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What is PowerShell?

A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
PowerShell is a tool in the Shells category of a tech stack.

Who uses PowerShell?

Companies
336 companies reportedly use PowerShell in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, Klarna, and ROBLOX.

Developers
754 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PowerShell.

PowerShell Integrations

Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Linux, and ConEmu are some of the popular tools that integrate with PowerShell. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with PowerShell.
Decisions about PowerShell

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PowerShell in their tech stack.

Objective: I am trying to build a custom service that will create VMs in Azure, based on inputs taken from a web interface. I want the backend code that interacts with Azure to be PowerShell.

Ask: Hoping to find help with deciding the simplest architecture of tools to achieve this.

What I have so far with my Limited Knowledge: I am new to Azure and Jenkins. I arrived at Jenkins coz it can run PowerShell and has API that can be called to trigger a job. Although integrating with it over the web seems problematic since its on-prem network. I hear it is possible using the VPN. For the Web, I hope to use Azure Web App with Python/Node.js that I can manage to make API calls to Jenkins.

Is there a better way? I just need help getting the right directions; I will walk the way.

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Shared insights
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PowerShell
Python

I currently work helpdesk and have been for about 6 years. I am looking to become more valuable, and I can't decide what route to take? Python is of interest, and so is PowerShell. What are some recommendations? Maybe something that would benefit a helpdesk position or even get into a network administrator.

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Shared insights
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Windows Server
PowerShell

I am technical support. I work daily with Windows Server / Exchange, Active directory. I would like to learn scripting and automation to make my life easier. I just started learning PowerShell but not really sure about the correct study path from where I can start. I am taking some courses on Udemy and YouTube. Is it enough?

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Jobs that mention PowerShell as a desired skillset

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PowerShell's Features

  • Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Windows PowerShell Web Access.
  • Support for .NET 4.0
  • Support for Windows Preinstallation Environment
  • Disconnected Sessions
  • Robust Session Connectivity
  • Updatable Help System

PowerShell Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PowerShell?
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Batch
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AutoIt
It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages.
AWS CLI
It is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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PowerShell's Followers
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