10 Most Popular PowerShell Tips and Tricks in 2023

ITPro Today’s most-read articles about PowerShell covered a lot of ground. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, find a trove of valuable tips below.

ITPro Today Staff

December 26, 2023

3 Min Read
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PowerShell is a powerful tool with a variety of uses.

In 2023, PowerShell expert Brien Posey published a multitude of articles exploring facets of the command-line environment. The articles include step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and demonstrations through video tutorials.

Here are 10 of the most-read PowerShell tips and tricks published this year.

1. How to Access Azure AD in PowerShell

Brien Posey walks readers through the process of installing the Azure AD PowerShell module and establishing a connection to Azure AD.

Continued Reading: Azure Active Directory: The Center of Your Microsoft Identity

2. Tracking Windows Group Policy Changes With PowerShell

In this video tutorial, Posey explains how PowerShell can be used to identify group policy drift.

Continued Reading: Secure Sensitive Information in PowerShell Scripts With Encryption

3. How To Install and Use PowerShell Copilot (Video Tutorial)

Learn about a community-developed PowerShell Copilot module available on GitHub. Posey explains how to get the module and demonstrates various use cases.

Continued Reading: How To Build an AI-Driven PowerShell Code Generation (Sample Script)

4. Building PowerShell Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide

Explore how to make a full-blown application in PowerShell. Part One of this guide discusses scripting techniques and strategies.

Continued Reading: Getting Started With REST APIs in PowerShell

5. PowerShell Remoting Techniques for Server Management

In this article, Posey details PowerShell’s wide range of remoting capabilities.

Continued Reading: How to Sign PowerShell Scripts: A Guide For IT Pros

6. How To Connect to SQL Server Database From PowerShell

Learn how you can use PowerShell to interact with SQL Server data. 

Continued Reading: How To Visualize SQL Server Data in PowerShell (With Sample Script)

7. ChatGPT Integration in PowerShell (Scripting Demo)

In this tutorial, Posey teaches how to build ChatGPT capabilities into PowerShell scripts.

Continued Reading: Can ChatGPT Write PowerShell Code?

8. Interactive Data Analytics With PowerShell, SQL, and ChatGPT (Sample Script)

Get tips on how to adding ChatGPT-based data analytics capabilities to PowerShell scripts.

Continued Reading: How To Filter SQL Server Data in Windows PowerShell

9. PowerShell Functions Explained: WhatIf, Verbose, and Passing Parameters

Want to learn some advanced PowerShell functions? Here’s what to know about the WhatIf parameter, Verbose parameter, and passing parameters to functions.

Continued Reading: PowerShell Advanced Functions: Cmdlet Bindings and Parameters

10. How To Automate PowerShell Scripts With Windows Task Scheduler

In this article, Posey explains the trick to automating the execution of PowerShell scripts using Windows Task Scheduler.

Continued Reading: Debugging Scripts in PowerShell: Breakpoints and Stepping

What PowerShell tips and tricks would you like to see us publish? Let us know in the comments!

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