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#PSTip Test if a URL is absolute or not

#PSTip Test if a URL is absolute or not

The System.Uri class in .NET provides a way to validate if a URL is an absolute URL or not. This can be quite handy when your script deals with downloading… Read more »

#PSTip Filtering a collection using comparison operators

#PSTip Filtering a collection using comparison operators

Note: This tip requires PowerShell 2.0 or above. Starting with PowerShell 3.0, it is possible to filter a collection for matching or non-matching values using comparison operators. For example, assume… Read more »

Installing and configuring DSC for Linux

Installing and configuring DSC for Linux

[Update 1: 5/23/2014] Added pre-requisite install commands for Oracle Linux I am sure you are aware of the Microsoft’s announcement of the CTP release of DSC for Linux. This is an… Read more »

Microsoft announced the CTP release of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

Microsoft announced the CTP release of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration for Linux

When I was speaking at DevOpsDays India and demonstrating Windows PowerShel DSC (6 months ago), several people in the room had a laugh as I’d mentioned Microsoft and OpenSource. I’d mentioned that… Read more »

PowerShell module management as a native feature is here!

PowerShell module management as a native feature is here!

Windows PowerShell team just announced the availability of WMF 5.0 Preview May 2014 release. This includes an exciting new feature called PowerShellGet. PowerShellGet is a new way to discover, install,… Read more »

Dell Business Client BIOS Configuration PowerShell Provider

Dell Business Client BIOS Configuration PowerShell Provider

Familiar with a PowerShell provider?  If yes, you must have appreciated the fact that once you learn to use a provider then it is almost effortless to learn and use… Read more »

Copy DSC resources to Azure VMs using Custom Script Extension

Copy DSC resources to Azure VMs using Custom Script Extension

In an earlier article, I showed you how to use the Custom Script Extension. The examples that I had there were too trivial and were intended to explain how the… Read more »

Understanding Azure Custom Script Extension

Understanding Azure Custom Script Extension

At Build 2014 conference, Microsoft launched the Azure VM Custom Script Extension. This is a very useful and straightforward extension. However, understanding it in detail helps make better use of it…. Read more »

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