Missy Januszko is an independent IT consultant, with more than 20 years of experience as an enterprise hosting architect, large-scale infrastructure designer, and hosted application designer. She specializes in DevOps, automation and configuration management, PowerShell, and Active Directory, and has broad experience across the entire line of Microsoft business technologies. Missy is a co-author of “The DSC Book” with Microsoft MVP Don Jones, and she is also a conference speaker on DSC-related topics. She is a contributor to a number of open-source projects, including “Tug”, the open-source DSC pull server, and “Autolab”, an automated, rapid-install lab build.
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Recent October, 2017 Stories
Custom PowerShell objects are one way to represent a set of data as a single object and so are PowerShell classes. In this article, take a look at some of the similarities and differences between the two object structures so that you can best define custom objects for your needs.
Take your PowerShell class programming to the next level! Define constructors to simplify the creation of the classes, and use inheritance to create a hierarchy of classes and subclasses that inherit properties and methods.
In part 3 of the PowerShell Class series, Missy Januszko discusses how to define methods to perform actions against an instance of the class.
In the second part of the series on PowerShell classes, learn how and where to declare constant values using Enums and explore the differences between enums and ValidateSet.
Take your PowerShell programming to a new level by learning how to use classes.
Missy Januszko explores the uses of $MyInvocation.
Missy Januszko uses parameter validation attributes to define the acceptable input without writing a ton of additional code.
Learn how to prevent PowerShell mistakes by adding -whatif and -confirm parameters.
PowerShell advanced functions provide modularity in automating system administration tasks and by structuring PowerShell scripts as advanced functions, you can transform your scripts and functions into reusable tools.
Learn what a PowerShell provider does and how it allows a common set of cmdlets to interact with differently-structured data stores.
While other commercial products may be more robust, there are a few different ways Desired State Configuration can be used for software deployment.
Missy Januszko provides an overview of PowerShell remoting and explains the use of different cmdlets for managing multiple machines at once.
Learn the necessary steps to convert a script resource into a custom resource module.
Learn how to use Pester to test a Desired State Configuration to ensure that servers are configured exactly the way you want them.
DSC configurations require logical thinking through the steps necessary to make changes to a server's configuration. Learn my process for developing a DSC configuration.