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PowerTip: Read a JSON configuration file as a PowerShell object

Summary: Using the ConvertFrom-Json Cmdlet in PowerShell to read a JSON formatted file Hey, Doctor Scripto! I've seen a lot of JSON files in use in Azure. I'm not very good with editing JSON properly. Is there an easy way to read this and at least edit it with PowerShell? Most definitely my good friend. For the file below called...

PowerTip: Using PowerShell to Convert raw Text to a Comma Separated columm

Summary: Using PowerShell and a very simple Regular Expression to convert Random counts of spaces to a Comma Hey Doctor Scripto! I have some string based output from a non PowerShell application. The output is good but I need to easily parse it. Is there a way to convert that data to something consistent like "Comma Separated?" ...

PowerTip: Identify if SQL Servers are configured to best practices

Summary: Using the features of the SQLServer PowerShell module to run assessments of your servers How can I easily check that my SQL Servers are all configured to meet best practices? You can use SQL Server Assessments – the latest addition to the SQLServer PowerShell module. Just Run a best practices assessment on your SQL ...