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PowerShell: Functions for Advanced Automation

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Take your PowerShell skills to the next level. Learn how to build advanced PowerShell functions and scripts with parameters, .NET classes, and controller scripts.


  • Advance your PowerShell functions
  • What you should know
1. Advanced Functions in PowerShell
  • Advanced functions and common parameters
  • Parameter attributes and validation
  • Accept pipeline input
  • Complex pipeline output
  • Document functions
  • Use -WhatIf and -Confirm
2. Adding Functionality with .NET Framework and REST
  • How .NET works with PowerShell
  • Use .NET in Windows PowerShell
  • Work with classes
  • Use REST API in Windows PowerShell
3. Controller Scripts
  • Characteristics of a controller script
  • Controller scripts with a user interface
  • Controller scripts with HTML reports
4. XML, JSON, and Custom-Formatted Data
  • Read data from XML files
  • Create and manipulate XML data
  • Work with complex XML files
  • Use JSON-formatted data
  • Use JSON data in Windows PowerShell
  • Next steps

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Scott M Burrell


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