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Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available

Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available

The Azure PowerShell Tools are updated very often. But, this 0.8.6 release, is special and has many features that I was looking forward to. This release has the new Azure VM… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 4

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 4

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Filtering information retrieved from SQL database should not be limited to text filters only. Sometimes we may want to use dates to… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 3

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Whenever we retrieve information from SQL database we are faced with the problem: are we happy with column names defined in database… Read more »

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Cross-domain configuration management with DSC

Most of the DSC examples we have seen so far here or elsewhere focused on single domain scenarios. However, in a real-world deployment, we have mixed domains and even a… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 2

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 2

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 3.0 or later. Adding support for easy filtering on individual table columns is great, but the fact that user would have to use SQL wildcard… Read more »

Bootstrapping LCM meta-configuration in a Azure VM

Bootstrapping LCM meta-configuration in a Azure VM

I have been a very active user of DSC both in the lab and on all my Azure VMs. One of the things I always do is to configure my… Read more »

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 1

#PSTip Functions and SQL filtering, Part 1

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or later. This is the first tip in a series of SQL filtering tips. I find myself using SQL as a source of the… Read more »

Testing the effectiveness of Get-Random

Testing the effectiveness of Get-Random

An ongoing argument I’ve seen in the PowerShell community is regarding the effectiveness of random numbers generated by the Get-Random cmdlet. Those who claim that Get-Random does not produce cryptographically… Read more »

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