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Tag: PowerShell 85 posts

Many see PowerShell as a big influence on IT careers of the future. This page has interviews with prominent PowerShell figures Jeff Hicks and Don Jones, as well as information about available PowerShell training.

Weekly new courses: UX, Node.js, Powershell & more

By Sonal Amin on August 22, 2014

Get the latest scoop on courses that were released in our library this week.


7 reasons why you should learn PowerShell

By Michael Bender on April 18, 2014

PowerShell gets plenty of pushback, but that doesn’t mean you should write it off. Here are seven solid reasons to begin adding this skill to your toolkit right now.


Weekly new courses: PowerShell, SQL Server, Node.js and more

By Manya Susoev on April 3, 2014

Virtualization? Check. SQL Server? Check. Node.js? Yep, got that too. We also have another course from Mark Minasi. This time it’s a Play by Play that was recorded during this year’s Author Summit! And rounding out this week’s new stuff is a course on DotNetNuke from Charles Nurse. Be sure to give them all some love.


New courses: PowerShell, C#, ENCOG and more

By Manya Susoev on March 27, 2014

This week’s new courses include a highly-anticipated PowerShell from Mark Minasi and part two of Abhishek Kumar’s series on advanced machine learning. And don’t forget, there’s still time to vote in our Titans of Tech Tournament, where you could win a year of free training and a custom Pluralsight sports jersey.


Tooling with PowerShell: Keep it simple

By Jim Christopher on February 3, 2014

“In one hour, you’ve replaced three years of unmaintained software tools and given us the ability to resolve every open support issue in the queue. So, thanks for that.” These words came from a client. Their operations queue was long, the engineers cranky and over-worked. They lacked tools necessary to adequately manage an application and its data. So I gave the team “proper” tooling – tools that allow them to address arbitrary problems that users tend to find, as those users find them. And yes it took less than an hour.


DevOps: Get ready for the future

By Marco Shaw on November 13, 2013

Don’t miss the train. The term “DevOps” has been around for a few years. And while it may seem to be slowly coming along, it has the potential to get much bigger very soon. What is DevOps? I liken DevOps to being a “one-click release.” For me, DevOps is the merger of development and operations into a combined group, working together to put things into production much more efficiently. For this to happen, each side needs to understand what the other does.


New courses: Mobility+, Angular, PowerShell and more

By Manya Susoev on October 31, 2013

In case you missed the exciting news, we’ve acquired Tekpub! We’ll be integrating those courses into our library over the next few months, and if you’re currently a Tekpub subscriber, you’ll be able to access all of our existing courses very soon. Check out this post from CEO Aaron Skonnard to read more about it. [...]


Can these free tools replace System Center for smaller networks?

By Mary Branscombe on September 10, 2013

Do you need to use System Center if you’re working with a smaller network? Not necessarily. We go through some free tools that might do just the trick, without the cost.


Reclaiming your inner-geek through PowerShell

By J. Peter Bruzzese on August 13, 2013

Not only can PowerShell help you get things done efficiently, it can also be a little nostalgic. Check out how one of our instructors takes a trip down memory lane when configuring Exchange Sever 2013 and SharePoint 2013.


Desired State Configuration: Your new favorite PowerShell 4 feature

By Mary Branscombe on August 2, 2013

How about telling your servers what to do—and making them listen—even when you’re not looking? Although the remote debugging of workflows is the most immediately useful new feature in PowerShell 4, the Desired State Configuration management tool is even more impressive. Find out what makes it a powerful tool.


There’s a script for that: PowerShell automation for Cisco UCS PowerTool

By Marco Shaw on July 19, 2013

Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I had a script for that”? Start using PowerShell to find creative ways to save time patching and updating your systems with this quick tip for using PowerShell with Cisco UCS.


New Course: Using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013

By Jason Salmond on July 12, 2013

We are proud to announce our newest author, Gary LaPointe, who has just published his first course: Using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 As and editor here at Pluralsight, I have the privilege of working with many new authors. I have been very impressed with Gary’s efficiency in producing this first course. [...]


Quick tip: Cure Excel headaches with PowerShell

By Marco Shaw on July 12, 2013

Here’s a way to save yourself a bunch of tedious work in an Excel spreadsheet: PowerShell. You may not have the chance to work with Excel very often, so when you need to pull some data from an unfriendly spreadsheet, some scripting smarts can be life-saving.


Jeff Hicks’ PowerShell Challenge: Friday fun!

By Jeff Hicks on June 28, 2013

All week we’ve been collecting your PowerShell scripts that accomplish some unusual or off-the-wall task. Jeff finishes the week with a script that has absolutely no redeeming production value but sure is fun.


Will you fail the MCSA if you don’t know PowerShell?

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on June 27, 2013

How many questions on the MCSA exams require that you know PowerShell? If you don’t learn it, will you still pass? Find out why now is the time to pay attention to PowerShell regardless of your certification goals.


Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge: Uncode, decode text string using a rail cipher

By Jeff Hicks on June 26, 2013

PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks walks you through another wacky way to use PowerShell for something completely unrelated to your job. Read his submission and then send us yours for a chance to win free training!


Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall Challenge: Using PowerShell to read emails

By Dana Gagnon on June 25, 2013

Reading emails the old-fashioned way is soooo 2012. Why go through the trouble of opening Outlook and reading each one yourself when you can write PowerShell code to do that for you? To take part in Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge, which kicked off on the TrainSignal blog yesterday, Nick Sinclair submitted code that does just that. [...]


Jeff Hicks’ Off-the-Wall PowerShell Challenge

By Jeff Hicks on June 24, 2013

PowerShell is a terrific interactive management console that can help you get “real” work done everyday. But what wacky ways do you use PowerShell? Do you feed the dog using it? Order a pizza? We want you to tell us your fun, “non-production” uses for PowerShell. Submit your code today for a chance to win a free year of training!


Using PowerShell to automate in the Cisco UCS platform

By Marco Shaw on June 19, 2013

See how using PowerSell to connect or trace a session in Cisco UCS can be tested out using the UCS emulator. While Cisco UCS is one of the most advanced server platforms, using the PowerTool will allow you to run a few commands to start automating your infrastructure.


PowerShell deep dive: Remoting with WinRM/WSMan

PowerShell deep dive: Remoting with WinRM/WSMan

By Chris Magiet on June 17, 2013

Check out this free PowerShell Essentials clip to Get a hold of how PowerShell remoting works by understanding the difference between WinRM and WSMan.