekly 20150907 – The Best 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 manually gather the most shared PowerShell content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“Father of PowerShell promoted to Microsoft Technical Fellow”
The news that Jeffrey Snover has been promoted to Technical Fellow, the top of Microsoft’s technical career path, is very welcome. Apart from being a really nice guy with a sometimes doubtful taste in ties, Jeffrey goes out of his way to answer questions on Twitter (@Jsnover). But the real reason why I am so pleased for him is that anyone who works with Exchange (on-premises or cloud) owes Jeffrey Snover a great deal, because he is the father of PowerShell.

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
49 259 16 8

“Automating SQL Server Configuration with PowerShell and WMI”
I’ve been working recently with provisioning of Windows Server/SQL Server machines in AWS. I never imagined how hard it is to automate Windows and SQL Server configuration. After several days, I figured out how to do all that I needed, and since this was very stressful and painful, I’m here to share that knowledge 🙂

Publish date: 9/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
5 45 29 0

“Add data disks to multiple VMs from PowerShell”
How can I easily add data disks to multiple Hyper-V VMs using PowerShell?

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
11 31 2 5

“Tips for Searching for PowerShell History”
In “Fishing for PowerShell: Leveraging Get-Command and Show-Command,” I offered some advice on a few PowerShell tools to help you find what you need. Naturally, PowerShell’s help system should be number one on your list, and I’m going to assume you already know how to use it. In this article, I want to focus on some commands you might not be aware of. Let’s look at command history.

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
15 4 11 2

“A PowerShell Tip for Selecting Data Easily”
One constant with a technology like PowerShell is that there are always those who are getting started or still learning what all the fuss is about. From my perspective, we can revisit core principals from a new angle. Although there’s nothing in this article that’s necessarily new if you possess moderate PowerShell skills, I hope you’ll stick around, as I showcase some different ways of looking concepts and syntax.

Publish date: 9/2/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
9 3 7 4

“Manage Clutter by using PowerShell – Office 365 – o365info.com”
Clutter is a new Exchange server feature that was created for facilitating better and more efficient mailbox management by Exchange users.

Publish date: 9/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
2 1 5 0

“Upcoming features in PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio”
Windows Forms Support for PowerShell, PowerShell Command Explorer

Publish date: 9/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
18 14 0 0

“#PSTip Using PowerShell runspaces to find unassigned IPv4 addresses”
We often come across infrastructure configuration scenarios where we need to find a free IP address before assigning the same to a server in an automated manner. However, when the given IP range that is provided is large, it may take longer to complete the free IP scanning. There are many tips and articles written around this topic. There are a few articles that suggest using background jobs and throttling of background jobs. Fellow PowerShell MVP Boe Prox has published a great article on differences between PowerShell jobs and runspaces. This prompted m
e to write a function using PowerShell runspaces to get the free IPv4 addresses in a given network range.

Publish date: 9/7/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
22 0 0 2

“#PowerShell: Splatting a Local Hash Table in a Remote Session”
I’m sure that most people who use PowerShell on a regular basis are familiar with the “Using” variable scope modifier which allows for the use of local variables in a remote session.

Publish date: 9/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
13 0 0 2

“#PowerShell: DelayedAutoStart Property added to the Win32_Service WMI Class in Windows 10 RTM”
I recently discovered that Windows 10 adds a DelayedAutoStart property to the Win32_Service WMI Class.

Publish date: 9/4/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
10 0 0 0

“Passing Boolean values to Powershell modules”
Often times we need to pass a Boolean value to a Powershell provider, and a perfect example is for the purpose of a “debug” flag.

Publish date: 9/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
6 2 0 0

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