The PowerShell Conference Book
The PowerShell Conference Book
About the Book
This volume, like the 2 before it, 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 PowerShell.org website.
About the Contributors
Dave enjoys being part of the welcoming PowerShell community and writes about PowerShell and other IT topics on his blog. Over the last 20+ years, he has focused on automation with half of that time spent honing his PowerShell skills, from the first command to his open source modules. He created and maintains PoShEvents and PoShGroupPolicy, both useful tools to harvest data.
He is a contributing author on The PowerShell Conference Book, Volume 2 and The PowerShell Conference Book, Volume 3.
You can find him on Twitter @thedavecarroll where he tweets and amplifies PowerShell discussion and information sharing.
Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Honorary Scripting Guy with many years of experience in IT. He is a master technologist, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, public, private and hybrid cloud, and PowerShell. Thomas is an international speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics.
Chan Nyein Ko Ko (Chan) is a Cloud Engineer who loves learning new technologies and developing automation. The PowerShell 3.0 Jumpstart video series introduced by Jeffery Snover and Jason Helmick on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) in 2014 inspired him to learn PowerShell. Since then, he has accomplished most of his daily tasks with PowerShell scripts.
Josh King is a Microsoft MVP and TechOps Systems Administrator at Tribe, an IT services organization in New Zealand. He predominantly works within Windows and VMware environments and has a passion for all things PowerShell.
Justin Sider, Chief Information Officer for Belay Technologies, leads the development and implementation of a tool for his current company utilizing VMware
for an automated provisioning & testing solution. Mr. Sider has 15+ years of experience as owner of his own tech business and in lead roles for various tech companies. Mr. Sider has 10+ years of experience working with VMware products and programming with PowerShell. His work can be found on GitHub and the PowerShell Gallery under the username ‘jpsider’.
Brandon is a Site Reliability Engineer, Cloud Architect, veteran Systems Engineer, speaker, blogger, freelance writer, and open source contributor. He is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and has a penchant for PowerShell and DevOps processes. He spends much of his time exploring new technologies to drive the business forward and loves to apply ideas pioneered in the DevOps community to solving real-world business problems. Brandon is active in the PowerShell community and loves to give back with a number of projects published to the PowerShell Gallery.
You can follow his code at GitHub, his blog at devblackops.io, or reach him on Twitter at @devblackops.
Kevin Laux is the Manager of a Application Platform Engineering team. He has held various roles in End User Computing, Virtualization and Application Platforms. He is passionate about Automation, Home Labs, Containers and more.
Table of Contents
- How to Use This Book
I Systems Management
- 1. Contain Yourself - Long-Running PowerShell Scripts in Containers
- 2. VMware PowerCLI and the Art of the API
- 3. Build, Test, Deploy - Software Distribution Using Intune
- 4. Extending Azure Update Management Beyond Azure
II Tips & Tricks
- 5. Save Your Standards from Becoming Rarely Used Checklists; Codify Them
- 6. Spice Up Your Console Output or Prompt with ANSI
- 7. Writing Your First Visual Studio Code Extension
- 8. How to Add Voice to Your PowerShell Code or Scripts
- 9. Building an ETL Process and Data Warehouse Using PowerShell
- 10. Six Common Mistakes People Make When Starting with PowerShell
- 11. Con-Function, Function. Where’s the Junction
- 12. Writing a Function Template
- 13. Git for Admins That Don’t Get Git
- 14. Learning new things with PowerShell
- 15. Testing SQL Code with Pester
- 16. Testing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform and Pester
- 17. Automate Azure Sentinel Deployment
- 18. AWS Lambda
- 19. PowerShell Module for Veeam Sure Backup - How to Make Sure Backup is OK
- 20. Azure DevOps—a Simple Path for Small Ops Teams
IV PowerShell Language Features
- 21. Exploring Experimental Features in PowerShell 7
- 22. Regale a Radical Reading of a Reflection in Remoting
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