Monthly Archives: April 2015

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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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#PSBlogWeek 4 – Supporting WhatIf and Confirm in Advanced Functions by Jeffrey Hicks

Jeffrey Hicks has written a great article for PSBlogWeek on how you can implement -WhatIf and -Confirm in your advanced functions, providing another level of assurance when testing commands. When I write tools for other team members, I always try … Continue reading

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#PSBlogWeek 3 – Dynamic Parameters and Parameter Validation by Adam Bertram

Adam Bertram has another great installment in the #PSBlogWeek series for us, discussing the use of dynamic parameters and parameter validation.

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#PSBlogWeek 2 – Parameter Validation in Advanced Functions by Mike Robbins

Check out this great post by Mike Robbins, part 2 of #PSBlogWeek, covering basic parameter validation in PowerShell. You don’t think much about parameter validation while writing scripts for yourself, but they’ll save you a lot of headaches once you … Continue reading

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