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PowerTip: Use PowerShell to list all possible colors in the console

Summary: Use PowerShell and enumeration to access all possible colors that you can use in the console. Is there a way to see all of the available colors that I can use when using Write-Host? We sure can! Why, with just one line in PowerShell, you’re all done! Here is an example: [System.Enum]::getvalues([System.ConsoleColor...

Use PowerShell to integrate with the Lync 2013 SDK for Skype for Business – Part 1

Summary: Get started with the Lync 2013 SDK by using PowerShell to manage Skype for Business 2016 client. How do I integrate Windows PowerShell with the Lync SDK to manage Skype For Business client? MVP Chendrayan Venkatesan is back again to show us how to get started with the Lync 2013 SDK and do some really cool stuff with PowerShell and...

PowerTip: Identify the numeric value of a custom (dingbat) character using PowerShell

Summary: Use PowerShell to determine the value of an Extended ASCII character to reproduce it for later use. I have a really simple question that’s been bugging me. I have a string with a special (Extended ASCII) character that I scraped from some output. I can’t find the ASCII value of it to reproduce it. How can I get the value of this...

Use PowerShell to report on SharePoint content with custom (dingbat) characters

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to retrieve SharePoint list item values as dingbat symbols to make HTML reports simple and clean. Can you show me an example of how to report on my SharePoint data by using something other than the standard ASCII characters? Today we have a special guest MVP, Chendrayan Venkatesan, to help us out! ...

Use PowerShell to maintain IIS logs

Summary: Learn how to use PowerShell to maintain and work with IIS logs. Welcome back guest blogger, Terri Donahue. Here are Terri’s previous blog posts. Terri is a Senior Customer Support Engineer for Dynamicweb NA and a Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP. Twitter: @terrid_dw Internet Information Services (IIS) log maintenance...

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