Snowball Edge: Who Needs It And Why

Snowball Edge is Amazon’s answer to customers’ complaints about the lack of support for on-premise data management use cases where the cloud networks are limited by the data bandwidth and geography. Snowball Edge is an update to the popular Snowball storage container program. It’s Amazon’s answer to customers’ complaints about the lack of support for on-premise data management use cases […]

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Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

One of the features of PowerShell that left many people wondering why it wasn’t included earlier was local account management. Every Windows system has local accounts and being able to add, remove and modify these local accounts is a routine task across system administrators. Before PowerShell v5, the community was forced to step in and create their own ways to […]

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How To Deploy Software On The Cheap With Powershell

Deploying software doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated if you use Windows PowerShell properly. Deploying software to endpoints is a like that whack-a-mole game. The moment an IT administrator does the research, creates the package, distributes the software to machines and gets it installed is the time to do it all over again. Software is continually being updated especially […]

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A Pester Test Takes the Guesswork Out of PowerShell Scripts

No one wants to write a PowerShell script only to discover later that it doesn’t work as anticipated. Pester provides a testing language to ensure code lives up to expectations. Most IT professionals who have written a script know it’s difficult to create code that works flawlessly. Even… Read the full article at techtarget (searchwindowsserver).

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Leveraging Configuration Data for Both DSC and Pester Tests

Leveraging Configuration Data for Both DSC and Pester Tests

When writing code, it’s important to make it modular by decoupling the code as much as possible. Check out how to accomplish this with Pester tests. A great practice to get into when writing code is making code modular. What does this mean? Creating modular code indicates decoupling code as much as possible. It means to create small functions that […]

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How to Cleanup Proprietary PowerShell Scripts to Share With The Community

Cleanup Proprietary PowerShell Scripts to Share With the Community

Before sharing code with the external world, there are a few essential questions to consider. Involvement in some kind of technical community is a beautiful thing. Not only do you contribute your knowledge to others, but you also gain knowledge and make yourself known, which could lead to other opportunities as well! I cannot recommend enough how important it is […]

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