Never Gonna Give You Up

I think this is probably my all-time favorite PowerShell prank, the PowerShell RickRoll.

We're no strangers to love

Everything is Better in ASCII

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Deploying a Windows Virtual Machine with Azure Resource Manager Templates and PowerShell

Just saw a great video series from Microsoft on deploying VMs utilizing PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager Templates, definitely worth a watch.

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Jeff Hicks discusses why PowerShell will soon be essential

In his article, Don’t like PowerShell? Get Over It And Get On With It, Jeff Hicks covers the reasons why PowerShell will soon be essential to a career in Windows systems administration. 

You don’t have to be a master scripter, but you do need to know the basics of working with PowerShell and PowerShell Remoting. 

Once you you take the time out to learn it, you’ll be glad you did. 

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PowerShell Team Survey 

Quick survey on how you use cmd.exe – https://illumeweb.smdisp.net/collector/Survey.ashx?Name=cmdexe_Daily_Use_Open

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Make Your Scripts Sing… Or at Least Speak

India’s first PowerShell Based User Group, the New Delhi PowerShell User Group, has published a fun article on using the Speech Application Programming Interface (SAPI).

Useful for custom alerts and, of course, pranking coworkers.

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Why PowerShell

PSCookieMonster (Warren Frame), has a great write-up on why you should switch to PowerShell for your automation needs, highly recommended.

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A Plethora of PowerShell Pitfalls

Michael Sorens discusses the most common PowerShell pitfalls that experienced programmers run into and how to avoid them.

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GitHub for PowerShell Projects

RamblingCookieMonster has a great article available for getting started with GitHub, specifically with PowerShell projects.

I think that Git is completely required for serious scripting / development work. If you’ve never used it, check out this great, interactive tutorial at Code School.

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#PSBlogWeek 6 – A Look at Try / Catch in PowerShell by Boe Prox

The awesomely named Boe Prox wraps up PSBlogWeek with a great look at using Try / Catch in your PowerShell Advanced Functions. This post helped me to understand some of the intricacies of using Try / Catch within Advanced Functions. Definitely worth the read.

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#PSBlogWeek #5 – Advanced Help for Advanced Functions by June Blender

June Blender has a great contribution for #PSBlogWeek, discussing not only Advanced Help for Advanced Functions, but also a better way of designing and creating specifications for your PowerShell functions.

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