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The PowerShell Conference Book

Volume 2

About the Book

This book is designed to be like a conference in a book where each chapter is written by a different author who is a subject matter expert on the topic covered in their chapter. Each chapter is also independent of the others so you can read one chapter, ten chapters, or all of them. You can start with the first chapter, the last one, or somewhere in-between and not miss out on anything related to that particular topic. This book is written for the intermediate to advanced audience. Prior experience with PowerShell is highly recommended.

All (100%) of the royalties from this book are donated to the OnRamp scholarship program. More information about the OnRamp track at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit and their scholarship program can be found on the website.

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Mikey Lombardi
Mikey Lombardi

Mikey Lombardi spends his working hours documenting, mentoring, and working to continuously improve processes and tooling.

When not busy with day job or technical community commitments, Mikey writes and works in game design, primarily focused on narrative wargames and adventures. You can find his work here on LeanPub and wherever quality games are sold.

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Mark Kraus
Mark Kraus

Mark is an Engineering Manager at LinkedIn. He is former Microsoft MVP, and Open Source contributor to hundreds of projects, and Author, and Editor, and CI/CD Fanatic! Mark focuses on training and career advice for intermediate IT engineers providing them paths to higher Individual Contributor ranks.

The DevOps Collective, Inc.
The DevOps Collective, Inc.

The DevOps Collective, Inc. is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to changing the way the industry thinks about DevOps. All proceeds from our ebook sales benefit the organization directly. Although all books are published by DevOps Collective, they have been authored by numerous community contributors. Please see each book's "About This Book" page for author credits.

Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Contributors
    • How to Use This Book
    • Acknowledgements
    • Disclaimer
  • Part I: Systems Management
    • Automate Patching With PoshWSUS and PowerShell Scheduled Jobs
    • Building SQL Servers with Desired State Configuration
    • PowerShell and PKI
    • Ansible for the Windows Admin
    • Ansible in Practice, for the PowerShell Aficionado
    • Getting Started With PowerShell and IoT
    • Creating Labs With Hyper-V and PowerShell
    • A Case for PowerCLI on Core
  • Part II: PowerShell Tips & Tricks
    • Cross Platform PowerShell: Notes from the Field
    • PowerShell Development on Containers (PowerShell Core)
    • Update PowerShell Types to Type Less PowerShell
    • Tools and Methodologies for PowerShell Class Developers
    • Composite Formatting
    • Tricks To Remoting
    • Using Show-Command to Visualize Complex Cmdlets
  • Part III: PowerShell Internals
    • Writing Your First Compiled PowerShell Cmdlet
    • PowerShell’s Tokenizer
    • Consuming REST APIs with PowerShell
    • PowerShell Casting
    • Working with Dates
    • PowerShell, Windows Management Instrumentation, Common Information Model, and Me
    • PSRemoting: From 0 to Lockdown
  • Part IV: Handling Data
    • Keeping Your Users in the Loop with Toast Notifications
    • ReportCardPS - Create Custom HTML Reports with VMware’s Clarity UI Styling
    • Measure All the Things with Influx, Grafana and PowerShell
    • Logging Like a Baus
    • Read and Write to an Encrypted File
    • Visualize Your Environment With PSGraph
    • Working with Windows Events in New Ways
  • Part V: Cloud Operations
    • Using Azure Log for PowerShell Custom Logs
    • Azure Functions with PowerShell
    • Getting Started With Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell
    • Building Cloud-Native Modern Application with PowerShell on AWS
    • Web Mining for Enums
  • Part VI: Culture
    • Where PowerShell Has Taken Work
    • Your First Public Speaking Talk
    • Chasing the Rabbit - Helping Others to Navigate the Rabbit Hole of Automation
    • On the Road to DevOps, Don’t Forget the Soft Skills
    • The Evolution of Your Code
    • Hands to Head to Heart: Be More Human At Work
  • Afterword
  • Notes

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