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A Blogger's Guide to Getting Started with PowerShell 7

About the Book

A PowerShell community project highlighting new features in PowerShell 7 and why you should begin adopting it as your daily management tool. This ebook is an edited collection of articles published during a #PSBlogWeek event in March 2020 that focused on the release of PowerShell 7. The articles are written by members of the PowerShell community excited about everything that PowerShell 7 has to offer. The book is being offered for free. But the contributors hope you will consider making a small donation. All proceeds go to the OnRamp Scholarship Fund.

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About the Editor

Jeff Hicks
Jeff Hicks

Jeffery Hicks is an IT veteran with almost 35 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis on automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award. He works today as an independent author, teacher, and consultant. You can keep up with Jeff at https://jdhitsolutions.github.io

About the Contributors

Adam Bertram
Adam Bertram

Adam Bertram is a 20+ year veteran of IT and an experienced online business professional. He’s a consultant, Microsoft MVP, blogger, trainer, published author and content marketer for multiple technology companies. Catch up on Adam’s articles at adamtheautomator.com, connect on LinkedIn, or follow him on Twitter at @adbertram.

Prateek Singh
Prateek Singh

Prateek Singh is an Infrastructure Developer, an avid PowerShell blogger, and a community contributor. In 2017 and 2018, FeedSpot and SQLHack recognized his blog RidiCurious.com as among the “Top 50 PowerShell blogs in the world.” Find his open-sourced at GitHub, and reach out to him on Twitter at @singhprateik.

Prateek has written more than 250 articles on his blog and several other websites such as 4SysOps.com, IPSwitch.com, and TechTarget.com and also runs a YouTube channel. He is a published author of 3 books and contributing author of 2 Book and currently writing the 6th one, following is the complete list:

Josh King
Josh King
Josh Duffney
Josh Duffney
Mike Kanakos
Mike Kanakos
Jonathan Medd
Jonathan Medd
Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee
Dave Carroll
Dave Carroll
Dan Franciscus
Dan Franciscus
Tommy Maynard
Tommy Maynard

Table of Contents

  • About This Book
  • About OnRamp
  • About The DevOps Collective
  • Foreword
  • Getting Your Hands on PowerShell 7
  • PowerShell 7 Profile Paths and Locations
  • PowerShell 7 Experimental Features
  • Getting Started Using SSH with PowerShell
  • PowerShell 7 Remoting Cleanup
  • ForEach Parallel
  • PowerShell 7 Changes to JSON Cmdlets
  • Staying Up to Date on PowerShell Releases with Update Notifications
  • PowerShell Markdown Cmdlets
  • Changes to Invoke-RestMethod in PowerShell 7
  • What’s New with Select-String in PowerShell7
  • Running PowerShell 7 Commands Directly on Ansible Localhost
  • Defining and Changing Who You Are with PowerShell Classes and Update-List
  • Error Handling in PowerShell 7 with Get-Error and $Errorview
  • PowerShell 7 Chain and Ternary Operators
  • Exploring… Nothing? PowerShell 7’s Null Conditional Operators
  • Using ANSI Escape Sequences in PowerShell
  • PowerShell 7, VS Code, and the PowerShell VS Code Extension
  • PowerShell 7 Cross-Platform Scripting Tips and Traps
  • Contributors
  • Release Notes
  • Notes

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