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Some short PowerShell tips #4

Tip 5:​Try a container! As a followup on tip 4, you can also try (and of course even run in production) PowerShell (and PowerCLI) in a container with for example Docker! This allows you to investigate if PowerShell is something for you. If you're a long time PowerCLI user, grab that container too!Links:Official ​PowerShell container: ...
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Some short PowerShell tips #2

Tip 3: Are you using Where-Object or if/else/elseif in a loop to filter out or to process whatever you need? Consider using: Group-Object.​ PS H:\> Get-Help Group-ObjectNAME Group-ObjectSYNTAX Group-Object [[-Property] <Object[]>] [-NoElement] [-AsHashTable] [-AsString] [-InputObject <psobject>] [-Culture <...
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Some short Powershell tips #1

Tip 1: If you're in a folder (using your file explorer), and want to open a Powershell box there (or command box also works), type 'powershell.exe' in its path and the new window opens at that location. If you run PowerShell Core, you can also use 'pwsh' or if you want a command box window, use 'cmd'.Tip 2: Last few days I've been creatin...
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ForEach vs Select-Object -ExpandProperty

Quite often I see scripts which use a ForEach loop to expand an array in an array and display that as a list. There is nothing wrong with that, however, another method is using 'Select-Object' with the 'ExpandProperty' option.To illustrate, here is an example: 'I want to have a list with cluster and their datastores, but every datastore should be o...
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