Be Wary of PowerShell’s OutputType Keyword

Whenever creating an advanced function in PowerShell, it’s always a good idea to define what type of object the function will return by using the OutputType keyword. I wrote a little article about this awhile back if you’re unfamiliar with the concept. OutputType is a great way to show what type of object the function returns as well as assisting in tab-completion […]

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Must-Have Devops Tools For Windows Admins

Without automation, there would be no devops. How organizations implement automation—from continuous delivery to automated testing to release pipelines—differs wildly, but the fundamental divergence in approaches begins at the operating system. When it comes to Windows vs. Linux, devops is a bit different. Not every devops tool is created equal when it comes to managing a Linux or Windows system. […]

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Getting Started With Windows Containers

Containers are not for Tupperware parties anymore; they are part of the IT world. Although Containers are not entirely mainstream yet, such companies as Docker have removed the traditional management burden that came with this technology. A small footprint, lightning fast speed and portability make them increasingly popular. But what are containers anyway? Containers are essentially operating system sandboxes that […]

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Working With File Catalogs In Powershell 5.1

Working with lots of files all strewn about in different folders can sometimes prove troublesome. This is where PowerShell can help.Times like data migrations can be especially hard when it’s critical that the information on the destination is exactly as it were on the source system. Commands like Copy-Item work fine (if it doesn’t throw an error) but what if […]

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