Learn PowerShell Core 6.0: Automate and control administrative tasks using DevOps principles

Enhance your skills in expert module development, deployment, security, DevOps, and cloudKey FeaturesA step-by-step guide to get you started with PowerShell Core 6.0Harness the capabilities of PowerShell Core 6.0 to perform simple to complex administration tasksLearn core administrative concepts such as scripting, pipelines, and DSCBook DescriptionBeginning with an overview of the different versions of PowerShell, Learn PowerShell Core 6.0 introduces you to VSCode and then dives into helping you understand the basic techniques in PowerShell scripting. You will cover advanced coding techniques, learn how to write reusable code as well as store and load data with PowerShell.This book will help you understand PowerShell security and Just Enough Administration, enabling you to create your own PowerShell repository. The last set of chapters will guide you in setting up, configuring, and working with Release Pipelines in VSCode and VSTS, and help you understand PowerShell DSC. In addition to this, you will learn how to use PowerShell with Windows, Azure, Microsoft Online Services, SCCM, and SQL Server. The final chapter will provide you with some use cases and pro tips.By the end of this book, you will be able to create professional reusable code using security insight and knowledge of working with PowerShell Core 6.0 and its most important capabilities.What you will learnGet to grips with Powershell Core 6.0Explore basic and advanced PowerShell scripting techniquesGet to grips with Windows PowerShell SecurityWork with centralization and DevOps with PowerShellImplement PowerShell in your organization through real-life examplesLearn to create GUIs and use DSC in productionWho this book is forIf you are a Windows administrator or a DevOps user who wants to leverage PowerShell to automate simple to complex tasks, then this book is for you. Whether you know nothing about PowerShell or just enough to get by, this guide will give you what you need to go to take your scripting to the next level. You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a PowerShell expert looking to expand your knowledge in areas such as PowerShell Security and DevOps.Table of ContentsCurrent PowerShell VersionsPowerShell ISE Versus VSCodeBasic Coding TechniquesAdvanced Coding TechniquesWriting Reusable CodeWorking with DataUnderstanding PowerShell SecurityJust Enough AdministrationDevOps with PowerShell Creating Your Own PowerShell RepositoryVSCode and PowerShell Release PipelinesPowerShell Desired State ConfigurationWorking with WindowsWorking with AzureConnecting to Microsoft Online ServicesWorking with SCCM and SQL ServerPowerShell Deep DivesAppendix: PowerShell ISE Hotkeys

Author: David das Neves

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