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Using the ConvertFrom-String cmdlet to parse structured text

Using the ConvertFrom-String cmdlet to parse structured text

One of PowerShell strengths has always been string manipulation. PowerShell has very good support for regular expressions–using both cmdlets and operators. There are cmdlets to import and export several text file… Read more »

Book: Announcing Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

Book: Announcing Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed

If you have followed my posts here and/or heard me speaking in the last 6 to 8 months, I have been mostly focusing on Desired State Configuration. At the same… Read more »

New feature in Pester 3.0:  Code Coverage metrics

New feature in Pester 3.0: Code Coverage metrics

Introduction I have a confession to make… I don’t actually practice TDD or BDD yet. I see the value of having unit tests, but I’ve been writing scripts for so many… Read more »

Managing PCIe SSD devices in VMware ESXi by using PowerCLI cmdlets

Managing PCIe SSD devices in VMware ESXi by using PowerCLI cmdlets

PCIe Solid State Disk (SSD) devices provides higher IOPS and great sequential read/write speeds. These devices need to be configured before they can be used for Virtual Machine (VM) storage. In… Read more »

Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

Running commands as another user using DSC script resource

A while ago, I received an email from a reader who wanted to run a few Exchange PowerShell cmdlets using DSC. DSC runs as SYSTEM and using Exchange cmdlets will… Read more »

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

Bootstrapping DSC configuration using Azure VM DSC extension

In one of the earlier articles, I demonstrated how we can use the Azure VM custom script extension to bootstrap DSC LCM meta-configuration after creating a new VM. In that… Read more »

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