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Thoughts about DevOps and automation from a Windows guy


  1. How to Write an Azure Function in PowerShell

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    Serverless computing, or the ability to execute code without having to manage the underlying resources, is all the rage these days. Can PowerShell join in on the fun? Yes it can! I'll show you how to use PowerShell to create an Azure Functions app and deploy a PowerShell-based function. >>


  2. Guest Post: Become a TechSnips Contributor

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    My name is Adam Bertram and Brandon has so graciously allowed me to guest post on his blog about a new service I've started that offers free, how-to content for tech professionals. OK, here's the pitch: >>


  3. How to Process File Paths from the Pipeline in PowerShell Functions

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    The correct way to write a PowerShell function that works with file paths from the pipeline requires some effort, but it will make your PowerShell scripts work more reliably. >>


  4. How to Run a PowerShell Script as a Windows Service

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    If you have a PowerShell script you'd like to run constantly in the background and start up automatically after a reboot, the best option is to run it as a Windows service. I'll show you how to set this up using NSSM, the Non-Sucking Service Manager. >>


  5. Infrastructure Testing with Pester and the Operation Validation Framework

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    If you've been using PowerShell for any length of time in the past few years you have undoubtedly heard of Pester. If not, then you're probably living in a strange parallel universe where the Zune is still a thing. In any case, Pester is THE testing framework for PowerShell and is a must-have tool in your Infrastructure Developer toolbox. >>