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Infrastructure Engineer, authored chapter in the PowerShell Conference Book, co-founder of the PowerShell user group in the South Coast and Top 50 Blogger 2018


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  1. Create and view EC2 security groups with PowerShell

    For those of you who are new or unfamiliar with security groups in Amazon Web Services (AWS), they are a virtual firewall for your Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance to control inbound and outbound traffic. I will be looking at how we can create and view our security groups with PowerShell using the AWSPowerShell.NetCore module. Before delving into creating security groups with PowerShell, it is worth noting their basics: First, you are creating AWS security...…


  2. Convert PowerShell output into a pie chart

    The idea to display information as a pie chart came about when I needed to write a summary email about a task I had done with PowerShell. I had the results captured in a CSV file and was about to hit send, when I thought: how quick and easy would it be to interpret this information as a visual chart? Opening a CSV file, going to the bottom to look at the totals of successful...…


  3. AWS Lambda with PowerShell

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) released some exciting news back in September, announcing Lambda support for PowerShell Core. The feature now enables us to execute PowerShell scripts and functions to respond to events in AWS. Before we start writing our scripts and functions, we need to know what prerequisites we need to create a PowerShell AWS Lambda environment. A few steps need to occur to achieve this: Install PowerShell Core https://github.com/powershell/powershell Install the .NET Core 2.1...…


  4. Administering Group Policy with PowerShell

    In this article I want to look at ways you can manage Group Policy with PowerShell and the Group Policy Module and CIM/WMI. Group Policy is a Windows feature for controlling user and computer accounts which relies on Active Directory. GUI tools are available to do various aspects of Group Policy, but when it comes to automating and dealing with several computers or users then you need a better solution. In the past and still...…


  5. Formatting objects in PowerShell with Format-Custom, Format-List, Format-Table, and Format-Wide

    This article follows the theme of my last one: Formatting object output in PowerShell with Format.ps1xml files. Here we’ll look at the built-in cmdlets Format-Custom, Format-List, Format-Table, and Format-Wide that PowerShell provides to format your output. From my previous article, we know .format.ps1xml files in the PowerShell installation directory ($pshome) control object formatting. PowerShell provides Format- cmdlets that let the user change object appearance when writing them back to the console. To see the available...…