Jeffery Hicks is an IT veteran with almost 25 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award in Windows PowerShell. He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant. Jeff has written for numerous online sites and print publications and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups. His latest book is PowerShell In Depth: An Administrator's Guide 2nd Ed.
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I’m having fun with this series and hope you are as well. In my previous article, I introduced you to PowerShell classes and I built a class that I can use with my movie data file. If you are just joining us, you really should take a few minutes to read the previous articles (Making Data […]
PowerShell sensei Jeff Hicks continues his look at working with data in PowerShell and introduces us to classes in PowerShell v5.
PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks demonstrates some additional techniques with PowerShell and shows how easy it is to work with basic data and use the DataTable object.
PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks begins a series of articles demonstrating how to make the most out of data in PowerShell no matter where it comes from.
PowerShell teacher Jeff Hicks explains how to use Select-Object to fine tune your PowerShell results and it is easier than you think.
PowerShell guru Jeff Hicks shows how to use the Where() method to do similar filtering tasks that you might use Where-Object for. In some cases, the Where() method does more.
Microsoft has released a version of PowerShell that will run on Linux, Jeff Hicks takes a closer look at this version of the powerful task-based command-line shell and scripting language.
PowerShell MVP and trainer Jeff Hicks continues his exploration of filtering in PowerShell and techniques to help you make your filtering more efficient.
PowerShell is all about working with objects. Some commands can return hundreds if not thousands of objects and often you only really need small subset. To get the small subset, you need to perform some type of filtering.
Learn some useful tips for using the open source project called Pester with PowerShell, which you can use for testing and more.
If there is one cmdlet that confuses PowerShell beginners more than anything, it is Write-Host. Newcomers see commands like Write-Output, Write-Host, and if running PowerShell 5.0 Write-Information. Determining which one to use can be a bit overwhelming. So let me make it simple: For now you can ignore Write-Information.
We’ve come along way since we started this project on building a PowerShell hot fix reporting tool. We’ve wrapped up our functionality around the Get-Hotfix cmdlet. But there’s more to be done.
It’s time to dive deep into our series about how to build an advanced hotfix reporting tool and this time around, we provide assistance for those who have complex requirements.