Delivery and Deployment, Microsoft Sessions

TH07 Cross Platform Automation with PowerShell Core 6.0


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

PowerShell, it's no longer just for Windows. In fact, with the introduction of PowerShell Core 6.0, the new PowerShell experience works identically across Windows, macOS, and Linux. As we enter a new age of cross platform systems and application management, becoming skilled in using PowerShell across multiple computing environments benefits both the PowerShell developer and the organization.

In this talk, we will walk through configuring a PowerShell Core 6.0 development environment on both Windows and non-Windows systems. We will then explore the benefits of PowerShell automating across platforms, including Docker containers. As a result of attending this session, you will be able to quickly transition your existing PowerShell skills from a Windows centric world, to systems and application management across multiple computing platforms.

You will learn:

  • Understand PowerShell Core 6 and how it compares / contrasts with Windows PowerShell
  • Configure a PowerShell environment on a non-Windows platform
  • Use PowerShell in automation tasks across Windows, Linux, and macOS systems